In the News

Jessica Grayson, M.D. 

Sinus infections • Seasonal allergies • Olfactory sense issues • Upper respiratory airway diseases • Nasal medicine • Influenza 

UAB physicians urge people to get flu shots early in the season.
You cannot really germ-proof your home, but you can clean and disinfect things to improve your chances of preventing the flu.

Neena Xavier, M.D. 

Preventive medicine • Endocrinology • Diabetes • Thyroid-related illnesses • Experiential learning strategies in the classroom • Health disparities 

UAB is taking extra measures to promote flu prevention this season through education.
As the fall months approach, the potential for seasonal allergies, runny noses and sinus infections increases.

David LaFon, M.D.

Pneumonia • Pulmonary disease • Influenza 

Higher employment rates cause an increase in flu incidence, according to a new study.

Sarah Nafziger, M.D.

Preparing before, during and after a crisis • Trauma and critical care • Disaster medicine • Pre-hospital care

Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D.

Intervention to prevent infection with HIV, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) • Multipurpose prevention, including contraception options and protection against HIV and genital herpes • STI diagnosis management and prevention • Reproductive tract infections, including transmission to infants • Vaccine-preventable infections • Infectious disease outbreaks

Rachael Lee, M.D.

Healthcare epidemiology • Infection prevention • Outbreak of infectious disease locally and globally including the flu • Multi-drug resistant pathogens in relation to infection control

William Curry, M.D.

Internal medicine • Rural health • Primary care • Rural vs. urban health disparities • Socioeconomic health disparities

Candice Dye, M.D.

Water safety and children • Traveling with children • Infant safe sleep

Stephen Russell, M.D.

Annual physicals • Primary physician care Primary care for adults and children • Vaccinations • Urgent care for flu, upper respiratory infections, etc. • Preventive care for adults

Kevin Harrod, Ph.D.

Influenza virus • Infectious disease • Pulmonary disease • Chronic Lung disease  

Kill the flu virus by following these tips on what to clean and how to disinfect commonly touched areas at home, school and work.

Tedra Smith, DNP

Parenting and children's health • Emergency medicine & crisis management • Addiction 

The flu shot is safe for both pregnant women and their unborn babies.

Grace Grau, DNP

Health Disparities • Cardiovascular disease • Chronic and continuing care for adults and the elderly 

Public health and hospital officials encourage those who think they have the flu to call their health care provider or visit an urgent care clinic — and leave the emergency room for acute injuries and life-threatening conditions.
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