From: DallasNews.com
Unknown to many shoppers urged to buy foods that are “low-sodium” and “low-salt,” this long-standing warning has come under assault by scientists who say that the typical American’s salt consumption is without risk.
Therapeutic anti-cancer vaccines developed to treat metastatic disease such as advanced prostate cancer or melanoma rarely have a noticeable effect on the tumor but have been associated with a statistically significant increase in patient survival.
Almost half of colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors with pain interference (PI) during the initial phase of care have continued PI post-treatment, according to a study published online March 20 in Pain Medicine.
A theoretical physician reimbursement model developed from a study out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that certain incentives can reduce the spending and improve the quality of primary care.
Alabama's first two patients in the state-approved Carly's Law study conducted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham last week began taking an experimental marijuana-derived medication for treating severe seizures.
Living in a rural area was not a barrier to undergoing total ankle arthroplasty (TAA), and outcomes following TAA were not significantly different between residents of urban and rural areas, according to an analysis of a national database.
At least one member of the Delaware family poisoned while vacationing at a resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands in March was transported on a UAB medical jet, hospital officials said.
The VORLab will study the effects of injuries sustained in football and other contact sports on balance, eye movement and vision to improve diagnostic tools and promote recovery.
UAB physician chosen to lead state chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Corexit 9500—the dispersant most heavily used by BP to disperse oil in the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 spill—may have caused lung damage in people involved in the cleanup process and gill damage to marine life.
The 10-student ensemble is invited to perform at the four-day conference, which features the world’s greatest trumpet and brass artists.
A standout player at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in his hometown between 1996 and 2000, [Torrey] Ward played professionally in China alongside Yao Ming before getting into coaching.
From Modern Medicine
While the authorities have not released details of Lubtiz’s visual or mental health diagnoses, Mark Swanson, OD, MSPH, associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, says one such vision problem that can occur with mental health problems include conversion disorder, a condition in which patients show psychological stress in physical ways.
The study, appearing in the April issue of Health Affairs, examined Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's Physician Group Incentive Program, which uses a fee-for-value approach focused on primary care physicians.
Four School of Education faculty members to present at American Educational Research Association annual meeting.
UAB Athletics partners with Student Activities Council to host Blazer Block Party.
AIDS cases in the Deep South have substantially increased in recent years. An upcoming Summit will address the issue April 17.
UAB is implanting one-way valves in patients with severe emphysema in an effort to reduce their overall lung volume, which improves lung function.
The UAB Department of Theatre is gearing up to put on a production full of satire and hilarious lessons about New York City life.
An autism spectrum disorder, PTHS is characterized by moderate to severe intellectual disabilities; difficulty with walking and balance; breathing abnormalities; seizures and an inability to speak.
Overall, the various available guidelines on hypertension management have been coming to a consensus that 140/90 mmHg is appropriate for most people.
J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Ph.D., also from the University of Alabama, and colleagues examined the effect of early versus delayed initiation of a PC intervention for 122 caregivers of 207 patients with advanced cancer.
The study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, published in the PLOS One online journal, also found that an enzyme triggered by the Corexit 9600 dispersant compound in humans and animals might be used to protect against the harm caused by the chemicals in the dispersant.
Incentive programs rewarding primary care physicians shown to lower medical spending and improve quality.

The annual EXPO will showcase research and scholarly work by UAB undergraduate students across all academic disciplines and departments.




UAB senior will research Alzheimer’s disease abroad through prestigious scholarship program.

Sessions for business executives will give participants hands-on innovation experience.

Students will compete for $10,000 in scholarship money.

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D., will present the 11th annual Glenwood Endowed Lecture at the UAB Alumni House on April 15.

UAB research identifies enzyme that protects lungs and gills following damage from oil dispersant.
Allison, associate dean for Science in the UAB School of Public Health, is recognized for his contributions to the F1000 recommendation service.
Fairhope, Alabama, resident Hayden Olds came for a second opinion, and ended up finding the best treatment route.
Working for an employer as an intern shows you know how to work, as opposed to knowing how to get a degree.
Amjad Javed, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has taken a major step forward in understanding the bone development function of a gene called runx2, which could lead to future ways to speed bone healing, aid bone bioengineering, stem osteoporosis and reduce arthritis.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham recently named Curtis Carver Jr. as its next vice president of information technology and chief information officer.
"Complex Vision," a massive multicolor artwork by artist Yaacov Agam was re installed on the exterior of UAB's Callahan Eye Hospital where it had been displayed for 38 years.
"More than 90 percent of recruiters use social media and will look at your social profiles," said Suzanne Scott-Trammell, executive director of Career and Professional Development at UAB.
From Mens Journal
Professional cycling is no stranger to performance enhancing drugs and, it turns out, amateur cyclists are following the pro lead.
The ability to build a mimic of the interferon-interferon receptor complex allows a hunt for unique monoclonal antibodies.
Natural hand motions associated with calling, snapping and tapping smartphones can be detected and used to withstand malware attacks using motion, position and ambient sensors available on most smartphones.

The only program of its kind in Alabama, UABTeach enables undergraduate STEM majors to receive a subject-matter degree and accreditation to teach at the secondary level in a traditional four-year plan.


After restoration, Yaacov Agam’s “Complex Vision” once again adorns the Callahan Eye Hospital.

Senior Johnathon Lyons and junior Nole Jones won at the Southeastern Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions and will compete in nationals in June.

Celebrate spring with the ASC and see Australia’s Sway Poles free each day during a three-day residency culminating in a circus arts showcase and grand-finale community performance.
Mutt Strut will be held on Saturday, April 18, on the UAB Campus Green.
Students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Photography in the South course curated “Inherited Scars: A Meditation on the Southern Gothic,” from the Birmingham Museum of Art’s collection.
The Thelema Trio, a Belgium new music ensemble, will appear in concert at UAB’s Hulsey Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16.
New lead vocalists make their debut during the choir’s spring concert, which will raise money for the group’s upcoming 20th anniversary concert and fall 2016 tour.
For his inaugural ASC performance, Winwood will be joined by a loose, funky, four-man band to stretch his classic tunes into jams. Sugarcane Jane will open the show.
Let the wild rumpus start with this reimagining of the children’s classic tale of Max and his island of monsters told through contemporary and hip-hop dance.
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