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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.