Pulmonary Services

Pulmonary Services

Jeana Nesmith Russell sitting outside on a park bench
August 2, 2022

Hope Through Adversity — How One Patient Continues to Press Forward with Gratitude for Life, Family, and Friends

Nearly 32 years ago, Jeana Nesmith Russell was beginning her dream career as a nurse in one of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s hospital units while pursuing her graduate degree. Little did she know that her life was about to change forever.
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Amanda Pullen Hendrix-1
February 16, 2022

UAB Cardiovascular Institute’s Team Approach to Pulmonary Embolism Saves Lives

“Life over limb” is not a phrase Amanda Pullen-Hendrix ever thought she would hear, especially not on her 29th birthday. But on July 12, 2020, what she at first believed was an asthma attack turned out to be a life-threatening stroke and multiple blood clots.
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Mother delivers breathing treatment to son
May 14, 2020

CF Research at UAB Offers Patients Life-Changing Treatment

For patients with the life-threatening genetic respiratory disorder known as cystic fibrosis (CF), daily treatment routines often mean a life of inconvenience and discomfort. For UAB Medicine patient Mark Sleeper, however, CF is no longer a matter of constant care. Major advances in drug therapy at the UAB Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center gave Sleeper what he calls “a completely normal life.”
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