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Released: 17-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Is a summer vacation safe for your family?
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Destinations are opening up for summer vacation, but does that mean it is safe to travel with your family? The most important consideration while traveling during COVID-19 is weighing the risk, says Curry Bordelon III, DNP, assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.

Released: 11-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Caring for Your Loved Ones with COVID-19 at Home
University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB expert provides practical ways you can care for your loved ones who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 at home.Much has been reported about some of the most severe cases of COVID-19, but what about those who may be experiencing mild or lesser symptoms and are not in situations where they have to be hospitalized? How can spouses, parents or families take care of their loved ones at home?

Newswise: Making the Most of Your Groceries During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Released: 14-Apr-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Making the Most of Your Groceries During the Coronavirus Pandemic
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Tara Harman, RDN, has tips on how to stretch your groceries while saving money.

Newswise: COVID-19: Do not forget the host in treating this disease
Released: 16-Mar-2020 3:35 PM EDT
COVID-19: Do not forget the host in treating this disease
University of Alabama at Birmingham

From reading the literature primarily out of China, many of the severely ill coronavirus-infected patients appear to have clinical and laboratory features of a cytokine storm syndrome, or CSS, which is frequently fatal.

Released: 2-Mar-2020 4:20 PM EST
Cast your ballot, not your germs
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Polling locations across the country employ different methods of casting ballots, like using pens, felt-tip markers or touch screens — all hotbeds for germs.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 5:30 PM EST
How to prepare in the event of a pandemic
University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB experts provide tips for you to prepare yourself in the event of the spread of COVID-19.

Newswise: 5 ways to be a healthy holiday party pro
Released: 17-Dec-2019 10:10 AM EST
5 ways to be a healthy holiday party pro
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Lavish get-togethers with delicious treats by the sleigh-full will abound, but will that cause your waistline to bulge as well?

Released: 1-Oct-2019 5:05 AM EDT
What You Need to Know About Sinus Infections
University of Alabama at Birmingham

As the fall months approach, the potential for seasonal allergies, runny noses and sinus infections increases.

Newswise: PTSD is not just for veterans, it’s a trauma disorder that affects millions
Released: 5-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
PTSD is not just for veterans, it’s a trauma disorder that affects millions
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research shows that individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder are not just war veterans, but anyone who has experienced some form of severe life trauma.

Newswise: Shh…Your Devices May Be Listening to You
Released: 4-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Shh…Your Devices May Be Listening to You
University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB computer science experts provide advice on how to protect your personal information from mobile devices and smart speakers.

Newswise: Surviving gameday: Tips to help you make it through the season
Released: 27-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Surviving gameday: Tips to help you make it through the season
University of Alabama at Birmingham

The boys of fall are back, but how your team fares this season could be the least of your worries.

Newswise: Nine Signs Children May Need an Eye Exam
Released: 21-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Nine Signs Children May Need an Eye Exam
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Comprehensive eye exams can detect a variety of eye conditions, that left untreated in a child, could result in partial or complete loss of vision later on in life.

Newswise: Snoring nose no limits
Released: 19-Aug-2019 7:00 AM EDT
Snoring nose no limits
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Snoring affects nearly 40 percent of adult men and 24 percent of adult women

Released: 13-Aug-2019 11:40 AM EDT
Tips for teens, parents on staying safe during summer months and activities
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Pediatricians share their summer and back-to-school safety tips for parents and teens.

Released: 8-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
“Ouch, it stung me!” — Sting allergies can bee a real buzzkill
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Spending time outdoors may seem as sweet as honey, but a UAB pediatrician says sting allergies can bee a real buzzkill if you are not careful.

Newswise: Amsler’s dive into Antarctic Ocean airs Thursday on NatGeo Wild
Released: 15-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Amsler’s dive into Antarctic Ocean airs Thursday on NatGeo Wild
University of Alabama at Birmingham

The photo captures the beauty of a largely unexplored part of the world. It also captures the joy of a life’s work realized. The video tells the story of the research pioneer, and it will air this week, showcasing the work that has been a central focus for four decades. Margaret Amsler, Ph.D., is among researchers featured in the NHK documentary “Hunt for the Giant Squid” that is set to air Thursday at 3 p.

Newswise: Otherwise healthy and think you have the flu? Avoid the emergency room
Released: 6-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Otherwise healthy and think you have the flu? Avoid the emergency room
University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Centers for Disease Control reports that influenza activity in Alabama is now widespread and likely to increase. Alabama’s Department of Public Health also reports that almost every Alabama county is experiencing significant flu activity. As Alabama and the rest of the country enter the height of flu season, University of Alabama at Birmingham medical caregivers want to remind the public that, if you are normally a healthy person who is experiencing flu-like symptoms — high fever, muscle or body aches throughout the body, exhaustion, and loss of appetite — do not go to the emergency department.

