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The 20/20 Initiative: Bringing Clarity to Your Vision

At UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics and the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, we are focused on delivering innovative eye care and pioneering breakthroughs in the...

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...

Remember to Protect Your Eyes During UV Safety Month

July is UV Safety month, and UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics wants to remind you that your skin isn’t the only area you need to protect from UV rays – don’t forget about your eyes....

7 Things Your Cardiologist Wishes You Knew

For Heart Month, we polled a team of cardiologists at UAB Medicine and asked them what words of wisdom they had to share when it comes to heart health.  We've all heard the cold,...

Can Your Family History Determine Your Risk for Heart Disease?

Your family medical history should be as familiar to you as your own medical history. Yet, most adults are unfamiliar with their family's medical past. What's contained in it could be the...

Exercise Your Way to Heart Health

You know it's important to keep your heart healthy through a regular exercise routine. However, the holidays can be busy and stressful, and typically don't leave much time for taking care...

Raise your Good Cholesterol for Heart Health

You hear it all the time – lower your cholesterol to increase your heart health. And yes, lowering your cholesterol is an important step to decreasing your risk for heart attack and...

Aspirin Therapy Guidelines

The use of daily aspirin to fight cardiovascular disease has been a long-standing debate between medical professionals. Because of the increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding,...

Take Charge of Your Heart

What You Know About Cardiovascular Disease Could Save Your Life – Or Someone You Love How much do you know about cardiovascular disease?  If you’re in good health, you may think...

Keeping Heart Attacks Away

If you’ve been wondering whether cholesterol-lowering medications and other preventive measures really make a difference in whether or not you will suffer a heart attack, take cheer....

Watch Out for "Hidden Salt": Processed foods are a culprit for heart attacks.

Studies have shown that cutting salt in our diets could prevent almost 500,000 heart attacks a year. Even if you don’t use the salt shaker, the average American consumes more than twice...

Cardiac rehab reduces death, but is under-utilized

After two heart attacks and 10 stents, Rick Vinson had a decision to make — do nothing and likely die from heart disease like his father or take a chance at having a long life. ...

4 Signs of a Heart Attack

Knowing these four signs can save your life—or the life of someone else. Watch our short video; then read on for more interesting heart attack facts from Jose Tallaj, MD, medical...

Three Risks for Heart Disease

You have tremendous power to lower your risk for heart disease.  By living a heart-healthy lifestyle and keeping close tabs on important aspects of your health – like your...

Nine Signs that Children May Need an Eye Exam

Whether your child will attend school virtually or in person this year, we all have back-to-school shopping lists. Your list might include school supplies, new clothes, and even a haircut, but does...

Hogan Knox, MD, joins UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics

Hogan Knox, MD, joined the clinical faculty at Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics. As an assistant professor and ophthalmologist with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of...

Dr. Callahan Selected as Member of Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame

Michael Callahan, MD, a professor with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, was selected as a member of the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame. Dr....

Wearable Devices are Convenient for Monitoring Heart Rhythms

Thanks to advances in wearable health-tracking devices, people can monitor their heart rhythms much easier now. Commercially available heart monitors may provide early detection of irregularities,...

Thirty Years After ADA, There’s Still Work to Be Done

“Freedom possesses many meanings. It speaks not merely in terms of political and religious liberty but also in terms of economic and social progress.” –Robert Kennedy

July 26 will...

UAB Cancer Rehab Program Helps Patients Overcome Complications

Rehabilitation therapy helps people recover from many medical conditions, such as stroke, heart attack, and injury. Rehab for patients with cancer is equally valuable, but it isn’t often used in...