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Ellis: The Cost of Taking Your Medicine

By Glenn Ellis In the latest confirmation of the dysfunction and inefficiency of the American healthcare system, recent revelations have disclosed the extent to which...

Ellis: Why Are We Still Questioning Vaccines?

By Glenn Ellis Measles cases have cropped up across 12 states over the last 10 weeks — nearly two decades since the highly contagious disease...

Knowing how your body handles drugs can greatly impact your health

By Glenn Ellis According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than half of all insured Americans are taking prescription medicines regularly for chronic...

Sickle Cell Patients Suffer Discrimination, Poor Care — And Shorter Lives

By Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News NeDina Brocks-Capla sits in her kitchen in San Francisco. Her son Kareem Jones died at age 36 from sickle cell...

Does The Expiration Date on Your Medicine Mean You Can’t Take...

By Glenn Ellis Is expired medication effective and safe to take? Do drugs really stop working after the date stamped on the bottle? Drug manufacturers are...

New Leadership takes charge at Cooper Green Mercy Health Services

Special to the Birmingham Times Cooper Green Mercy Health Services has a new leadership team in place with Armika Berkley as director and Taylor Krueger...

Casino Royale Returns with Harlem in  the ‘Ham

UAB News Casino Royale, one of Birmingham’s most popular fundraising events, returns this fall as the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC)...

How Mental Health Issues Disproportionately Affect Minorities

By Glenn Ellis African Americans endure more intense and frequent mental and behavioral health issues than their counterparts, at least in part related to poverty...

UAB launches clinic dedicated to breast cancer survivors

By Beena Thannickal UAB News Patients are eligible for the Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic if they have received a diagnosis of breast cancer, stages 0 to...

Baptist Health opens new multispecialty clinic with UAB Medicine

    By Jim Bakken UAB News Baptist Health has partnered with the UAB Health System to open the UAB Medicine Multispecialty Clinic at Baptist Medical Center South. The...

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