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Study Says Community Involvement May Entice Consumers to Shop in-Store


Local retailers should find ways to get involved in the community to help boost business, according to a UAB study.
11-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Heart-Muscle Patches Made with Human Cells Improve Heart Attack Recovery

Large, human cardiac-muscle patches created in the lab have been tested, for the first time, on large animals in a heart attack model. This clinically relevant approach showed that the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury.
10-Jan-2018 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Common Birth Control Shot Linked to Risk of HIV Infection


Replacing the popular contraceptive shot known as DMPA with alternative methods of contraception could help protect women in sub-Saharan Africa and other high-risk regions from becoming infected with HIV.
8-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Cluster of Mutations in Neurofibromatosis Is an Important Risk Factor for Severe Symptoms


Research shows that missense mutations in a cluster of just five codons in the NF1 gene are an important risk factor for severe symptoms of the genetic disease neurofibromatosis type 1. Such information is vital to help guide clinical management and...
22-Dec-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

World Record Kidney Chain Extends with Inspired Organ Donors

Tyler Williamson went to TEDx Birmingham’s 2017 event in March expecting to be inspired and to network and make new connections with fellow attendees. What the 27-year-old did not anticipate was that inspiration would lead him to volunteer to...
27-Dec-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Exercise and Cognitive Training May Be Most Effective in Reducing MCI, an Alzheimer’s Disease Pre-Cursor


Clinicians should recommend exercise and cognitive training for patients with mild cognitive impairment — a common precursor of Alzheimer’s type dementia — according to new guidelines published online in Neurology®.
27-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Improving Sleep Quality for Breast Cancer Survivors


Nearly one in three breast cancer survivors suffers from poor sleep, which can lead to greater mortality.
19-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Coping with Grief at the Holidays


A UAB psychologist offers ways to help ease the loss of a loved one as the holiday season unfolds.
13-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Psychological Effects of Amtrak Crash During Holidays Could Be Severe

18-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST

And the Alabama Senate Winner Is... Political Expert Available for Comments After Election


12-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST

Leading Expert Available to Discuss HIV/AIDS Ahead of World AIDS Day


28-Nov-2017 2:50 PM EST

What Foods Are Making You Sick This Holiday Season?


20-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST

Navigating the Holidays Can Be Difficult for Those with Dementia and Their Families


20-Nov-2017 12:05 AM EST

How to Prepare for Big Thanksgiving Meals


17-Nov-2017 12:05 AM EST

Conversations at the Holiday Table About What Is Harassment Could Blow Families Apart, Says UAB Psychologist.

16-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST

Toys or Experiences? What You Should Know This Gift-Giving Season

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”...
14-Nov-2017 3:30 PM EST

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