University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama (UAB) is one of the newest independent institutions of the three which makes up the University of Alabama System. UAB was established in 1969 and known for its medical research and natural science programs. UAB has over 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. UAB programs leading to a medical degree, veterinary degree, optometry and nursing degree are ranked well among comparable public universities.

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Replacing the wheelchair

Depicted in fifth century Chinese art, the wheelchair is not a new invention. The invalid carriage, called a Bath chair, was developed in Bath, England, around 1760. The modern, steel-frame, collapsible chair dates to 1933.

Sep 26, 2014
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Is football stress hazardous to fans' health?

The excitement of football, and even the activities and feelings of anticipation leading up to games, can be unhealthy in ways many do not realize, according to Jody Gilchrist, a nurse practitioner at the ...

Sep 08, 2014
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Low-carb diet recommended for diabetics

A new study involving researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and other institutions says patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes should eat a diet low in carbohydrates.

Jul 29, 2014
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