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Study Shows Risk Factor Prevention Should Be Addressed at All Ages

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Older adults can develop cardiovascular risk factors later in life, according to a study from UAB.
29-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Administering Additional Antibiotic Prior to C-Section Reduces Infection Rates by 50 Percent

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The change of practice in C-section delivery improves the health of mom and baby.
27-Sep-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$8 Million Grant to Support Research to Repair Hearts with Bioengineered Patch

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To prevent heart failure and restore heart function, researchers will work to create a bioengineered, human heart-tissue patch that is large, standardized and highly functional. This preclinical work will be supported by a seven-year grant just...
21-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UAB Narcan Project Has Stopped Nine Opioid Overdoses; Seeks Additional Naloxone Kits

A UAB-crowdfunded study to provide naloxone kits to family and friends of at-risk opioid users has distributed more than 100 kits and has seen nine overdose reversals since it began in November 2015.
20-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Removing Cellular Bookmarks Smooths the Path to Stem Cells

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Cells use specific proteins that help the cell remember what collection of genes needs to be turned on again after cell division. Removing these transcriptional bookmarks may be a key to better reprogramming of human fibroblasts to create induced...
19-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UAB Researchers Seek Better Patient Adherence Recommendations for Diabetic Retinopathy

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Complications of diabetes can lead to blindness, yet only 29.9 percent of diabetic patients studied adhered to recommendations to have an eye examination.
16-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Downs Receives BrightFocus Foundation Glaucoma Research Grant

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The BrightFocus Foundation has awarded a glaucoma research grant of more than $149,000 to J. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, for his work on a new wireless system to measure and control fluid pressure around the...
15-Sep-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UAB Partners with Local Organizations to Launch Parks Prescription Program in Birmingham

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Exercise is a key to better health, and UAB is teaming up with local partners to encourage people to get outside and be active in their local parks.
14-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Medical Considerations for International Travel

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29-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Likelihood of Widespread Zika Outbreak in United States Low

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High mosquito and human population densities, combined with mosquito breeding conditions, are the central cause for Zika virus.
30-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Zika and pregnancy expert available: Why Savannah Guthrie made the right to choice to forgo Rio Olympics

7-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Zika, Pregnancy and Microcephaly: What You Need to Know

A UAB physician provides information on risks, recommendations and effects of Zika virus for pregnant women.
3-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

UAB Expert: Prevention Methods for Decreasing High Rates of HIV in the South

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17-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Evacuation From Wildfire Just the Beginning, Psychological Impact Could Have Long Term Consequences Says UAB Expert

11-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Sharrron! All Eyes on Ozzie as Prince of Darkness Attempts to Manage Life Alone

9-May-2016 11:05 PM EDT

Debunking Digital Eyestrain and Blue Light Myths

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Adam Gordon, O.D., discusses blue light, including the lack of clinical evidence in advertisements overstating dangers, as well as the effects of blue light on sleep and eye discomfort.
25-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

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