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December 15, 2020

Knowing the Basics Makes Weight-Loss Resolutions Easier

For New Year’s resolutions related to losing weight, the first concern is usually how long you can keep that promise. It’s easier if you have some basic concepts in mind that help you develop better habits for grocery shopping, meal preparation, and of course eating. Try these tips for a healthier, diet-smart New Year.
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1917 Clinic, 2020
December 14, 2020

New 1917 Clinic at Dewberry Facility Opens December 15

The 1917 Clinic is proud to announce the grand opening of its new location, scheduled to open to the public on Dec. 15, 2020. Being renamed The 1917 Clinic at Dewberry, this UAB Medicine Specialty Care clinic will continue providing the same high standard of medical care, social services, outreach, and prevention services to adult patients living with or at risk for HIV.
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Your Guide to Planning This Year's Doctor Visits
December 1, 2020

Your Guide to Planning This Year’s Doctor Visits

During the first weeks of the year, after making a few resolutions, many people mark their calendars for vacations, holiday weekends, and other events. If January is a good time to get the calendar organized, it’s an even better time plan out medical appointments in advance for you and your family.
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Ocean wave/foam washing away 2020 drawn in the sand; 2021 drawn in the sand
November 30, 2020

9 Ways to Mentally Reset for the New Year

Many people see New Year’s resolutions as their one chance to make plans and set goals for the coming year, but any time of year is a good time to make positive changes. Think of it as a mental wellness “reset”. Identify the positive changes you seek and make a plan for following through.
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DAISY Winner - Chris Foster, RN
November 20, 2020

DAISY Winner – Chris Foster, RN

We are pleased to announce this month’s 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 then the winner is surprised at a special ceremony. Click here to nominate a UAB Medicine nurse for the DAISY Award.
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Family smiling and participating in a Zoom call for Thanksgiving
November 19, 2020

Celebrating Thanksgiving More Safely during COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise in Alabama and other states, so it is our responsibility to help slow the spread by focusing on safety when making Thanksgiving plans.
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Brunette female smiling while sitting down and looking at the results of a pregnancy test
November 18, 2020

Genetic Testing Can Lead to a More Successful IVF Pregnancy

For many couples, welcoming a healthy baby into their family is easy: They simply let nature take its course. For others, the journey is more difficult, and a healthy baby enters their lives only through the couple’s persistence and taking advantage of the latest scientific advances.
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A heart-shaped bowl filled with broccoli, salmon, tomatoes, nuts, and apple, with stethoscope coming out of the bowl
November 18, 2020

Managing Diabetes Calls for Extra Attention During Flu Season

Diabetes can weaken the immune system’s ability to fight infection, increasing the risk of serious complications from the influenza virus. However, by paying extra attention to nutrition habits during flu season, most people with diabetes who do catch the flu can avoid serious complications.
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Magnet Recognized: American Nurses Credentialing Center logo
November 17, 2020

Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of UAB Medicine’s Fifth Consecutive Magnet Designation

One year ago, we celebrated being one of only 21 health care facilities in the world to have achieved Magnet designation five consecutive times, joining an elite group of fewer than one percent of hospitals nationwide. Watch this video as we celebrate our nurses' hard work, extraordinary efforts, compassion, and organizational contributions.
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Headshot of Terri Poe
November 17, 2020

UAB Medicine Chief Nursing Officer Named Among Alabama’s Top Nurses

UAB Medicine chief nursing officer and senior associate vice president Terri Poe was named one of Alabama's top nurses. The recognition, officially called 10 Top Nurses of Alabama 2020, was part of an effort by the news site This Is Alabama to honor health care leaders across the state.
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pancreatic cancer
November 9, 2020

Pancreatic Awareness Month Calls Attention to a Silent Killer

November is pancreatic cancer awareness month, when health care professionals call attention to a disease that affects more than 55,000 people in the United States each year. Pancreatic cancer is an especially deadly cancer because of the way it silently spreads before being detected.
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Five babies sitting in white diapers
November 9, 2020

UAB Medicine Again Earns Prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation

UAB Medicine once again achieved the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA, the accrediting body for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in the United States.
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