December 30, 2010

Einstein Bros. Bagels to open on UAB campus

(Birmingham Business Journal)
Einstein Bros. Bagels is opening its first Birmingham location on the University of Alabama at Birmingham's campus.

December 29, 2010

Phys Ed: If you are fit, you can take it easy

For the study, researchers with the University of Alabama at Birmingham recruited one group of adults in their 20s and 30s and another in their 60s and 70s and had both groups undertake a four-month program of fairly strenuous weight training, with thrice weekly, multiset sessions at the gym. By the end, all of the volunteers were dramatically stronger and had added considerable muscle mass.

 Defense spending boosts Huntsville's economy

(WBHM-FM, Birmingham)
That's Casey Borch. He's a sociologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research shows that states with high levels of defense spending have lower unemployment and higher family incomes.

Hospital upgrades food to promote healing

Patients at the University of Alabama at Birmingham hospital can not only order food from room service, some meals are made by a restaurant chef, officials say.

Birmingham jazz guitarist Eric Essix gets new gig at Alys Stephens Center

(Birmingham News)
Eric Essix looks good in a suit.

Organ need in Alabama rises

(Birmingham News)
As of Dec. 26, there have been 439 organ transplants performed in Alabama this year, according to Dr. Devin Eckhoff, medical director for the Alabama Organ Center and chief of the UAB Division of Transplantation.

December 28, 2010

These halls are made for walking; UAB Hospital trails promote exercise

(Birmingham News)
Debra Jones walks every day on her lunch break, rain or shine.

Bentley makes three more appointments

(Birmingham Business Journal)

Zelia Baugh, of Birmingham, has been named commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Retardation.

Baugh is an experienced psychiatric administrative professional who is currently the administrator of psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Psychiatric Medicine.

(WBRC-TV, Birmingham)

Renowned chef Frank Stitt adds dishes to UAB hospital's menu

(WVTM-TV, Birmingham)
There aren't many hospitals in America in which a patient can order room service, and there's only one where that patient can choose an item inspired, planned and prepared under the guidance of a chef considered one of the nation's best.

(WBRC-TV, Birmingham)

Holidays good time to get medical history

A University of Alabama genetics counselor advises taking advantage of holidays and other family reunions to get family medical history.