Newswise: Saving sacred architecture in Nagpur, India
Released: 13-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Saving sacred architecture in Nagpur, India
University of Alabama at Birmingham

West view of the Murlidhar temple at Pardi, built during the Bhosle period, in the late 18th century, Nagpur.An American art history professor could help India preserve some historic religious sculpture and architecture.  Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D., associate professor of art history at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, just returned from a research trip in India.

Newswise: Five things anyone can do to prevent addiction or help people suffering
10-Dec-2018 3:00 PM EST
Five things anyone can do to prevent addiction or help people suffering
University of Alabama at Birmingham

While friends or family members may feel helpless if someone they know suffers from addiction, one UAB physician says hope can start at home.

Newswise: Cold Weather Woes and Dry Eyes
Released: 27-Nov-2018 4:50 PM EST
Cold Weather Woes and Dry Eyes
University of Alabama at Birmingham

It is easy to remember steps to prevent the body from getting cold, but what can be done to protect the eyes when cold weather hits?

Newswise: Are smartwatches really a smart idea for heart health?
25-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Are smartwatches really a smart idea for heart health?
University of Alabama at Birmingham

New wearable health monitoring devices can help you stay informed, but should they be relied on heavily?

Released: 29-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Safe and sane: How to help care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, accounting for an estimated 18.4 billion hours of care. As part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in November, UAB geriatricians provide tips, ideas and best practices to help family caregivers care for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, while also keeping the patient and the caregiver safe and sane. The tips include ways to talk about major decisions, such as taking away the keys or moving someone to a new home, as well as ideas to allow the patient to stay safe while continuing to live with dignity and feel valued in their community.

Newswise: A Guide to Finding Your Passion
Released: 17-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
A Guide to Finding Your Passion
University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB transplant surgeon Jayme Locke recently shared six steps to building a dream career. To be a surgeon, you have to have confidence. “I tend to be grandiose in my thinking,” said Jayme Locke, M.D., MPH, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program and vice chair for Health Services Research in the Department of Surgery.

Newswise: Hernias: Why They Hurt and What Can Be Done
Released: 15-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT
Hernias: Why They Hurt and What Can Be Done
University of Alabama at Birmingham

“Every year, nearly 700,000 Americans have surgery for groin hernias.”

Released: 10-Apr-2018 4:40 PM EDT
Facebook Privacy Settings: How to Make Your Account More Secure
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Gary Warner, cybersecurity expert and director of Research in Computer Forensics at UAB, offers tips on which Facebook settings to pay close attention to.

Released: 14-Nov-2017 3:30 PM EST
Toys or Experiences? What You Should Know This Gift-Giving Season
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Giving exciting experiences rather than clutter-producing toys is on-trend this holiday season, and experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have advice on how to do it right. “Experiences are a wonderful way to offer an alternative” to traditional presents, said Joshua Klapow, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at UAB.

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25-Oct-2017 3:30 PM EDT
Physicians React to Flu Forecasts, Recommend Preparing Now for Flu Season
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Australia has seen its worst flu season on record and could indicate a rough season for the United States.

Released: 13-Oct-2017 3:30 PM EDT
What’s Making You Sick: An in-Depth Look at Food-Borne Illnesses
University of Alabama at Birmingham

A UAB Infectious Diseases physician discusses bacteria found in food-borne illnesses and why you should wash your hands.

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Released: 12-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Patient Finds Relief From Abnormal Menstrual Cycles with Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Alternative
University of Alabama at Birmingham

After years of pain and excessive and prolonged menstrual cycle bleeding, one Alabama woman found relief at UAB after undergoing a less-invasive fibroid embolization procedure in lieu of a hysterectomy, a major surgery with a long recovery time.

Newswise: Contact Lens Users: Protect Your Eyes From Heat, Sun and Water This Summer at Home and on the Go
Released: 14-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Contact Lens Users: Protect Your Eyes From Heat, Sun and Water This Summer at Home and on the Go
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Andrew D. Pucker, O.D., Ph.D., gives tips on safe use of contact lenses, including advice on travel, swimming and UV rays.

Newswise: Protect Your Eyes From Long-Term Damage While Viewing the Eclipse
Released: 3-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Protect Your Eyes From Long-Term Damage While Viewing the Eclipse
University of Alabama at Birmingham

A UAB optometrist and ophthalmologist provide advice on how to protect your eyes while viewing the solar eclipse.

Newswise: Helping Your Children Navigate Activities of Interest
Released: 25-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Helping Your Children Navigate Activities of Interest
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Parents who listen to their children’s interests could help them be more successful and well-rounded in their extracurricular activities.

