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.
Presented by the Mid-South Chapter of the National Association of Composers, USA, the concert will feature new works by its members.
Have you checked out this season’s lineup for UAB’s Alys Stephens Center? It’s a stellar mix of music, dance and more. Tickets for all new shows go on sale to the general public starting May 17!
Gifts established a scholarship program for business students and support the new Football Operations building fund.
The article by Courtney M. Peterson, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and coauthors suggests it may be worth considering replacing BMI z scores with TMI to screen for obesity and overweight status in children and adolescents.
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.
Funding to UAB for medical research by the National Institutes of Health topped $238 million in 2016, driving innovation and growth.
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.
This free event is open to the public and aims to help community members secure their financial future.
Every time a Birmingham paramedic team goes on a basic call it costs at least $350, and often those calls simply involve having someone take their medicine or helping them up because they were dizzy and fell.
One argument against the ACA mandate is that it essentially forces people who don't smoke, don't abuse drugs or alcohol, and aren't overweight to pay for other people's lifestyle-associated illnesses.
"For students, it gives them something to channel their energy. It can increase their executive functioning and their working memory when they are doing challenging tasks. Fidget toys definitely have some merit, but it is important to make sure they are being used appropriately in the classroom."
The University of Alabama at Birmingham purchased the Courtyard by Marriott. The property is located adjacent to UAB Medicine facilities.
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.
Successful Phase III trials at UAB contributed to the development of a novel “corrector-potentiator” combination drug therapy for cystic fibrosis patients.
Dance illusionists MOMIX will present their new work, Opus Cactus, in the Sirote Theatre at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center from Thursday through Saturday, May 11-13, at 7:30 p.m.
The trial will take place at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and measure the levels of the two drugs in blood and vaginal fluid of healthy women participants, aged 18-45 years.
nycu graphic 2Robin Parks Ennis, Ph.D., assistant professor and behavioral interventions and supports researcher, explains how a popular toy can be beneficial with proper management.
When asleep, blood pressure (BP) naturally decreases in most cases, yet intraocular pressure increases. These imbalances have been linked to the progression of glaucoma.
This novel approach to exercise is being evaluated among obese breast cancer survivors with restricted walking capabilities.
The researchers found that the likelihood of receiving regular follow-up, phone calls, pneumococcal and influenza vaccines, home health care, durable medical equipment, and pulmonary rehabilitation was higher for patients in BPCI, and they were more likely to attend pulmonary clinic.
As the Associate Director of ArtPlay, the community education initiative of UAB’s Alys Stephens Center,  J. Heath Mixon oversees the creation of classes, summer camps, a year-long musical theatre workshop, and the Words Are Our World vocabulary initiative.
Local middle school girls will come to UAB to participate in fun science and engineering activities led by female students and professionals.
These scientifically diverse researchers deliver lectures at American Society for Microbiology Branch meetings throughout the United States.
"Overdiagnosis occurs because screening for thyroid cancer often identifies small or slow growing tumors that might never affect a person during their lifetime," explained task force member Seth Landefeld, who is chairman of the department of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
The institute awarded the five-year program project grant to UAB Division of Nephrology researchers David Pollock, Jennifer Pollock, Ed Inscho and the University of Utah to study renal control of sodium and salt balance.
Primary care optometrists and ophthalmologists may sometimes fail to detect age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of vision impairment in the elderly, a recent U.S. study suggests.
A group of students recently explored Birmingham’s “linguistic landscape,” surveying the city to see how different languages are used in its signs, maps and advertising. Discover what their findings say about Alabama’s growing diversity, and learn how the challenges they encountered could pave the way for better communication.
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The exhibition will feature two major series of works by Sandlin, “A Sinner’s Progress: A Modern Moral Journey” and “76 Manifestations of American Destiny,” and will include a selection of hand-printed books, drawings and paintings.
“We conclude that these collective results suggest that canagliflozin may improve adipose tissue function, increasing adiponectin and decreasing the inflammatory posture of the adipocytes as reflected by a decrease in IL-6, independent of weight loss, and these may reflect favorably on cardiometabolic health.”
Brainwave-sensing headsets could be used by hackers to steal passwords and other private data, research has found.
The third annual Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Symposium met at the University of Alabama at Birmingham last month, a gathering of noted physicians and scientists who share the goal of creating new tissues and new knowledge that can prevent or repair heart disease and heart attacks.
Based on these exams, none of the participants were diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration by primary care optometrists and ophthalmologists. But when retina specialists took another look, they diagnosed the eye disorder in 25 percent of cases.
The book “Art and Celebrity in the Age of Reynolds and Siddons” transports readers to late 18th-century London, where modern celebrity culture emerged.
nycu graphic 2Professor says reverse mortgages are best considered by seniors who are “equity rich and cash poor” and plan to live in their current home for a long time.
UAB neurosurgery’s commitment to quality care is reflected in outcomes that beat national averages in key measurements.
Some of the 18 graduates of the Innovate Birmingham Workforce Program have been offered jobs to begin high-demand information technology careers with local employers like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Brasfield & Gorrie, Regions and UAB.
The annual symposium May 15 will provide help and support for cancer patients and survivors.
Now that it's become appreciated that a high-salt diet may contribute to the rise of many diverse health problems including autoimmune disease, trying to understand how the body regulates salt is extremely important, and that's the work we hope to continue to do with this grant.
In Birmingham, homicides have increased 80 percent since 2014, mainly due to gun violence.
The study, led by the NIH-funded Microbicide Trials Network, will be conducted at two sites in the U.S. — the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh.
A UAB symposium on cardiovascular tissue engineering brought together some of the best in the business in this rapidly developing field of translational medicine.
The first target for the UAB spinoff Incysus Ltd. will be glioblastoma. Incysus has just received a European patent for its innovative approach to fighting cancer.
This year, the NAS is excited to welcome the UAB Football team as the honorary starters for the 11th annual race. In 2016, the run raised more than $65,000 for student scholarships.
Where other forms of distracted driving are externally influenced, like interacting with a cellphone, drowsy driving is an internally influenced distraction; but the result is the same -- cognitive and visual resources are withdrawn from driving.
Through the new partnership, Guideway Care will lead the national implementation of UAB's program, which has led to a 55 percent reduction in hospitalizations, a 29 perfect reduction in emergency room visits and a 45 percent reduction in overall cost.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Women and Infants Center hands out more than 1,500 infant CPR kits each year to help save the lives of infants who are born prematurely, with congenital heart disease or are admitted for respiratory distress and/or neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Take a night to celebrate and embrace some of the hardest-working people in health care.
Investigators will have a state-of-the-art space to conduct safe and age-appropriate clinical research to advance the science and treatment of childhood diseases.
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