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Why Menopause is Different for Women of Color, According to a...

By Nicole S. Daniel The Birmingham Times Menopause, the time that marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle, can be different for women of color,...

Dr. Jacqueline Lewis: Medical Role Model and Surgeon Leader

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times Jacqueline Lewis, MD, sits in her office at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. She is gracious and poised with...

Birmingham’s Freeman Hrabowski Receives Dr. John Hope Franklin Award

Pearl Stewart www.diverseeducation.com Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, recalls a day he spent with renowned historian, author and civil...

UAB’s Dr. James Kirklin: Retired Cardiologist with Heart for HBCU Scholars

By Caleb Jones For the Birmingham Times When it comes to helping underrepresented groups pursue medical and health science professions, James Kirklin, M.D.’s, heart has always...

Dr. Mia Cowan: Finding a Beautiful Approach to Health

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times MiBella means “my beautiful” in Italian—and that’s the goal for Mia Cowan, MD, at her wellness center off of Highway...

Treatment For Prostate Cancer Has Benefits And Risks

By Glenn Ellis Dealing with the “prostate” is often the first significant experience many black men have with the medical system. Typically, our decisions on...

Glenn Ellis: Beware of some unnecessary tests during doctors visits.

By Glenn Ellis It’s common knowledge in medicine: Doctors routinely order tests on hospital patients that are unnecessary and wasteful. Some experts estimate that at least...

Obamacare isn’t dead yet. Here’s what to expect.

By Glenn Ellis Make no mistake, Obamacare, called the Affordable Care Act, is still the law of the land. The Affordable Care Act (also known as...

Addiction program focuses on caring for pregnant women with substance use...

By Alicia Rohan UAB News The University of Alabama at Birmingham Women and Infants Services has established the UAB Comprehensive Program for Addiction in Pregnancy with...

Maximize the Office Visit: Be an Intelligent Patient

By Glenn Ellis As health-reform continues to take effect over the next several years (in one way or the other), millions of newly insured Americans...

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