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Group photo of UAB Pharmacy employees wearing maroon scrubs
October 19, 2020

UAB Pharmacy Department Does Much More than Fill Prescriptions

This week is National Pharmacy Week, making it a perfect time to acknowledge the excellent work and dedication of our UAB Medicine pharmacy staff. This annual observation celebrates the accomplishments of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians around the country by recognizing their contributions to health care and the many services they provide for their communities.
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October 9, 2020

UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Clinics Bringing Convenient Eye Care to Trussville

UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Clinics is expanding to Trussville, where it will open its 14th location in early 2021 on U.S. Highway 11.
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September 25, 2020

The Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that people with diabetes can develop. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to permanent vision loss or blindness. The longer someone has diabetes, the more likely it is that they will get an eye disease.
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DAISY Winner - Erin Townsend, RN
September 21, 2020

DAISY Winner – Erin Townsend, 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.
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September 17, 2020

Can a RhoGAM shot be used to fight COVID 19?

There is no data to suggest that the prescription medication RhoGAM is safe or effective for treating COVID-19.
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When can you expect the worst of COVID-19 symptoms after you test positive?
September 17, 2020

Can COVID-19 spread through diaper changing?

COVID-19 is primarily transmitted person to person via respiratory droplets. A few studies have isolated viral RNA in both stool and urine of a small number of severely ill patients with COVID-19. It is less clear whether this represents viral shedding or infectious virus in these samples. Proper hand hygiene should be used at all times when changing diapers or any other time that you may come in contact with stool or urine.
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How long does COVID last on wood?
September 17, 2020

Can diffusing essential oils help deflect COVID-19 airborne germs?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently sent warning letters to companies selling essential oils that are marketed specifically with misleading claims offering COVID-19 protection. There is no evidence that essential oils are safe or effective for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.
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How long does COVID last on wood?
September 17, 2020

Can wiping hand sanitizer underneath your nose help prevent COVID-19?

It is not recommended to wipe hand sanitizer underneath your nose. Commercially purchased alcohol-based hand sanitizers should be used only as directed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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How does washing hands protect us from spreading COVID-19?
September 17, 2020

How safe is the air that is being circulated in places like air-conditioned stores to breathe during COVID-19?

Being in well-ventilated spaces, like outdoor areas, as well as physically distancing and wearing face coverings reduces your risk of acquiring COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) indoor spaces – especially crowded areas with less ventilation – carry a higher risk. While indoors, maintaining at least 6 feet of space between people and wearing a face covering are recommended.
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When can you expect the worst of COVID-19 symptoms after you test positive?
September 17, 2020

Is it okay to postpone regular appointments, wellness checks, treatments, and surgeries recommended by my health care professional because of COVID-19?

It is important to continue taking care of your health and medical conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please do not delay getting emergency care for any health condition. For specific medical concerns, we recommend calling and discussing them with your health care provider. Additionally, one may ask about alternative ways to access medical care during this time, such as telehealth visits.
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When can you expect the worst of COVID-19 symptoms after you test positive?
September 17, 2020

Is it safe to play outdoor recreational sports during COVID-19?

The risk of acquiring COVID-19 through playing recreational sports depends on the type of activity. Lower risk activities include performing skill-building drills alone or with members of your household. The risk increases with team-based practice and competition to higher risk activities such as community or regional/national competitions.
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When can you expect the worst of COVID-19 symptoms after you test positive?
September 17, 2020

What are some signs or symptoms that I should seek emergency medical attention for after testing positive for COVID-19?

One should seek emergency medical care immediately for any of the following potential COVID-19 symptoms: trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face, or any other severe/concerning symptoms.
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