New clinic offers hope for patients with rare spinal cord diseaseUAB has established the third multidisciplinary comprehensive clinic in the world for transverse myelitis, which can cause loss of motor function or paralysis. It will provide a place each patient can see all the medical professionals who have a role in their care at one time and in one place.Investigators intent on improving quality of life among women with cancerUAB physicians are assessing ways to improve coordination between women's health providers to deliver more comprehensive care for those undergoing surgery for endometrial cancer. New surgical protocols that combine reconstruction could offer a longtime improvement in quality of life, researchers say.UAB Baseball helps Mississippi family cope with loss of father, husband
At a time when a young boy needed a friend and a role model, UAB students stepped up to help provide that for him.Kaul gift to help launch personalized medicineUAB’s new Personalized Medicine Institute will use a $7 million gift from the Hugh Kaul Foundation to advance this emerging discipline, which uses an individual’s own genetic profile to prevent, diagnose and treat disease.Nursing receives grant to open heart-failure clinicThe University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing has received a $1.5 million Nurse Education Practice Quality Retention grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to open a new nurse-managed, population-based, transitional care clinic for heart-failure patients recently discharged from UAB Hospital.Nation’s longest kidney transplant chain reaches 34The UAB kidney chain, which began December 2013 and expects more transplants in January 2015, ‘showcases the power of the human spirit in every aspect.’UAB provides care, support to sickest patients where they need it
The UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care is reaching out to seriously ill patients in the community through its ambulatory care program to improve quality of care and create better outcomes.Mom of NFL player is 28th link in nation’s longest kidney chainEstella Floyd, mother of Indianapolis Colts cornerback and special teams star Loucheiz Purifoy, got to see her son for the first time since May recently when he visited home on a bye week. It was also the first time he had seen her since she received a new kidney as a link in the UAB Kidney Chain.UAB is prepared for Ebola, other emergency situationsUAB experts say the hospital made preparations to manage Ebola as soon as they learned of the outbreak in Africa. “We have a tiered system of medical professionals and first-responders who have anticipated and planned for just about any situation that could affect our area,” said Sarah Nafziger, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine and assistant EMS medical director for the Alabama Department of Public Health.Software to stem snooping in health recordsFairWarning tracks access to electronic health records in real time and flags potential misuse.