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Community members from Beaufort, South Carolina, trained palliative care physicians on how to have culturally appropriate conversations with their patients based on their backgrounds and ethnicities.
UAB Medicine joins more than 100 health systems acknowledged as working to make high-quality care for older adults even more tailored to patients’ goals and preferences.
Anna’s Fund, which was established by Rodney Tucker, M.D., and Billy Connelley, provides financial assistance to Hand in Paw volunteer teams to help defray costs associated with training and supplies to become a pet therapy team.
Kellie Flood, M.D., is a geriatrician and the associate chief medical and quality officer for Geriatrics Care Transitions at UAB.
SPRINT trial: Intensive lowering of blood pressure did not significantly reduce dementia risk but did have a measurable impact on mild cognitive impairment.
Dawne Mouzon, Ph.D., will present her lecture on gender differences in marriage, romantic involvement, and desire for romantic involvement among older African-Americans at UAB on Jan. 4.
A group of women who range from ages 30-80 formed a support group with one another in their breast cancer fight in an effort to live life to the fullest.
As part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in November, UAB geriatricians share information about how to care for a loved one with dementia while helping them maintain their independence and dignity.
The first Southeast Institute for Innovation in Palliative and Supportive Care Summit will be held Nov. 1-2.
UAB was part of a groundbreaking trial that is believed to be the first time it has been proved that the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia can be reduced through high blood-pressure treatment.
More than 500 patients have been visited by physicians and nurse practitioners in UAB’s House Calls program since 2014.
A primary care physician and a nutritionist create a checklist of cancer screenings, lifestyle changes and health conditions for women to be aware of during each decade after 50.
Brown was elected by the society’s members and will begin her term in November.
UAB provides emotional, social and spiritual care beyond the pain of life-threatening illnesses and diseases to help patients have the best quality of life.
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