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UAB physicians will present several new treatment regimens available for those with hepatitis C, including some that have shown excellent cure rates.
Health care provider recommendation of HPV vaccines could help decrease secondary cancers in childhood cancer survivors.
UAB has created new clinical space with a $10 million renovation of the Whitaker Clinic at UAB Hospital.
A screening program conducted by University of Alabama at Birmingham Callahan Eye Hospital ophthalmologists is helping cut negative outcomes from ROP in infants by half.
The UAB School of Dentistry has developed a new way of screening for potential health risks.
The trial will seek to find out whether less-invasive endovascular surgery is always a better choice than traditional open surgical repair for veterans with aortic abdominal aneurysms.
UAB nurse Calvin Kennedy climbed some 17,000 feet before torn knee ligaments, avascular necrosis and an intestinal parasite forced the two-time kidney transplant recipient to halt his ascent just 5.5 hours from the summit.
UAB partners with state agencies and organizations to aggressively decrease the spread of HIV/AIDS to the point of elimination of the spread of AIDS by 2030.
With her 2-year-old granddaughter’s life in peril, 62-year-old Carol Graydon came to UAB to be tested as a living kidney donor — and was a perfect match.
One UAB School of Nursing faculty member is impacting outcomes for ostomy patients with online postoperative visits.

The School of Nursing, UAB Hospital and the UAB Health System formally work together through the UAB Nursing Partnership to align critical resources to provide outstanding patient care.

The new clinic will be located just off Interstate 20 in St. Clair County.
UAB personalizes treatment for dry eye patients with the expansion of clinic and development of guidelines for diagnosis and treatment.
UAB is the only institution in Alabama chosen to date to participate in the TAPUR Study to help further understand targeted therapies in patients with advanced cancers.
Anezi Uzendu, M.D., has touched the hearts of many patients and colleagues in his time at UAB; but now that reach is bigger than ever, after his own heart failed him.
The Golden Week program developed by UAB’s Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was recently recognized nationally for its standardized set of practices for premature infants, providing them with quality care in their first week of life.
UAB’s Stefan Kertesz, M.D., provides commentary on a new trial comparing yoga and physical therapy for those who suffer from low back pain.
The American Heart Association says most Americans don’t have the training to respond appropriately to cardiac emergencies in the workplace, so the AHA is pushing CPR and first aid training at the jobsite.
Recent findings from an innovative nationwide trial indicate that the drug pembrolizumab, when used in combination with standard therapy, may provide positive results for patients with locally advanced breast cancer.
Vaccines are scientifically proven to save lives and prevent major outbreaks of highly infectious diseases among large populations in a safe and effective way.
UAB study examines relationships between stigma, discrimination, abuse and depression in American Muslim women.
Authors conclude that the relationship between the complexity of left main coronary artery disease and clinical outcomes varies over time and lay out approaches for individualized strategy of revascularization.
A multidisciplinary team will provide patients with advanced technology to diagnose and manage facial nerve disorders.
This study will explore the role of biomechanical differences in the optic nerve that may explain why individuals of African descent are at greatest risk of developing glaucoma.
The new UAB Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic provides breast cancer patients extended follow-up care, helping them adjust to physical and emotional changes after treatment.
Adherence to care improves when youth with HIV receive education and help navigating the system, according to study out of UAB.
Brian Samuels, M.D., says there is an increase of eye pressure throughout the morning, and that pressure comes and goes throughout the day. This fluctuation is a known risk factor for the progression of glaucoma.
The UAB Cancer Center offers patients with advanced and rare cancer, including those with any stage of pancreatic and brain cancer, the opportunity to have no-cost tumor profiling, and patients may be matched with an appropriate clinical trial or recommend use of an FDA-approved drug.
The grant will help fund a study to determine whether people with multiple sclerosis get as much benefit from an exercise-based rehabilitation program delivered via internet and telephone as they do when the therapy is provided in a clinic.
Researchers have found a new, more accurate way to determine if adolescents are overweight, important findings considering many school districts label adolescents — who tend to be more vulnerable to weight bias and fat shaming than adults — as obese.
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