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Two-Time Transplant Recipient Joins Team Set to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Calvin Kennedy, a nurse at UAB Hospital, is a two-time kidney transplant recipient who has no plans to live an ordinary life.
24-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Epilepsy Journal Devotes Entire Issue to Cannabinoid Research


Increasing interest in the properties of cannabinoids as a therapy for epilepsy has prompted Epilepsy & Behavior to produce a special issue devoted entirely to studies of cannabinoids. A UAB neurologist involved in UAB’s studies of CBD oil serves...
24-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Youth’s Use of Technology Drives Home Need for Evolution in Distracted Walking, Bicycling and Driving Policies

Distractions from technology have a detrimental effect on children’s crash risk as pedestrians and drivers.
22-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Don’t Be Salty About Your Health


The average American consumes nearly 2,000 mg a day over most adults’ ideal amount of sodium intake, excluding salt added at the table. Sodium found in restaurant, pre-packaged and processed foods, and foods like canned vegetables can increase...
22-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Extreme Preterm Infant Death or Disease May Be Predicted by Biomarker


Tests of cells collected from the umbilical cord blood vessel walls at birth can predict death or poor pulmonary outcomes in extremely preterm infants, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
22-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Navigation Program Improves Longevity of Care for Youth with HIV in America

Adherence to care improves when youth with HIV receive education and help navigating the system, according to study out of UAB.
22-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Circadian Fluctuations in Glaucoma


Brian Samuels, M.D., says there is an increase of eye pressure throughout the morning, and that pressure comes and goes throughout the day. This fluctuation is a known risk factor for the progression of glaucoma.
19-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative Awarded $5.8M for MS Research


The grant will help fund a study to determine whether people with multiple sclerosis get as much benefit from an exercise-based rehabilitation program delivered via internet and telephone as they do when the therapy is provided in a clinic.
15-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Don’t Be Shocked! Keep Your Family Safe Around Pools and Lakes This Summer

A UAB engineer provides information about the risks and prevention methods associated with electric shock drowning in fresh bodies of water.
25-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Know the Facts About Skin Cancer

One of the most common types of cancer is skin cancer. A UAB dermatologist shares background information, risks and how to protect your skin.
18-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss Malware, Computer Security and Cloud Security

18-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Cybercrime Expert Says Computer Infection Rate of Wannacry Attack May Not Be as Widespread as Initially Reported


17-May-2017 3:30 PM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss Dangers of Caffeinated Drinks

16-May-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Fidget Spinners: Tool or Toy?


Robin Parks Ennis, Ph.D., assistant professor and behavioral interventions and supports researcher, explains how a popular toy can be beneficial with proper management.
11-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Infertility: A Q&A with a Fertility Specialist


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.
24-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Forecasting the Future of Genomics


21-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT

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