UAB, March of Dimes provide meals to support breastfeeding moms
August 21, 2023

UAB, March of Dimes provide meals to support breastfeeding moms

UAB Women and Infants Center (WIC) has expanded its meal provision for mothers who are breastfeeding their infants during a stay in UAB’s Regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) and Continuing Care Nursery (CCN). Meals for mothers and their families have been provided on a limited basis in the past through a partnership with the March of Dimes Family Support Program. The expansion of this program by UAB Food and Nutrition Services now ensures that meals are available for mothers six days a week.
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American football players positioning for a play
August 14, 2023

Tips for avoiding sports-related injuries

Playing sports is fun, but sports-related injuries are not. To help you keep the fun going uninterrupted, UAB Medicine experts shared the following safety tips for protecting the eyes, mouth, and body from sports-related injuries.
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Exterior photo of Spain Rehabilitation Center
August 10, 2023

U.S. News & World Report Names UAB Among Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation for 2023-2024

UAB Hospital was again named the best hospital in Alabama by U.S. News & World Report, and Rehabilitation now ranks No. 19 nationally among adult specialties in the 2023-2024 ‘Best Hospital’ list released in August. UAB Rehabilitation moved up one spot from No. 20 in last year's ranking.
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A female doctor sits next to an elderly male patient reviewing the patient chart together.
August 8, 2023

Clinical trials are the path to safer and more effective health care

Imagine choosing from among medicines and treatments that made bold claims about managing or curing serious conditions without knowing which could be taken seriously. If drugs and treatments were not studied and held to consistent standards, it would be up to patients to make a guess based on word of mouth, advertising messages, simple observations, and folk wisdom. Thanks to clinical trials, we don’t have to guess.
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UAB Hospital
August 2, 2023

UAB Hospital remains the best hospital in Alabama according to U.S. News & World Report

UAB Hospital was once again named the best hospital in Alabama by U.S. News & World Report, in its 2023-2024 Best Hospital rankings, released today. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital also claims the No. 1 ranking as the best hospital in the Birmingham metro area.  
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The cute little girl helps her mother to pack lunch and water for kindergarten together.
August 1, 2023

Tips for packing healthier school lunches

School lunches and after-school snacks are important parts of a child’s daily routine. With a little creativity, you can help ensure that your child’s routine is based on healthy choices.
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Beautiful young African American mother preparing her little daughter for school
July 26, 2023

Health checkups for kids, just in time for school

As summer nears the end and the school year is beginning, parents may be thinking about steps they can take to protect their child’s health this academic year. Experts from UAB Medicine are here to help with their recommendations for four appointments parents should make for their child this summer.
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July 24, 2023

UAB HHT Clinic named Center of Excellence

The Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Clinic at UAB Hospital has been named a Center of Excellence by the Cure HHT foundation. HHT is an uncommon but serious genetic disease that prevents blood vessels from developing properly. The condition can lead to stroke, heart failure, anemia and serious bleeding — most often from the nose.
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July 24, 2023

First baby born from UAB Medicine’s uterus transplant program

At age 17, Mallory was given a devastating diagnosis that would drastically change the way she could start a family one day.  
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July 18, 2023

Five lessons from the first five years of the All of Us Research Program

The All of Us Research Program, launched in May 2018, was designed to create a new kind of cohort study.
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Robotic surgery in progress
July 12, 2023

UAB Medicine surpasses 20,000 robotic surgeries milestone, looks to future of continued surgical care

In early 2023, the University of Alabama at Birmingham crossed an impressive surgical threshold: UAB surgeons across 15 medical disciplines surpassed more than 20,000 robotic surgeries completed at UAB Hospital since UAB Medicine began performing robotic surgery in 2004.
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Overheated African American male drinking water from bottle in park
July 11, 2023

The signs and symptoms of heat illness, and tips for preventing it

July in Alabama is hot and humid. With people spending more time outdoors this time of year, UAB Medicine Emergency Department physicians are reminding the public to stay hydrated, keep cool, and be aware of the signs of heat-related illness and dehydration.
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