Neurology & Neurosurgery

Neurology & Neurosurgery

Emergency Department (ED) stroke launchpad
March 12, 2024

New ED stroke launchpad increases efficiency in diagnosis and treatment

Time is the key to preventing death and disability from stroke. So, when a patient suffering a stroke arrives at the UAB Hospital Emergency Department (ED), a rapid response team strives to provide the most appropriate care in the shortest time possible.
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Kirklin Clinic Exterior
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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hands holding cutout of head showing brain activity
May 16, 2023

Brain tumors: Learn about the different types, symptoms, and advanced treatments at UAB

Brain cancer is rare but serious. Researchers estimate that more than 18,000 adults in the United States will die from cancerous brain tumors this year alone.
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Stanfield family posing together in front of their church
May 1, 2023

Stroke survivor reflects on life after lifesaving care at UAB

At the age of 55, Huntsville, Ala. resident Scott Stanfield was living life to the fullest when he suffered two strokes. On the advice of his daughter, he came to UAB Medicine for treatment and fully recovered. Now, he answers some questions about his experiences during his care journey, stresses the importance of living in the moment, and shares his gratitude for the excellent care he received at UAB Medicine.
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African American nurse assisting Parkinson's patient
April 26, 2023

A complete guide to Parkinson’s disease

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, so it’s a good time to share important information about this brain disorder that affects about one million people in the United States.
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Autistic Asian boy put head on hand, holding colorful jigsaw puzzle as symbol of autism spectrum for World Autism Awareness day.
April 14, 2023

Supporting Loved Ones With Autism: Questions and Answers

Director of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Clinic at UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics, Dr. Sarah O’Kelley, answers questions about ASD and resources for supporting loved ones with the diagnosis.
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effects of drugs on adolescent brains
September 6, 2022

The Effects of Drugs on Adolescent Brains

It is National Recovery Month, a time to reflect on the roots of substance use disorders. Adolescents experimenting with drugs and alcohol might seem unstoppable judging by the numbers. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 10% of 12-year-olds, 50% of 15-year-olds, and 70% of 18-year-olds have tried alcohol. Half of all 18-year-olds have tried other illegal drugs.
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UAB University Hospital Signage, April 2020
August 28, 2022

With Eight Highly Ranked Specialties, U.S. News Again Calls UAB Best Hospital in Alabama

UAB Hospital was again named the best hospital in Alabama by U.S. News & World Report. Eight adult specialties are ranked among the best in the nation. The magazine also notes UAB Hospital as “high-performing” in 16 of 20 assessed adult procedures/conditions in the 2022-2023 Best Hospital rankings, released today.
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Jay Fassbender
December 20, 2021

Spain Rehab Center Ambassador of Hope Uses Positive Thinking to Inspire Others

Each year, UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center (SRC) selects a patient for the Ambassador of Hope Award. This special honor goes to a disabled individual whose courage and determination inspire hope in others facing the challenges of disability. Jay Fassbender is the 2021 recipient of the award. His story concerns his struggle with the rapid onset of a rare muscular condition.
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Doctor examining patient's back
May 1, 2020

UAB Offers ‘Fast-Track’ Care for Brain and Spine Conditions

To provide care faster and more easily, UAB Neurosurgery at Greystone now offers a “fast-track” treatment model to patients with brain and spine conditions, including back pain and sciatic pain.
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