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Drowning, Drowning Death, drowning prevention , Electric Shock, Electricity, Water Safety, Pool Safety, Swimming, Swimming Safety

Don’t Be Shocked! Keep Your Family Safe Around Pools and Lakes This Summer

A UAB engineer provides information about the risks and prevention methods associated with electric shock drowning in fresh bodies of water.

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Kidney, Kidney Advocacy, Kidney Transplant, IgA Nephropathy, Kilimanjaro, Surgery, Transplant, deceased donor, Living Donor Kidney Transplant, Living Donor, Cellcept, Nephrology, Tanzania, mycophenolate

Two-Time Transplant Recipient Joins Team Set to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Calvin Kennedy, a nurse at UAB Hospital, is a two-time kidney transplant recipient who has no plans to live an ordinary life.

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cannabidiol, CBD oil, Epilelpsy, Medical Marijuana, Seizure

Epilepsy Journal Devotes Entire Issue to Cannabinoid Research

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Increasing interest in the properties of cannabinoids as a therapy for epilepsy has prompted Epilepsy & Behavior to produce a special issue devoted entirely to studies of cannabinoids. A UAB neurologist involved in UAB’s studies of CBD oil serves a co-guest editor of the issue.

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distracted driving, pedestrian safety , Pedestrian Accidents, pedestrian fatalities, Pedestrians, Texting and Driving, Texting, texting laws, texting legislation, transportation accidents, Psychology, Cognitive Behavior, Smartphone, mobile technology, youth safety, Injury Prevention, Selfies, Virtual Reality

Youth’s Use of Technology Drives Home Need for Evolution in Distracted Walking, Bicycling and Driving Policies

Distractions from technology have a detrimental effect on children’s crash risk as pedestrians and drivers.

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Nutrition, salt, Heart, Sodium, Processed Food, Canned food

Don’t Be Salty About Your Health

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The average American consumes nearly 2,000 mg a day over most adults’ ideal amount of sodium intake, excluding salt added at the table. Sodium found in restaurant, pre-packaged and processed foods, and foods like canned vegetables can increase heart disease and stroke risk, among others.

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Neonatology, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, bioenergetics, Mitochondria, preterm babies, Superoxide, reactive oxygen species (ROS)

Extreme Preterm Infant Death or Disease May Be Predicted by Biomarker

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Tests of cells collected from the umbilical cord blood vessel walls at birth can predict death or poor pulmonary outcomes in extremely preterm infants, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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HIV, HIV adolescents, adolescent AIDS

Study Shows Navigation Program Improves Longevity of Care for Youth with HIV in America

Adherence to care improves when youth with HIV receive education and help navigating the system, according to study out of UAB.

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circadian blood pressure variation, Circadian Rhythms, circadian fluctuations, Glaucoma, glaucoma awareness, ophthalmolgy, Eye Care

Circadian Fluctuations in Glaucoma

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Brian Samuels, M.D., says there is an increase of eye pressure throughout the morning, and that pressure comes and goes throughout the day. This fluctuation is a known risk factor for the progression of glaucoma.

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Dermatology, Dermatologic, Dermatologic Conditions, Skin Cancer, skin cancer awareness, Skin Cancer Awareness Month, skin cancer detection, skin cancer education, skin cancer in men, Skin Cancer Prevention, Skin Cancer Risk, Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Cancer, squamous cell skin cancer

Know the Facts About Skin Cancer

One of the most common types of cancer is skin cancer. A UAB dermatologist shares background information, risks and how to protect your skin.

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Expert Available to Discuss Malware, Computer Security and Cloud Security







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