Health & Medicine

Untreated dental issues can affect school performance

A therapy created at UAB for adults is adapted to help a young boy with hemiparesis learn to ride a bike and more.

The UAB Health System again is noted for its use of information technology to improve health care.

More than a dozen infectious diseases are preventable, and children should be vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

UAB Hospital will work towards international "Baby-Friendly" designation.

Ventricular assist devices offer better survival rates than ECMO therapy for children awaiting heart transplant.

Lister Hill Library at UAB hosts major community health fair.

An innovative program to screen patients in UAB’s emergency department helps identify people who don’t know they are positive for the virus that causes AIDS.

Collaboration will address issues of health-care delivery.

New minimally invasive procedure to replace damaged aortic valves can help patients for whom open surgery is not an option.

The UAB Primary Care Clinic will promote reading and healthy eating for kids July 31.

Facing an injury or other health challenge does not have to sideline your future; UAB experts say the way you handle it can teach you a valuable life skill.

Researcher says states with stricter gun laws report fewer deaths by firearm, but Internet availability can undermine that.

Olympians offer a glimpse of non-traditional sports — and cool ways to have fun and excel.

You’d have to drink 10 glasses of milk a day to get your recommended vitamin D, UAB experts say. Sunshine or a supplement is better.

Herpes zoster vaccine may get another look in patients being treated for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Arnett is the fifth UAB faculty member installed as president of the American Heart Association.

A new drug that improves lung function for some patients with cystic fibrosis may also help treat smokers with the incurable lung disease COPD.

Heading to the great outdoors this summer?  Here are some tips on how to stay safe in the wilderness or your own backyard.

The Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act will be a political football; its long-term existence depends on 2012 election.

A team from UAB’s International Adoption Clinic meets kids in China, providing priceless medical and emotional information to prospective parents.
JAMA study shows advances, but editorial by UAB faculty says more long-term study is needed.

A midurethral sling during surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse reduces the risk of developing stress incontinence, but also poses greater risks.

UAB’s Hernandez has been named as the only American representative to the European Academy of Management Board, dealing with healthcare management issues.

New materials and new techniques have led to a surge in hip replacements, both for seniors and for active weekend warriors.

Grab a blanket and go watch a professional fireworks show this Fourth of July, say UAB ophthalmologists, and skip home fireworks.

New specialization available within the doctoral Vision Sciences program.

Ophthalmology professor will conduct a congressional briefing.

Exercising outdoors during the summer can be hard on the heart but there are things you can do to make it less stressful.

Mary Warren has been named co-director of the UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation

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