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Alabama Faces High Maternal Mortality Rate
Alabama Faces High Maternal Mortality Rate

In addition to having one of the highest rates of death in the nation from complications with pregnancy or childbirth, Alabama has a serious problem with mothers who die within the first year after giving birth.

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Antibiotic Stewardship in Alabama
Antibiotic Stewardship in Alabama

Last year, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) investigated two Acinetobacter baumannii cases in one facility. Resistant to nearly all antibiotics, including the powerful carbapenem class, this bacteria tends to occur in patients in intensive care units.

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Care at a Distance
Care at a Distance

UAB First in the Nation to Use Telemedicine for Dialysis Visits

"How are you feeling today?" the doctor asks the dialysis patient.

"Everything's going good," she says.

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