A COVID-19 vaccine candidate that underwent extensive preclinical testing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham this spring and summer is poised for clinical testing to begin in December.
While COVID-19 vaccines are dominating coronavirus news, researchers are still working on treatments for the virus as well, and progress in that regard is being made by a team led by UAB scientists.
Imagine suddenly learning you have to give up a career you love--a profession you have spent a lifetime building that has become a major part of your identity. Not in a few years or months or even days, but right now, this moment, someone else has to cover your appointments for the rest of the day, and forever
"We're thrilled. I knew we had good quality outcomes and I knew this was something we focused on, but I had no idea how well we stacked up against other hospitals in the nation," says Jesanna Cooper, MD, OBGYN and chair of the Women and Infants Department at Princeton Baptist Medical Center.
Infertility can be emotionally challenging for anyone. For women born without a uterus or who lose theirs' to illness and surgery, it can be devastating, with a finality that until now has ended their hope of ever bearing a child.
One of the most frightening aspects of COVID-19 is the fact that some patients struggle with symptoms for months after their recovery from the disease.
The term "joint replacement" generally invokes thoughts of hip or knee replacement, but thanks to new technology, total ankle replacement is now an option for patients with avascular necrosis (AVN).
Think back to the time before Covid-19. Another epidemic was ravaging America, leaving thousands of grieving families to mourn the loss of loved ones to opioids, pain killers and other addictions.
CMS is rolling out new models for end-stage renal disease that look to improve care and quality of life, while simultaneously realizing savings.
Serving 30 years as a paramedic in rural Alabama has left John Reed, MPH, BSN, RN, with hard-earned insights concerning the difficulties faced in rural emergency medical service (EMS).
All medical practices have been affected in some way by COVID-19, and Fagan Sports and Lifestyle Medicine practice is no exception.
Heart failure affects six million adults and represents one of the most common cases of cardiac hospital admissions in the United States. The condition can range from mild heart failure to more advanced disease where patients are almost bedridden.
On Sept. 16, the American Association for Cancer Research released a first-of-its-kind report outlining disparities in outcomes and clinical trial participation for ethnic and racial minorities, along with other medically underserved populations.
As carotid plaques thicken, narrowing the flow of blood to the brain, the risk of stroke increases. The gold standard for reducing this risk has been endarterectomy, a surgical procedure that involves a fairly substantial incision, anesthesia and recovery time.
More than 8.5 million Americans are affected by peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and Alabama has one of the highest rates of the disease and of amputations, which result from critical limb ischemia developed from PAD.
"It's a big deal to be able to have this option," says David Whitley, MD, vascular surgeon at The Vascular Institute of Birmingham, and the first in the region to perform percutaneous creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in a patient using the Ellipsys device made by Avenu Medical.
Several years ago, Bruce Burns, MD, FACP, recognized a shortage of Emergency Medicine physicians in Birmingham and other areas in the South.
When elderly patients present in the ED, it can be difficult to distinguish between injuries occurring from a fall or physical abuse. A new study explores patterns as a way to distinguish between the two.
One in five of the 80 to 100 million Americans who have a fatty liver will develop NASH, Non-alcohol Steatohepatitis. What makes the disease particularly dangerous is its stealth nature.
A new reimbursement model intended to address healthcare access and availability in rural communities was introduced by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center.
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) provides anterior and rotational support to the knee. ACL tears are one of the more common sports-related injuries with over 100,000 occurring annually in the United States.
A new option has arrived in Birmingham for people who suffer from chronic lower back pain.
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