Health & Medicine
Two young Alabama women formed a bond over a rare germ cell cancer affecting only 1,000 women across the United States.
UAB School of Nursing Professor David Vance, Ph.D., received a five-year, $2.86 million R01 grant to test ways of improving cognitive function in older adults with HIV.
UAB News introduced Baby JJ and the Burford family to the public in 2015. After two difficult surgeries in his first year of life, Jeremiah reaches a milestone in his road to recovery.
Palliative care helps patients get the most out of life, whether they’re newly diagnosed, a survivor, or nearing the end of their journey. UAB’s palliative care pioneers provide a fresh look at the fast-growing specialty and its emphasis on listening, choices, patient goals, and quality of life.
Alabama landmarks will change their colors to bring awareness to the need for Alabama’s residents to register to be organ donors.
Infertility choices for women are expanded with UAB Fertility Care Network.
Role of mentors for patients with diabetes is the focus of a $30,000 grant.
Reflecting a national trend, UAB’s Division of Trauma, Burns and Surgical Critical Care changes its name to Acute Care Surgery.
Open-access videos from the chair of UAB's Department of Genetics focus on the latest treatment approaches for critically ill children in all settings.
Michelle Harris came to UAB on maximal life support, unsure if she would live after a rare multisystem autoimmune disease attacked her lungs. Now, she will go home with her eyes on upcoming prom and graduation.
A new multi-institutional study looks at the negative effects of a high-carbohydrate diet on the heart.
Springing forward with daylight saving time may increase your risk of having a heart attack if you have a history of heart disease.
UAB has joined forces with the American Cancer Society in the “80 by 18” initiative to actively promote colorectal cancer screening among its employees.
UAB launches new clinic for primary ciliary dyskinesia, a rare, inherited respiratory disease.
New performances have just been announced for March in the UAB Hospital North Pavilion.
Selma’s first black police chief now has new opportunities ahead thanks to a new procedure from UAB cardiologists.
One of America’s hottest careers could help fill Alabama’s health care gaps. Discover how in-demand physician assistants are training at UAB — in a program ranked among the nation’s best — to help practices serve growing numbers of patients and reach out to underserved communities in UAB Magazine.
The Sickle Cell Foundation has completed a $1 million gift to the UAB Adult Sickle Cell Clinic.
In a joint statement of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center urges parents, young adults and physicians to increase HPV vaccination rates.
UAB is among the first in the United States to offer Pelvalon’s Eclipse System, a nonsurgical therapy for women who suffer from accidental bowel leakage.

Meet a family bound not by blood or name, but by their kidneys in the world’s longest living-donor kidney transplant chain. Discover how science and human kindness come together to save lives.

Kaizen, a Web-based gaming platform developed at UAB, promotes learning through a mix of education, entertainment and competition.
UAB’s School of Nursing is training new nurses to be better equipped to help our nation’s veterans.
A 24-year journey leads one family to the UAB Undiagnosed Diseases Program for the answers they sought.
Endorsed by the ASA, UAB’s Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and the Office of Interprofessional Simulation will now offer courses for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology.
A new pilot study led by Shannon Morrison, Ph.D., is exploring the effects of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet with adequate protein in older persons living with HIV.
Researchers at UAB look for a relationship between eye movement and the brain to find biomarkers to help diagnose and treat concussions.
North Carolina resident Jerry Phillips has known since 2001 that he would one day need a kidney transplant. Fourteen years later, his need was fulfilled by a stranger and his transplant surgery performed by a friend.
Mykiria Mitchell has a newfound smile and is looking forward to showing it off thanks to the UAB School of Dentistry.
Best of 2015A new surgical robot helps UAB physicians add a new technique for preparing for epilepsy surgery.

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