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New gene therapy could provide cure for sickle cell disease, according to UAB study

Although unproven, this novel sickle cell therapy serves as a potential cure. More measures need to be taken to determine long-term function and organ improvement.
17-Dec-2021 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Superheroes: Helping or hurting children?

Could superheroes make children participate in more dangerous play time? A UAB graduate research assistant is conducting a study to see whether superheroes could be related to adolescent injuries.
22-Nov-2021 5:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Making the case to improve outcomes for sickle cell disease

UAB’s Julie Kanter, M.D., says statewide surveillance programs for sickle cell disease can help facilitate progress to improve outcomes.
29-Oct-2021 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New research shows most people are honest — except for a few

About three-quarters of people were consistently honest, telling between zero and two lies per day. By contrast, a small subset of people averaged more than six lies per day and accounted for a sizable proportion of the lies, says researcher Timothy...
27-Oct-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Learning magic tricks can help self-esteem of kids with ADHD

The study, from UAB’s Institute for Arts in Medicine, shows that learning tricks in a magic camp can boost feelings of self-esteem and confidence in children and adolescents with disabilities.
6-Oct-2021 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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$100 million in gifts to transform UAB School of Medicine

In grateful recognition of a transformational $95 million lead gift from longtime University of Alabama at Birmingham supporter Marnix E. Heersink, M.D., the UAB School of Medicine will now be named the UAB Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine.
29-Sep-2021 8:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Seven universities adopt Okanagan Charter, join UAB in U.S. Health Promoting Campus Network

Health Promoting Universities are an international community that aspires to transform the health and sustainability of current and future societies, strengthen communities, and contribute to the well-being of people, places and the planet.
5-Sep-2021 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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...
12-Jul-2021 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Testing a promising treatment for functional seizures in children

Clinical psychologist Aaron Fobian, Ph.D., has developed a therapy for this debilitating condition that she is now testing in a major NIH-sponsored clinical trial.
21-Dec-2021 5:05 PM EST

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The science behind cooking a delicious Thanksgiving meal

Lizzy Davis with the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences shares the science of how to make your Thanksgiving worth gobbling up. “Many people think that they don’t have the skills to be a good cook, but cooking is science,” Davis said.
19-Nov-2021 10:15 AM EST

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Differentiating between COVID-19 and chronic rhinosinusitis

UAB’s Jessica Grayson, M.D., clears the confusion on how to tell COVID-19 from other respiratory illnesses.
30-Sep-2021 2:40 PM EDT

COVID-19 vaccines and men’s reproductive health

UAB’s Adam Baumgarten, M.D., shares more on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine for men.
23-Sep-2021 2:05 PM EDT

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Five common thinking traps and how to avoid them

UAB’s Megan Hays, Ph.D., shares how to overcome common negative thinking traps by using cognitive behavioral therapy.
31-Aug-2021 8:15 AM EDT

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Mind over matter? Recognizing your hunger cues

Two nutrition researchers at UAB claim that hunger cues go well beyond your stomach’s rumbling and grumbling — it has more to do with your overall mindfulness.
27-Aug-2021 12:05 PM EDT

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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