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Primary Texting Bans Associated with Lower Traffic Fatalities, Study Finds


States that allow officers to pull over a driver for texting while driving saw fewer deaths than those that use secondary enforcement of texting bans.
25-Jul-2014 12:15 PM EDT

Reminder for Adults: Immunizations Are Still Needed and Can Be Lifesaving

Though kids often stay on track with receiving vaccines due to school requirements, with no system in place, adult rates remain low, according to one UAB expert.
25-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Low-Carb Diet Recommended for Diabetics

A new study suggests that low carbohydrate diets should be the first point of attack in managing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
24-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

UAB Enrolls Nation’s First Patient in Phase III Drug Trial for Preeclampsia

UAB has enrolled the first patient in the United States in a Phase III clinical trial for a drug to treat preeclampsia in pregnant women that, if successful, would be a significant clinical breakthrough for reducing pre-term births and infant...
23-Jul-2014 5:20 PM EDT

New Psoriasis Drug Shows Potential in UAB-Led Phase III Trial

Boni Elewski, M.D., led one of two trials featured in the New England Journal of Medicine that show secukinumab is a safe and effective psoriasis treatment.
16-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

UAB Medicine Partners with Joining Forces to Better Identify, Treat Those Who Have Served


Cheri Plasters, a University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing graduate and nurse in transplant and general surgical services in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, will implement the “Have you ever served in the military?” campaign at...
14-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Does This Trunk Make Me Look Fat? Overweight Zoo Elephants No Laughing Matter

The birthrate for African elephants in zoos is declining, and UAB researchers look for a link between inflammation and obesity that may be connected to the increase in infertility.
11-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Breakthrough MitraClip Procedure Repairs One Heart Structurally, Another Emotionally


Mary York's heart broke when she heard her husband of 65 years say he didn't want to live anymore. UAB physicians were able to repair his heart — and ultimately hers, too — when her husband became one of the first in Alabama to receive a...
10-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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In a @JAMA_current Editorial, @msaagmd Talks About Treatment Costs for #HepC/HIV Coinfected Patients #AIDS2014


21-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Genomics Investigator Works Toward Cancer Prevention with Award-Winning Research


UAB epidemiologist Christine Skibola used genomics to identify a DNA variant that makes some susceptible to leukemia.
11-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Expert on Ukraine Crisis Available to Speak


28-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Expert Offers Affordable Care Act Tips Ahead of Open Enrollment Deadline

As the open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace draws to a close, one UAB health policy expert points to confusion and says to seek help or risk penalty.
21-Mar-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Gear Up for Flood Risk

Flooding could be severe this spring. Emergency physician and disaster preparedness expert Dr. Sarah Nafziger says be ready.
19-Mar-2014 10:55 AM EDT

Dallas Buyers Club: An AIDS Specialist Takes on the Oscar-Nominated Movie

Dallas Buyers Club captures the despair and frustration of the AIDS crisis but misses the mark on profits. In a video interview, Dr. Mike Saag, past pres. of the HIV Medical Assn & director of the Center for AIDS Research, gives a non-Hollywood...
21-Feb-2014 5:00 PM EST

UAB Experts Available, Presenting at 2014 International Stroke Conference

UAB will contribute newsworthy presentations, and it has a number of experts available to weigh in on the news coming out of the conference.
12-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST

UAB Cybersecurity Expert: Yahoo Giving Smart Advice to Protect Email

31-Jan-2014 2:00 PM EST

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