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CBD Oil May Reduce Frequency and Severity of Epileptic Seizures, According to UAB Findings


Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, reduces the frequency and severity of seizures in children and adults with severe, intractable epilepsy, according to findings presented by researchers from UAB at the American Epilepsy Society 70th Annual...
3-Dec-2016 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Surgery or Not – UAB Physician Says the Health Care System and Reimbursement Model Decide in Treating Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm


A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is the 15th leading cause of death in the country, and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55.
1-Dec-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UAB Physician Retools the Case for Housing First to End Homelessness


Authors of a New England Journal of Medicine article recommend a new case be made for housing to end homelessness, emphasizing benefits and de-emphasizing problematic cost-savings arguments.
30-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UAB Celebrates World AIDS Day 2016 and 30 Years of Research in the Clinical Trials Network


Three decades of clinical trials have changed the face of HIV/AIDS.
29-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Elewski Chosen to Lead UAB’s Department of Dermatology


UAB taps Boni E. Elewski, M.D., to lead the Department of Dermatology.
28-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Osteoporosis Patient Advocates Fight for Increased DXA Scan Reimbursements


Following hip fracture increases after a reduction in reimbursement rates for DXA scans led to fewer scans, a UAB physician joined other advocates and successfully lobbied to increase DXA scan reimbursements to better identify and reduce hip...
22-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UAB Physician Calls for Better Understanding, Policy and Treatment for Opioid Addiction


Stefan Kertesz, M.D., says a better understanding of what caused and what sustains the opioid epidemic is needed among policymakers and physicians to best serve patients and address the crisis.
22-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UAB Case Study Chronicles First Brain Bleed Tied to Energy Drinks

Investigators at UAB have presented the first case study of a patient experiencing a brain bleed following consumption of an energy drink.
22-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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David Cooper, World Renowned Xenotransplantation Researcher, Joins UAB


Cooper will join Joseph Tector as co-director of UAB’s Xenotransplantation Program with their research geared toward using genetically modified pigs to facilitate kidney transplants in humans.
17-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EST

Expert on Opioid Addiction Available to Discuss Surgeon General Report of Substance Abuse


17-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST

More Than Ever, This Election Threatens to Divide Us, Says UAB Psychologist

The contentious presidential campaign is causing stress among friends who hold different opinions on the candidates. UAB's Josh Klapow sheds light on how to cope if your friend is voting for the other side.
24-Oct-2016 4:55 PM EDT

The Five Questions Every Woman Should Ask Her Doctor About Her Breast Health


An Alabama woman asked her primary care physician one question that may have saved her life — is it time for me to have a mammogram?
21-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT

Alabama Elementary School, Community Empowers Two Teachers Battling Breast Cancer

A fight with breast cancer has brought Odenville Elementary teachers Meg Lowry and Michelle Simmons closer as they learn the disease is “not your grandmother’s story anymore.”
13-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Expert on Skin Contact From UAB Available to Discuss Importance, Best Practices


5-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Medical Considerations for International Travel


29-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Likelihood of Widespread Zika Outbreak in United States Low


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

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