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Patient Trapped by Fallen Tree During Tornado Walks Again Thanks to UAB

Arnoldo Vasquez Hernandez was pinned under an oak tree that fell on his house during a tornado in January 2021, requiring a rare, in-the-field amputation. After being fitted for a prosthetic leg, he is now able to take his first steps in nearly five...
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Undiagnosed and Untreated Disease Identified in Rural South Africa

A comprehensive health-screening program in rural northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, has found a high burden of undiagnosed or poorly controlled non-communicable diseases, according to a study published in The Lancet Global Health.
18-Jun-2021 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Will Reduction in Tau Protein Protect Against Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementias?

A study suggests that reducing tau protein in brain neurons will not protect against Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementias. If borne out, this result differs from Alzheimer’s disease, where reducing endogenous tau levels in brain neurons...
18-Jun-2021 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Data and Safety Review Board Reports How it Monitored the COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Evaluation of three vaccine candidates during the COVID-19 pandemic fell to 12 experts of the federally appointed COVID-19 Vaccine Data and Safety Monitoring Board. This team has now taken the unusual step of publishing details of their review...
15-Jun-2021 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How does COVID-19 affect patients with cancer? Largest U.S. study shares first results

New findings include a significant increase in risk of death among patients who had recently had chemotherapy.
10-Jun-2021 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UAB’s new Immunology Institute provides new avenues for discovery

UAB has established an interdisciplinary hub for research and patient care in the study of immunity.
27-May-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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COVID-19 mRNA vaccines: How could anything developed this quickly be safe?

For many, the arrival of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in less than a year is, quite literally, unbelievable. That skepticism feeds hesitancy to take the vaccines. But development of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 is no overnight success. In fact, they...
25-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UAB’s American Chemical Society chapter honored for its work during COVID-19 pandemic

The UAB undergraduate Student Affiliates group of the American Chemical Society has been awarded its highest recognition for the 2019-2020 academic year, Outstanding Student Chapter Award.
21-May-2021 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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A clear decision: cataract detection and removal

For anyone experiencing changes in vision, a comprehensive eye exam is essential. However, because the changes related to cataracts can be slow and subtle, it is better not to wait until your sight is significantly affected.
8-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT

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Five benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine

UAB experts explain some of the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
11-May-2021 2:50 PM EDT

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Masking may help prevent severe allergies this spring

Masking can prevent more than COVID-19 from spreading this spring: Allergic rhinitis symptoms have shown to be significantly reduced with facemask usage during the pandemic.
23-Mar-2021 4:25 PM EDT

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Black dean of UAB School of Medicine able to discuss COVID health inequities, vaccine hesitancy in minority populations

9-Feb-2021 12:20 PM EST

The truth, or fake news? How to do the research yourself with deception expert Tim Levine

The world has many different information streams now. Levine shares his strategy for deciphering facts from fiction, no matter the topic.
5-Feb-2021 4:35 PM EST

Keep Moving and Stay Connected: Tips for Taking Care of Older Loved Ones During a Pandemic

Mask orders. Constant cleaning. Quarantine. The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how many people live. This can be especially true for older adults. As one of the most at-risk populations for COVID-related complications, many older adults...
16-Nov-2020 4:10 PM EST

Pancreatic cancer physician available to discuss medical conditions in wake of RBG passing

18-Sep-2020 8:05 PM EDT

Fireworks safety and your eyes during COVID-19

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