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Blindness Doesn’t Keep This Birmingham Golfer Off the Links


Kerry Stein plays golf recreationally and participates annually in the UAB School of Optometry tournament to support the needs of the school — needs he understands well as a staunch supporter who happens to be blind.
4/23/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Oft-Assumed Reasons for Racial Obesity Disparities May Not Be Only Cause, Study Says

African-Americans have higher obesity rates than do whites, and while socioeconomic status is often believed to be the root cause, a new UAB study suggests other factors should be considered.
4/16/2014 3:55 PM EDT

Study Outlines Why Aging May Predispose to Fibrotic Diseases

A new study from UAB highlights why fibrotic diseases — diseases that feature fibrosis or scarring of organ tissue — are typically associated with aging. Fibrosis, the formation of fibrous scar tissue in response to injury, is part of the...
4/9/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Panel Led by UAB’s Garvey Sets Framework to Combat Obesity Epidemic

Calling it the most under-reimbursed major disease in America, two endocrinology societies announced an evidence-based, multidimensional, comprehensive framework to combat the nation’s obesity epidemic today. Meeting in Washington, D.C., the...
4/8/2014 4:25 PM EDT

UAB-Developed Viral Therapy Shows Promise Against Brain Tumors

Researchers at UAB report a genetically engineered herpes simplex viral therapy is safe when used in conjunction with radiation in the treatment of malignant gliomas, one of the most deadly forms of brain cancer. The virus, G207, is a modified...
4/7/2014 2:25 PM EDT

Disease-, Age-Related Effects of HIV May Impact Driving Abilities of Middle-Aged and Older Adults


Nearly half of people living with HIV experience cognitive deficits that may impact instrumental activities of daily living, including driving, according to University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing research published in the March issue...
4/2/2014 7:30 AM EDT

New REGARDS Data Show Heart Attack, Stroke Risk Equations Are Accurate Despite Initial Criticisms

The AHA/ACC formulas for heart attack and stroke risk released in November were described as overpredicting a patient’s risk, but the latest findings published in JAMA suggest otherwise.
3/28/2014 12:00 PM EDT

UAB Study Aims High-Tech Mapping at Violence in Mexico


UAB professor Chris Kyle maintains among the first of its kind high-tech mapping at violence in Mexico.
3/28/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Our Experts on Newswise

Expert on Ukraine Crisis Available to Speak


3/28/2014 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.
3/21/2014 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.
3/19/2014 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...
2/21/2014 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.
2/12/2014 11:00 AM EST

UAB Cybersecurity Expert: Yahoo Giving Smart Advice to Protect Email

1/31/2014 2:00 PM EST

Alan Gertler, MD - Obesity and Heart Disease

Alan S. Gertler, M.D., associate professor of medicine in UAB’s Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and part of UAB’s Heart & Vascular Service.
12/30/2013 4:55 PM EST

Anath Shalev, MD - Type 2 Diabetes

Anath Shalev, M.D., director of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center. Shalev is an internationally recognized authority in endocrinology, pancreatic beta-cell biology and the pathophysiology of diabetes.
12/30/2013 4:50 PM EST

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