Health & Medicine

UAB earns the American Heart Association's new Worksite Innovation award, wellness recognition.

The board comprises young professionals who have been touched by cancer in some way. 

UAB doctors are helping Bill Matthews overcome epilepsy to become a world-class runner.

Physicians first to use new imaging technology tool to increase accuracy in inoperable lung cancer case.

A long-running treatment alternative for non-violent substance abusers helps reduce the jail population and repeat offenses.

Researchers were surprised that income, more than education, raised the risk of heart-failure risk.

High blood pressure and diabetes can also lead to memory and thinking problems.

UAB’s health administration faculty will help train the hospital administrators of a new 1,500-bed Saudi Arabian hospital.

UAB patient Parker Crawford and his family want to raise awareness of craniofacial disorders.

Cynthia Brown, M.D., MSPH, will direct UAB's Geriatric Medicine Section.

Dan Marson, Ph.D., J.D., is president-elect for the National Academy of Neuropsychology for 2012.

Vera Bittner, M.D., MSPH, has received an award of excellence from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

A UAB researcher will attend a White House briefing on spinal cord-injury rehab research.

With a grant from the Gates Foundation, UAB researchers will target a bacteria blamed for birth defects in the Indian subcontinent.

William Hucke was UAB’s first successful birth from a frozen embryo; now he’s back, studying biomedical engineering.
Floral portrait of Birmingham’s Danny Brannon will adorn Donate Life Rose Parade float Jan. 2.

UAB's National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center has received a five-year renewal grant.

Funding for the UAB Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics has been renewed for an additional five years.

A U.S. Air Force Special Operations surgical team now calls UAB home between deployments overseas, honing their medical skills at UAB’s Level 1 trauma center.

A UAB nurse practitioner has received an award from the Association of Child Neurology Nurses.

The clinic has met the emotional, developmental and medical needs of adoptive families for 10 years; a pilot project aims to improve the adoption process.
Take family holiday gatherings as a chance to discuss family health history.
Eleven new members will join the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center advisory board for 2011-12.

The third annual Run for the Health of It will be held Oct. 30.

National honor recognizes UAB nurses as among the best in the nation.

UAB will offer two programs to help smokers quit in November.

Annual minority health awards jump start research for junior faculty.
Carb counting and insulin pumps help diabetic kids sample Halloween’s sweet indulgences.
Is the increasing frequency of nursing homes purchased by private equity firms without a health care background leading to a decline in care?

Chefs team up with the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center to help cancer patients whose sense of taste is being affected by treatments.

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