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Callahan Ophthalmologists Named Among Top Women in Medicine

Each year, the Birmingham lifestyle magazine B-Metro compiles its list of the top women in medicine in the Birmingham area. Included in the 2020 list are UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics...

UAB Launches Transplant App for Referring Physicians

Developed in house and launched in fall 2020, the UAB Medicine Transplant app gives referring physicians 24/7 access to the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute (CTI) team. It includes quick...

5 Things to Know about Pregnancy During COVID-19

If you are pregnant, COVID-19 is probably on your mind, and we understand that you may have some concerns. In this FAQ, we hear from Todd Jenkins, MD, director of Women’s Reproductive Health Care...

O’Neal Cancer Center at UAB Ranked No. 25 by U.S. News

The U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 Best Hospitals list ranks the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB No. 25 in the country for cancer care. This marks the cancer center’s first top-25...

The Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that people with diabetes can get. If left untreated, these conditions may lead to vision loss or blindness. The longer someone has diabetes, the...

Cancer Survivor Thanks Her Doctor with Unusual License Plate

Cancer survivor Leslie Hamilton makes a habit of purchasing a special license plate each year that supports a worthwhile cause. Her 2019 tag, however, was a UAB Blazers plate with a direct message...

UAB Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program Celebrates 50 Years

There have been many milestone birthdays at UAB Medicine lately. Two years ago we marked the 50th anniversary of the very first transplant procedure at UAB, and just last year the entire enterprise...

7 COVID-19 Myths Debunked

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted plenty of discussion about questionable treatments and “must-try” preventive measures. With so much misinformation and difference of opinion out there, how can...

Experts Offer Tips for Managing Back-to-School Disruptions

The COVID-19 pandemic is making the 2020 school year a complicated one for students, parents, and educators. Along with being concerned about the disease itself, parents are worried about their...

Important Information for UAB Patients

Dear UAB Medicine Patients and Family Members,

You have always trusted us with your care, so rest assured that UAB Medicine will continue providing essential medical services throughout...

UAB Medicine Provides Safe Cardiovascular Care during COVID-19

This past spring, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) reported that emergency rooms across the United States were seeing a large drop in heart attack admissions. UAB Medicine also saw a...

Stopping the Spread of Flu ... and Rumors

During peak cold and flu season, viruses spread at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, common misconceptions, erroneous information, and even longstanding myths associated with these illnesses can...

Fighting the Flu: What You Can Do Beyond Getting the Shot

The medical community’s first recommendation for flu prevention is to get your annual flu shot. Fortunately, there are many places in and around Birmingham to get your flu shot this year, including...

Flu Strains Explained, and How the Vaccine Works

As we approach flu season, UAB Medicine already is getting questions about the different strains of the flu virus and the vaccine itself. With expert input from Bernard Camins, MD, associate...

How should I wash fruits and vegetables to kill COVID-19?

It is recommended that you  wash or scrub fruits and vegetables  under running water before eating, preparing, or cooking. Do not wash fruits or vegetables with soap,...

Does the flu vaccine interfere with the body's ability to fight off COVID-19?

The seasonal influenza vaccine will not interfere with the body’s ability to fight off COVID-19. Both the SARS-CoV-2 virus and influenza virus will be circulating in our communities...

Is hydroxychloroquine effective in treating COVID-19?

Several studies have evaluated the use of hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19. Current best available evidence does not show clear benefit of hydroxychloroquine. The Infectious...

What over-the-counter treatments can be effective in easing symptoms of COVID-19?

Over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen or NSAIDs may help alleviate fever and body aches related to COVID-19. Over-the-counter nasal decongestants and throat lozenges may help...

How does the humidity level in the air affect airborne transmission of COVID-19?

Studies have looked at the effect of temperature and humidity on survival of other respiratory viruses, like SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and influenza. Studies are ongoing to assess whether...