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Avoiding and Treating for Contact with Poisonous Plants


With these tips from UAB Emergency Medicine, know how to identify poison ivy, oak and sumac, protect yourself against allergic reaction, and treat exposed areas.
28-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Summer Heats Up Our Emotions, Too


Tempers will flare and the threat of violence is often not far behind as temperatures rise, says a UAB psychologist.
27-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UAB Study Showcases Poisoning Risk to Small Children From Laundry Pods


UAB study says laundry pod detergents pose an increased risk of severe injury for young children over nonpod detergents.
27-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In What Is Believed to Be a U.S. First, UAB Physician Uses Telehealth to Replace Comprehensive Face-to-Face Visit for Home Dialysis Patient

Eric Wallace is piloting a telehealth program, which he says could open the door for Alabamians in rural communities to receive more subspecialized care without traveling long distances.
21-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Blinding Truth – Fireworks and the Dangers They Pose to Your Eyes


Thousands of people, many of them children, suffer eye injuries from fireworks each year in the United States. UAB ophthalmologists at the only eye emergency room in Alabama provide safety tips.
17-Jun-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study to Explore Role of Spirituality Among African-Americans with Chronic Illness


Spirituality plays a central role in many aspects of African-American culture, and UAB School of Nursing postdoctoral scholar Deborah Ejem, Ph.D., will explore how significant a factor it is.
15-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Human Clinical Trial, UAB to Test Diet’s Effect on Ovarian Cancer Patients


Metabolism-based therapies such as the ketogenic diet have the potential to become a valuable adjunct to standard cancer treatment.
15-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In-Hospital Mobility Program Proves Successful for Patients’ Posthospital Function


A UAB study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows patients’ mobility while hospitalized helps maintain daily activity in older adults.
15-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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


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


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

Coping with the Death of Prince, Icons


21-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Can You Own a Cloned Human? Expert Explores This and Other Bioethical Issues in New Book Based on Hit Sci-Fi Show “Orphan Black”


In his new book, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club,” international expert on the ethics of human cloning, Gregory Pence, explores issues raised in the sci-fi show “Orphan Black” about human cloning, its ethics and impact on...
1-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT

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