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Researchers Describe Mechanism That Underlies Age-Associated Bone Loss


A major health problem in older people is age-associated osteoporosis — the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures. Researchers have now detailed an underlying mechanism leading to that osteoporosis.
22-Sep-2017 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Studies Inconsistent on When Concussed Students Should Return to Learn, Policies and Protocols May Be Needed


Reintegration into school has been a noticeably neglected area of focus in concussion research, particularly in comparison to research on return-to-play. When and how a student should be fully integrated into the classroom are just two questions UAB...
21-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Importance of Lifetime Care for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients


Alabama Adult Congenital Heart Disease Director Mark Cribbs, M.D.In the last decade, the number of adults living with congenital heart disease began exceeding the number of children living with congenital heart disease, even as treatments...
21-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UAB Adopts Innovative Imaging Agent to Improve Detection of Certain Bladder Cancers


A blue-light cystoscopy may detect certain bladder cancer tumors more than the use of standard white-light diagnostic testing.
20-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

$20 Million Statewide Grant to Further Plasma Research, Synthesize Novel Materials and Improve Technologies in Manufacturing Industries


UAB will be a fundamental player in the Alabama jurisdiction of the program, which has just five awardees, with primary goals of improving scientific research and building workforce capacity.
19-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rehabilitation Psychologists Provide Pathways to Quality of Life for the Injured, Ill


UAB’s team of rehab psychologists provides care and pathways to better the quality of life for patients who suffer from a multitude of traumatic injuries.
15-Sep-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Alabama Man Finally Meets the Woman From Germany— His One in 24 Million Match — Who Saved His Life with Her Bone Marrow Donation

Alina Franke registered to donate her bone marrow in Hamburg, Germany, in 2009. She wound up being the one person in 24 million around the world on the Be The Match registry to be the perfect match that Jimmy Roberson needed.
12-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Drug Shown to Lower Risk of Fracture in Women with Osteoporosis

A new drug that boosts bone formation has been shown to reduce the risk of fracture in women with osteoporosis when compared to one of the most commonly used osteoporosis medications, according to findings from UAB reported online in NEJM.
11-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Expert Available to Discuss Fibromyalgia


20-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss Hysterectomy Alternative for Fibroids

20-Sep-2017 10:15 AM EDT

Another Freaking Storm? PTSD, Depression, Anxiety Disorders to Be Expected.


18-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Kidney Transplant Surgeon Jayme Locke Available to Discuss Significance & Importance of Selena Gomez Having a Living Donor

14-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Patient Finds Relief From Abnormal Menstrual Cycles with Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Alternative

After years of pain and excessive and prolonged menstrual cycle bleeding, one Alabama woman found relief at UAB after undergoing a less-invasive fibroid embolization procedure in lieu of a hysterectomy, a major surgery with a long recovery time.
12-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Hurricane Irma Expert Available: Transportation Management Issues Under Extreme Weather Events

8-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Emotional Band-Width Stretched Thin by Harvey and Now Irma


5-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT

East Texas First Responders Running on Fumes, Need Relief


29-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT

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