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Released: 18-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT
When Preparing Your Child’s Back-to-School Needs List, Don’t Forget to Include Vaccines
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Even if you’ve previously rejected vaccinating your children or have neglected to do so, physicians say it’s not too late to protect them against many preventable diseases.

Newswise: Physician Travels to Africa to Treat Women Who Have Suffered Childbirth Injuries
Released: 10-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Physician Travels to Africa to Treat Women Who Have Suffered Childbirth Injuries
University of Alabama at Birmingham

A UAB obstetric surgeon will lend her skills to African women by treating obstetric fistula, a common complication of childbirth in the developing world that causes incontinence.

Newswise: Yoga vs. Physical Therapy: Settling the Debate for Low Back Pain
Released: 19-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Yoga vs. Physical Therapy: Settling the Debate for Low Back Pain
University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB’s Stefan Kertesz, M.D., provides commentary on a new trial comparing yoga and physical therapy for those who suffer from low back pain.

Released: 15-Jun-2017 4:40 PM EDT
In Our Dis-Unified Nation, Healing Must Start From Within
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Healing a divided nation must come from each person, individually, says a UAB psychologist, who offers some tips on coping with a divided population.

Newswise: Risk of Forgetting Medical Miracles: Measles Outbreak
Released: 12-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Risk of Forgetting Medical Miracles: Measles Outbreak
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Vaccines are scientifically proven to save lives and prevent major outbreaks of highly infectious diseases among large populations in a safe and effective way.

Newswise: Create Art From Nature: How to Make Paper, Brew Plant Dyes and More
Released: 6-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Create Art From Nature: How to Make Paper, Brew Plant Dyes and More
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Make paper from plant leaves and petals, dye an old shirt with flowers, or create a leaf print on fabric with some tips from the UAB Department of Art and Art History’s Doug Baulos.

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Released: 25-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Don’t Be Shocked! Keep Your Family Safe Around Pools and Lakes This Summer
University of Alabama at Birmingham

A UAB engineer provides information about the risks and prevention methods associated with electric shock drowning in fresh bodies of water.

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Released: 18-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT
Know the Facts About Skin Cancer
University of Alabama at Birmingham

One of the most common types of cancer is skin cancer. A UAB dermatologist shares background information, risks and how to protect your skin.

Newswise: Fidget Spinners: Tool or Toy?
Released: 11-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Fidget Spinners: Tool or Toy?
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Robin Parks Ennis, Ph.D., assistant professor and behavioral interventions and supports researcher, explains how a popular toy can be beneficial with proper management.

Newswise: Infertility: A Q&A with a Fertility Specialist
Released: 24-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Infertility: A Q&A with a Fertility Specialist
University of Alabama at Birmingham

More than 1 million married women ages 15-44 across the United States are infertile. Janet McLaren Bouknight, M.D., offers insight on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of infertile couples trying to conceive.

Newswise: Adolescent Puberty, When and Why She Should See a Gynecologist
Released: 4-Apr-2017 4:25 PM EDT
Adolescent Puberty, When and Why She Should See a Gynecologist
University of Alabama at Birmingham

A UAB OB/GYN discusses when and why an adolescent female should see a gynecologist.

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Released: 30-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Expert Opinion: Beware the Stampede on Reducing Opioids
University of Alabama at Birmingham

As a physician, I urge caution as we cut back opioids

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Released: 10-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST
Op Ed: Climate Change Is Evident in Antarctica
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jim McClintock, Ph.D., author of Lost Antarctica and endowed university professor of polar and marine biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, provides thoughts on the visible signs of glaciers disintegrating in real-time in Antarctica.

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Released: 21-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST
From Transplant Lab Worker to Donor, Alabama Man Becomes Part of UAB’s World-Record Kidney Chain
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Divyank Saini is one of 17 UAB employees who interpret lab samples to determine whether living - and deceased -donor transplants are possible. But Saini wanted to do more, and he did, becoming a donor in the world’s longest kidney transplant chain.

Newswise: UAB Performs Deep South’s First HIV-Positive Kidney Transplant From HIV-Positive Deceased Donor
13-Dec-2016 5:00 PM EST
UAB Performs Deep South’s First HIV-Positive Kidney Transplant From HIV-Positive Deceased Donor
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mississippi man transplanted at UAB is only the eighth HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant recipient in the United States since implementation of the HOPE Act.

Newswise: David Cooper, World Renowned Xenotransplantation Researcher, Joins UAB
Released: 17-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EST
David Cooper, World Renowned Xenotransplantation Researcher, Joins UAB
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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.

Released: 24-Oct-2016 4:55 PM EDT
More Than Ever, This Election Threatens to Divide Us, Says UAB Psychologist
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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.

Newswise: The Five Questions Every Woman Should Ask Her Doctor About Her Breast Health
Released: 21-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT
The Five Questions Every Woman Should Ask Her Doctor About Her Breast Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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?


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