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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...

UAB emergency docs take teaching skills to Kenya

By Bob Shepard UAB News UAB's Scott Irvine, M.D., director of the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship, works on simulation training with Kenyan residents and interns. For five days...

UAB doctor uses talents to give gift of sight to those...

By Adam Pope UAB News  How far would you travel to help someone see? For Ben Roberts, M.D., that answer is simple — Kenya.  Since 2006, Roberts and...

Ten Smart Tips For Healthy Travel

Whether for business or pleasure, many Americans will be traveling internationally this year—and your fun and efficiency will go further if you make sure...

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