February 8, 2011

Cigarettes can have a strong hold on smokers

(Dothan Eagle)
"It's tough because it's an addiction," said Dr. William Bailey, a professor of medicine at UAB in Birmingham who specializes in pulmonary, allergy and critical care. " ... The most important thing is a sincere desire to quit."

Tree-stand falls rise among Alabama hunters

(News Blaze)
The irony? Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham published a study calling attention to this preventable risk in the December 2009 Journal of Trauma® Injury, Infection and Critical Care. It revealed certain target areas for preventing tree-stand-related injuries, including safety-education campaigns that recommend the use of safety harnesses and regular maintenance.

Black History Month events in Birmingham area

The Alys Stephens Center on Saturday will host the "Make it Happen" Performing Ensemble -- all teenagers -- as they share life stories of several notable African-Americans, including Alabama natives Joe Louis and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, through song, dance and storytelling. Performances are at 10 and 11:30 a.m.; tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children.

February 7, 2011

Scans let Auburn, UAB scientists look inside the brain

(Birmingham News)
The hallways at Auburn University's new MRI center are quiet, the offices and laboratories half empty, and the room that will soon house the strongest brain-scanning device in the state is locked up tight.

UAB: More women dying from heart disease than men

(WBRC-TV, Birmingham)
Women out there might want to hold back on the Superbowl snacks this year and maybe stick to the vegetables.

(The Daily Sentinel)