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Neighborhoods Important Factor in Risk of Stroke for All Races


Those living in more advantaged neighborhoods are less likely to have a stroke than are their counterparts who live in less advantaged neighborhoods, according to a UAB study.
19-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Working Under Pressure: Diamond Micro-Anvils Made by UAB Will Produce Immense Pressures to Make New Materials


UAB researchers will use pressures greater than those found at the center of the Earth to potentially create as yet unknown new materials. In the natural world, such immense forces deep underground can turn carbon into diamonds, or volcanic ash into...
18-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UAB Receives Prestigious BRAIN Initiative Grant for Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease


UAB has received a BRAIN Initiative grant of $7.3 million from NIH to study new technology that could improve outcomes from deep brain stimulation. UAB investigators will assess next-generation DBS technology which can direct current in specific...
17-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UAB Cardiologists Say New Calcium Supplement Study Is No Reason to Panic

New research says calcium supplements may not be heart-healthy, but UAB cardiologists are saying there is no reason to panic.
14-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Alabama Suburban Parents Drive Distracted with Children in the Car


Parents’ driving distracted is a significant danger, and a UAB study suggests suburban and rural parents use cellphones with children in the car.
13-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Saving Lives by Making Pneumonia Vaccine Affordable


Moon Nahm’s groundbreaking research is on the threshold of aiding researchers in producing vaccines at prices that will propel their widespread use and help protect the estimated 1.6 million children, most of them under the age of 5, who die...
13-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fighting Pain Through Knowledge About Sensory Organs in the Fingertips


Jianguo Gu has unraveled how sensory information that is processed in the Merkel discs in fingertips is conveyed to the ending of a sensory nerve, the start of its journey to the brain. Such molecular understanding may help to treat the pain called...
12-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Employees at an Alabama University Rally Around One of Their Own Fighting Breast Cancer


Almost 100 people have signed up for the annual Komen Race for the Cure in honor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Yvonne Akins, a mentor and friend to many at UAB for 42 years.
11-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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

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