Health & Medicine
A new national study by UAB Dentistry researchers has found that most general dentists are not following root canal standard of care guidelines.
James Landis’ personal cardiologist says his 88-year-old patient’s heart went from roaring like a freight train to humming like a fine-tuned engine after procedure.
Hundreds of the top physicians in the nation practice at the UAB Health System, according to the latest edition of the Best Doctors in America®.
UAB surgeons patched mitral and tricuspid valve leaks, which eliminated Terry Maddox’s fluid retention and got her congestive heart failure to drop from a Class 4 to Class 1.
UAB Health System CEO William Ferniany, Ph.D., has been recognized on the Becker’s Hospital Review “130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs To Know.”
Donald Rabren came in to have open-heart surgery until a surgeon discovered great risk in continuing and elected to close him up and do a different procedure three days later.
Valve-in-valve treatments are becoming more necessary as patients get older and outlive their original replacement heart valves.
The UAB Department of Music Therapy and UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine will host a lunch and learn Nov. 9.
Earnest Tate saw his overall health slipping before enduring a heart attack. Then he went to UAB Hospital.
Alabama’s largest comprehensive heart valve program offers TAVR, numerous valve replacement and repairs, perileak closure, and other structural heart procedures.
With a cancer treatment that could damage her reproductive system looming, Jessica Sparks decided to harvest and freeze her eggs to keep her dream of building a family alive.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center ranked as one of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with great oncology programs in America.
The searing pain and debilitating fatigue of fibromyalgia and related conditions turn life into a daily struggle for millions of Americans. UAB’s Jarred Younger hopes to bring them relief through his groundbreaking research into potential causes,including brain inflammation, and exciting new treatments.
UAB has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the only hospital in Alabama among the most connected for 2015-16.
Jessica Williams, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAB Department of Health Services Administration, received a $100,000 New Connections grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine perceptions of discrimination in health care settings.
A new study from UAB could provide the first known data about the impact of dietary patterns on dietary adherence and cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with spinal cord injury.
UAB researcher reports that brentuximab vedotin may be effective therapy for older patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma who cannot tolerate standard therapy.
To learn the secrets of healthy aging, Steven Austad consults the experts: 500-year-old clams, 200-year-old fish, and other ancient animals. His studies reveal aging’s molecular mechanisms, which could help humans live longer and healthier. Get his advice on healthy aging, and discover how a new UAB research center will launch an age of discovery.
New UAB research demonstrates social factors that determine survival of younger patients with AML and present opportunities to improve outcomes.
The prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, test has limitations, but the new Prostate Health Index can offer an exact percentage of prostate cancer risk.
Fifty-first transplant means 102 total surgeries have been performed since December 2013 as the nation’s longest-ever chain continues to grow.
Smita Bhatia, M.D., M.P.H., director of UAB's new Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, explains how cancer treatments can lead to chronic health conditions in later life — and how "survivorship clinics" will help.

About half of American hospitals have some form of arts programming, usually art or music therapy. Now a growing number of medical centers — UAB Hospital is the first in Alabama — are implementing the more comprehensive AIM model.

Monika M. Safford, M.D., helped shape the new Web tool for the National Diabetes Education Program, “Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes.”


UAB ophthalmologists have dinner in the dark to gain better understanding of what it means to be vision-impaired.
UAB offers two national clinical trials with customized treatment for lung cancer patients.
Boni Elewski, M.D., and Wendy Cantrell, DNP, pursue research and therapies that bring new drugs to market and change patients’ lives.
UAB pathologist also leads a trainee in producing software to improve the quality and efficiency of perinatal autopsies.
UAB presents preliminary data indicating a significant savings in cancer costs by using a novel lay navigation program.
An experimental lung-volume-reduction procedure using one-way valves shows promise for a UAB patient.
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