October 29, 2010

That Halloween candy won't ruin young teeth, UAB dental professor says

(Birmingham News)
Go ahead, let the kids binge on Halloween candy this weekend. A pediatric dentist and professor at UAB says it's OK.

FDA rejects Qnexa, a third weight-loss drug

(New York Times)
"It's going to put the brakes on all obesity drug development for a decade," said Dr. W. Timothy Garvey, chairman of the department of nutrition sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who was an investigator in the clinical trials of Qnexa.


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October 28, 2010


UAB's Marfan syndrome clinic treats all symptoms at one spot

(Birmingham News)

When Kayla Light's son Kayleb was born nearly three years ago, she knew she would have to get him tested to see whether he had Marfan syndrome.


October 27, 2010


Gold may have drawbacks as investment, Birmingham financial experts say

(Birmingham News)
The value of gold is related to economic uncertainty, said Andreas Rauterkus, an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. The new gold rush began at the beginning of the Iraq war and then took off during the 2008 financial crisis, he said.

Election 2010

(WBHM-FM, Birmingham)

UAB communications professor and political pollster Larry Powell says the gambling indictments have turned the issue radioactive. Especially given the amount money allegedly at play in this corruption case.


October 26, 2010


Halloween candy isn't as bad as you think - in moderation

(WVTM-TV, Birmingham)
Costumes have been chosen. Routes have been planned. Now all that's left to do is collect - and eat - tasty Halloween confections.

(Health Canal)

Financial tips

(WVTM-TV, Birmingham)

A local mom and blogger shares her tips for finding free activities for the whole family.

Leeds outlet mall aims for splash despite tough times

(Birmingham News)
Over the years, the outlet industry has continued to evolve and refine itself, said Mickey Gee, executive in residence for the department of marketing and industrial distribution at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Roseanne Cash is right on the money

(Birmingham News)
Who: Rosanne Cash, 55, a singer-songwriter who specializes in folk, country and other types of roots music. She's also an author, essayist and the daughter of a bona fide music legend, Johnny Cash.


October 25, 2010


Local hospital now offers room service

(WIAT-TV, Birmingham)
Administrative Director of Food, Nutrition, and Guest Services at UAB Hospital, Charlotte Beeker, says the facility is known for high technology, but the new perk for patients could come from the kitchen.


Medical West plans to build $11M ER on I-459


(Birmingham Business Journal)
Medical West hospital said it wants to build a nearly $11 million free-standing emergency department on Interstate 459.


ACG: Toss-up results on colitis study


(Med Page Today)
"This study shows that within the context of the same clinical trial, two accepted clinical scores can result in conflicting conclusions," said Mannon, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Study links high blood pressure to memory trouble

(Vancouver Sun)
"It's possible that by preventing or treating high blood pressure, we could potentially prevent cognitive impairment, which can be a precursor to dementia," Dr. Georgios Tsivgoulis of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who led the study, said in a statement.

U.S. Standards for rear seats put kids at risk, advocates say

(Insurance Journal)
Martha Bidez, a professor of safety engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and advocate for improved U.S. child-protection standards, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has refused to adopt stringent, mandatory crash testing of child restraints in the rear seats of cars sold in the United States.

Turkish-Ottoman culture celebrated Monday at UAB

UAB will celebrate Turkish history, arts and culture with lectures, music, cuisine, a panel discussion and other events. Titled "Legacy of an Empire: A showcase of Turkish-Ottoman Arts and Culture," the all-day event begins at 10 a.m. with an art exhibition at Hill University Center, 1400 University Blvd.