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New series will review cases as they pose questions about the limits to which health-care providers could and should go in the best interests of their patients.
A blood test that measures the health of mitochondria could could prove to be a significant early warning system for people with chronic diseases and help tailor medical interventions based on a patient's genetic makeup. UAB researchers report their findings in the journal Clinical Science.
Only 38 occupational therapists in the world have a specialty certification in low-vision rehabilitation, and 20 of them are UAB alumni.

Register now for the UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium, which brings green experts from around the world to focus on lessons in sustainability and the use of smart technologies. The June 12 event is free and open to the public.

UAB and Professor Suzanne Oparil, M.D., director of UAB's Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program, are listed among Expertscape's top 10 institutions and individual experts for their pre-eminent contributions to the understanding and treatment of hypertension. The selections are based on its quantitative analysis of peer-reviewed articles in medical journals. See all the highly ranked specialists in this area at UAB.
Appointments with certified massage therapists are available for 30 or 60 minutes in the Campus Rec Center, and prices start as low as $35. Details online.
Vettes-4-Vets, a veterans organization of Corvette enthusiasts, has established an endowed award to benefit current or former members of the U.S. military who enroll in degree-granting programs at UAB.
Patients ages 18 and older will be treated for non-emergency conditions seven days a week.
A new residency program, one of four in the nation, will help address the mental health needs of a growing veteran population. The program, supported by a three-year pilot grant from the Veterans Health Administration, is open to certified mental health nurse practitioners who have graduated within the past 12 months.
Timothy Kraft, Ph.D., associate professor in Vision Sciences, was selected for membership in the Biology of the Visual System Study Section, Center for Scientific Review for a four-year term beginning July 1.
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