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Alabama’s Medicaid Limbo

Legislators have become convinced of the net benefits of extending Medicaid, but they’re stuck on the horns of budget earmarking. Maybe the lottery issue, too.

Research Targets Sickle Cell Disease

Medical research being done in Birmingham aims to decrease painful symptoms of sickle cell disease that can have devastating effects on the patient’s health. Sickle...

A Herpes Virus May Destroy Cancerous Tumors in Children’s Brains

University of Alabama at Birmingham Pediatric Oncologist Gregory Friedman has been awarded a three-year, $750,000 R01 grant for a phase 1 immunotherapy clinical trial...

Alabama at Front of Obesity Epidemic

A reminder that comes heavy as a fruitcake is a recent study showing Alabama at the front of the national obesity epidemic. The analysis, published...

Cityscape Changes with Mammoth Huntsville Hospital Expansion

As the New Year unfolds, a seven-story addition to the Huntsville, Alabama, skyline will continue rising above the downtown campus of Huntsville Hospital, Alabama's...

UAB Medicine Expands Primary Care in Hoover

UAB Medicine had a ribbon-cutting Tuesday for its new, expanded UAB Medicine Hoover Primary Care clinic, a 39,000 square-foot facility that will begin seeing...

Auburn Firm Launches New Blood Collection Tube

SiO2 Materials Science, based in Auburn, has launched a blood collection tube it calls the Synergy Tube, its first genetic diagnostics product on the...

Children’s of Alabama Joins Consortium on Rare Congenital Heart Disease

Children's of Alabama, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, will soon begin using a breakthrough stem cell therapy to treat patients with an especially...

Cost of Home Care Up 4.7 Percent in Alabama

The cost for in-home care in Alabama remains well below the national average but is rising much faster than the cost for nursing home...

UAB Researcher Wins Bachmann-Strauss—Michael J. Fox Foundation Prize

David G. Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., a faculty member at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been awarded a major grant to help fund...

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