November 19, 2010

Accommodating obese patients

(ABC News Nightline)


Veterans: Traumas resurface at end-of-life

Researchers led by Dr. Joshua Hauser of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and Dr. Amos Bailey of the University of Alabama at Birmingham have developed a program they say is tailored to meet veterans' end-of-life needs

November 18, 2010


Birmingham City Schools strengthen partnership with UAB

(WBRC-TV, Birmingham)
Birmingham City Schools and UAB are ready to take their relationship to the next level.

Drub tested at UAB shows promise in treating CF

A possible drug to help treat cystic fibrosis that was tested at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and 15 other sites appears to be safe in patients and showed some improvements in clinical measures of the disease, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday.

Zapping kidney nerves lowers stubborn high blood pressure

"This could revolutionize the way we treat medication-resistant hypertension," says Suzanne Oparil, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


(AOL News)




November 17, 2010


Good morning, Governor

(Montgomery Advertiser)
A new study puts the annual economic impact on the state of the University of Alabama at Birmingham at $4.6 billion, and notes that every state dollar sent to UAB brings a return to Alabama of $16.

Mud in your eye? An ineffective way to imbibe

(USA Today)
Research has shown that students overestimate how much their peers are drinking, says Laura Talbott, professor of health education at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Author of books on Tuskegee syphilis experiments speaks at UAB


The author of two books on the Tuskegee syphilis experiments said she wants her research to help teach people about medical research -- not scare them away from it.


November 16, 2010


AHA: Smoking over 15 years ago tied to heart failure risk

(Doctors Lounge)
In the Cardiovascular Health Study, Amiya A. Ahmed, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues evaluated the long-term effect of past smoking on incident heart failure among 3,855 community-dwelling adults, 65 years of age or older.


(Med Page Today)

Prenatal exposure to nicotine affects stem cells in hippocampus

(Science Daily)
"Previous research has shown that nicotine, cocaine, and other addictive drugs decrease the number of newborn cells in adults. Our research suggests that these effects may be even more dramatic in newborn animals," said Robin Lester, PhD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who directed the study.

November 15, 2010

HIV, cancer and heart disease don't stop survivors from helping others

(Birmingham News)
Congestive heart failure hit Sherri Selph at age 42. Four years later, with end-stage failure, the South Carolina woman learned that UAB was planning a clinical trial of a machine that might keep her alive -- a left ventricular assist device.


Electrical cardioversion beneficial for older adults with atrial fibrillation


(Doc Guide)
Electrical cardioversion significantly reduces the risk of death in older patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a study presented here today at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2010.

Message of discovery

(Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Research scientist James McClintock was on the ice one day in Antarctica, peering into the water through a dive hole, when he noticed an odd sight.

Final ceremony at University of Alabama at Birmingham ends with Tibetan monks sweeping away sand art work

The elaborate Medicine Buddha sand mandala assembled by Drepung Loseling monks in Alys Stephens Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is gone. In a closing ceremony Friday afternoon, the Tibetans who created had it swept it away in an expression of impermanence.