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Macy’s celebrates art, culture during Black History Month

Special to The Times NEW YORK -- This month, Macy’s celebrates Black History Month by welcoming a host of stars from a variety of fields...

African-Americans are three times more likely to develop kidney disease; here...

By Glenn Ellis Each year, kidney disease kills more people than breast or prostate cancer. Given the staggering rates of kidney disease in the African-American community,...

Congresswoman Terri Sewell, area healthcare officials on how the Affordable Care...

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times The lack of a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act is “disgraceful,” said Congresswoman Terri Sewell at Princeton Baptist...

UAB receives $16 million grant to reduce cancer disparities

By Beena Thannickal UAB News The University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a five-year, $16.6 million renewal grant from the National Cancer Institute for the...

Improving long-term health starts with education, dietitians say

Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Improving long-term health and finding proper nutrition starts with education, not wishful thinking, say area dietitians. “I think probably one of the...

UAB offers support for students recovering from drug addiction

By Shannon Thomason UAB News Ben Rodden had used marijuana, alcohol, pills and other drugs since he was a young teen, and heroin as a young...

Birmingham transplant lab worker now part of UAB’s world-record kidney chain

By Tyler Greer UAB News The folders lining the shelves of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Histocompatibility Lab represent people. Husbands and wives. Children and...

Noted fitness trainer: Don’t make resolutions, make lifestyle changes.

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Forget those New Year’s resolutions, said Curtis Starks, owner of EVO Fitness Training in downtown Birmingham. Instead, make conscious decisions...

Spiritual benefits of yoga among key aspects of personal fitness

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Looking for a way to kick-off 2017 with a renewed commitment to fitness? It’s best to start with what fits...

How UAB gives older adults the functional capacity of younger people

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Exercise is important for everyone, particularly for those 65 and older. As adults age, muscle mass and strength begin to degrade,...

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