Health & Medicine
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

Add an increased risk of stroke to the list of health problems caused by sleeping fewer than six hours a night.

UAB’s new nano-material extends the life of pancreatic islets and reduces inflammatory response that causes transplant rejection.

UAB faculty will give 25 presentations at ASCO scientific meeting; topics also include ovarian and breast cancers and AML, or acute myeloid leukemia.

UAB study finds majority of older adults rate themselves as excellent drivers though one in four had a wreck in previous five years.

An American Lung Association project will help patients with COPD.

The National Institutes of Health centers will close gaps in curricula so clinicians can make better and safer choices about pain treatment.

UAB affiliation provides residents in Okaloosa County and surrounding areas with increased access to advanced cancer care.

UAB’s newest affiliate extends leading-edge care to Guntersville, Boaz areas.

The Program in Environmental and Translational Medicine combines clinical care with research to prevent, treat diseases caused from air pollution, water contamination, other causes.

Study says findings could be a game-changer for patients, helping doctors determine when to perform surgery and providing better long-term outcomes.

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