Noteworthy appearances of UAB in local and national news.

State Should Set Rules for Older Drivers

(Lansing State Journal)
And USA Today reported last year that "a 2004 Florida law requiring that older drivers pass a vision test before getting a license renewed has helped cut the death rate among drivers 80 and older by 17 percent, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham."

Behavioral Training Doesn't Help Incontinence Outcomes

(Modern Medicine)
Kathryn L. Burgio, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues randomized 64 women to treatment for urge urinary incontinence consisting of eight weeks (four visits) of drug therapy only (extended release oxybutynin) or drug therapy plus behavioral intervention, including pelvic floor muscle training and urge suppression techniques. The primary outcome was reduced frequency of incontinence episodes recorded in the women's bladder diaries at eight weeks (with follow-up at six and 12 months).

Alabama Second Most Spammed State

(WIAT-TV, Birmingham)
According to a new report out of UAB, over 99 percent of emails received on Alabama computers are spam! Experts say it's because of Alabama's metropolitan makeup and the size of our businesses.

Alabama Students Learn About Water Conservation During Summit

(Birmingham News)
"Water is everywhere. Everything that we touch involves water," Emily Shedlarski, 18, a Hoover High School graduate, said. "Water determines the strength of a community. If you don't take care of it, you can destroy the environment." Shedlarski, who will study natural science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the fall, wants to keep the Cahaba River clean.