Happy pregnant woman enjoying the outdoors
July 2, 2024

Don’t sweat it: tips for enjoying summer more safely while pregnant

In the heat of southern summers, pregnant women are especially vulnerable to overheating and dehydration, which can lead to problems for both moms and their babies. Get tips for staying cooler and safer from UAB Medicine OB/GYN physician Sima Baalbaki, M.D.
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UAB Medical Center Buildings at dusk
July 2, 2024

U.S. News lists UAB among ‘Best Regional Hospitals for Equitable Access’

UAB Hospital was recognized as a high-performing hospital that provides excellent care to patients in underserved communities on U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever list of “Best Regional Hospitals for Equitable Access”.
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staff monitors tele-ICU expanded hospital
June 26, 2024

UAB launches first Tele-ICU expanded hospital in Alabama

Last week, the University of Alabama at Birmingham partnered with Whitfield Regional Hospital to launch the first UAB Tele-Intensive Care Unit expanded hospital. With this collaboration, Whitfield now has access to 24-hour Tele-ICU support including a team of experienced ICU nurses and tele-intensivists stationed at UAB. The Tele-ICU allows patients to receive vital care closer […]
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Headshot of Dawn Bulgarella
June 25, 2024

Alabama Hospital Association elects Dawn Bulgarella to lead Birmingham Regional Council

Dawn Bulgarella, chief executive officer of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System and UAB/Ascension St. Vincent’s Alliance, was recently elected president of the Birmingham Regional Council of the Alabama Hospital Association. The election took place at the association’s recent annual meeting.
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Female smiling while wearing sunglasses and a hat at the beach
June 24, 2024

UAB experts share tips on protecting your eyes this summer

Most people understand the importance of protecting their skin while spending time in the sun, but it’s also important to protect your eyes. UAB Medicine vision experts share some advice for preserving your eyesight while enjoying the sunshine and outdoor activities.
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Drew Ferguson
June 20, 2024

UAB transplant patient Drew Ferguson reflects on a life in sports medicine

Drew Ferguson, whose distinguished career in sports medicine at UAB and Children’s of Alabama spans over 40 years, understands the pursuit of excellence in health care. He has witnessed and been part of many care and safety advances for athletes, but he’s also benefitted personally from the progress of medical science. He’s received two kidney transplants at the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute that, in his words, have been a major part of his good fortune in life.
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doctor checking a patients blood pressure
June 13, 2024

UAB introduces new treatment for uncontrolled hypertension patients

Experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cardiovascular Institute are offering a new treatment for patients with uncontrolled hypertension who have not had success lowering their blood pressure with the use of medications. The new treatment involves renal denervation — a minimally invasive procedure that targets nerves near the kidneys that can become overactive and cause high blood pressure.
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women at doctor for pelvic organ prolapse
June 12, 2024

UAB Urogynecology patient enjoys normal life again after prolapse surgery

UAB Medicine patient Malinda Upchurch experienced years of symptoms and inconvenience caused by pelvic organ prolapse, a condition caused by a weakening of tissue and muscles in the pelvic floor. About 40% of women are affected by some form of it.
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Amanda and Adam Chapman hugging
June 10, 2024

Amanda and Adam Chapman: a love story with a twist

Amanda knew that Adam had Goodpasture syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder that causes the body to make antibodies that attack the lungs and kidneys. “When I turned 18, Adam got really sick and was in and out of the hospital a lot,” Amanda recalled. “Ultimately, we were told that he needed a kidney transplant.”
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TBI Patient Christy Moore with UAB care team
June 7, 2024

Student with traumatic brain injury faces recovery with positivity

With help from her care team at UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center, Christy Moore is recovering from a traumatic brain injury caused by a gunshot wound. Despite it turning her life upside down, this senior at Central High School in Phenix City, Ala., approaches her recovery with a positive attitude.
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DAISY Award winner Peyton Shirley, RN, with UAB Medicine CNO Terri Poe
June 5, 2024

DAISY winner: Peyton Shirley, RN

We are pleased to announce the most recent UAB Medicine DAISY Award, recognizing the extraordinary care and compassion that nurses provide for patients and families every day. Submissions and stories are reviewed each month, and the winner is surprised at a special ceremony. You can submit a DAISY nurse nomination using this online form. Click […]
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Floyd Lawson and Andrew Edwards, M.D.
June 5, 2024

CPR and AED save life of gym regular with help from UAB physician

For Floyd Lawson, it started off as a normal weekend workout at his local YMCA branch. A veteran, husband, grandfather and gym regular, Lawson usually spends two hours or so at the gym doing cardio, stretching, lifting weights and then a visit to the steam room. To say he is active and in good health is an understatement.
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