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Blood Pressure Medications Can Lead to Increased Risk of Stroke, Study Finds

The importance of preventing hypertension is reinforced by a study showing anti-hypertension medicines can increase stroke risk by 248 percent, according to new UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Stroke.
29-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

UAB Study Says Race Influences Warfarin Dose – an Advance for Personalized Medicine

A new report from UAB demonstrates that clinical and genetic factors affecting dose requirements for warfarin vary by race. The study, published online today in Blood, proposes race-specific equations to help clinicians better calculate warfarin...
29-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

UAB Study Identifies Pathway That May Cause Seizures and Shorten Survival for Patients with Severe Brain Tumors

Researchers at UAB have identified a chemical pathway that may be associated with seizures and shorter patient survival in some patients with malignant glioma, the most common and deadly form of brain tumor. The researchers suggest that a...
27-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Flavored Fruit Drink or Poisonous Cleaning Product? How to Prevent Accidental Poisonings

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Two children die each day in the United States as a result of poisoning. UAB child safety expert David Schwebel, Ph.D., works to prevent this from occurring.
26-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

UAB Study Shows That Injury Rates From Wearing High-Heeled Shoes Have Doubled

New research from UAB shows that high-heeled-shoe-related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012. The frequency and severity of those injuries were sufficient to make the investigators suggest that wearing the appropriate shoes for the appropriate...
21-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Studies Show Drug Combo Is Effective for Some Cystic Fibrosis Patients

The combination of two drugs — an investigational drug used in conjunction with an already FDA-approved medication — improved lung function in patients with one form of cystic fibrosis, according to two new studies.
18-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Be Sunscreen-Savvy and Lessen a Main Skin Cancer Risk Factor

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Three million cases of skin cancer could be prevented annually by avoiding ultraviolet light. UAB experts share how to pick out the proper UV-protection and use it effectively.
13-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

UAB Opens the Third Clinic in the World for Patients with Transverse Myelitis

There were only two comprehensive clinics in the world for TM until UAB opened the third multidisciplinary, comprehensive clinic for transverse myelitis. It will combine physicians and other medical professionals from multiple disciplines in caring...
12-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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Injuries From Wearing High Heeled Shoes Increasing, Says UAB Injury Researcher

19-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

UAB Career Professionals Share Wisdom for New Graduates, Job Seekers

New graduates and students hoping to find a job or choose a career can increase their chances by heeding the advice of professional career planners. Specialists in Career and Professional Development at the University of Alabama at Birmingham share...
6-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Who’s Hiring? New Grads See Brighter Job Market in 2015

More jobs are offered this spring for new grads, but students still in school should prepare for the job hunt before they graduate, says Joy Jones with UAB Career and Professional Development.
5-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

HIV Pioneer: Use Lessons From the Epidemic to Improve Health-Care System

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Michael Saag, M.D., spreads message from first book to TEDxBirmingham attendees; says three lessons can help enact change.
16-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Your Social Media Footprint: Friend or Foe?

First impressions matter, so keep your social media accounts and your reputation clean and classy when searching for a job.
27-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

How to Get the Internship You Want

Internships are today’s entry-level jobs, and at least 65 percent of students who intern receive job offers. Here are pointers on how to secure one.
11-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

UAB Experts Available, Presenting at 2015 International Stroke Conference

From secondary stroke prevention to alcohol consumption’s effect on stroke, UAB experts will cover various areas of the disease and will be available to provide expert comment.
10-Feb-2015 1:10 PM EST

Measles Outbreak Was Inevitable but Can Be Halted, UAB Doctor Says

UAB’s David Kimberlin, M.D., who also is president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, urges parents to speak with their child’s doctor about immunizations.
27-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

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