UAB Does it again! Lands $8M grant to study heart tissue patches.

Do you know anyone with heart failure?  If you don’t, you will.

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According to the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support ACLS Medical Training, It affects nearly 5 million Americans. Heart failure is the only major cardiovascular disorder on the rise with an estimated 400,000 to 700,000 new cases each year.

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Which Famous Birmingham Sight are you? | Wednesday’s Quiz Days!

From monuments to murals, Birmingham is known for a few awesome sights. Can you be Five Points’ mascot? Or maybe you are more Vulcan-esque? Take this quiz to see which sight is really you!



Birmingham is the “Soccer Capital of the South” this weekend

Birmingham will become the “Soccer Capital of the South” this weekend with 232 soccer teams from 7-8 different states participating in this year’s Birmingham Bash. 

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The annual Birmingham Bash Soccer Tournament hosted by the Birmingham United Soccer Association (BUSA) will take place October 1st and 2nd at 7 different venues in Shelby County and Southern Jefferson County.

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UAB Professor shares student’s views on tonight’s debate

Tonight at 8pm, millions are estimated to be tuned into the first 2016 Presidential debate. Unsurprisingly, that includes college students, especially from UAB. During class discussions, Political Science Professor, A.K. Shauku, found out what his students really wanted to get out of this important debate.

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UAB helping prescribe local parks for patients

Prescribing a healthy living prescription is becoming more common than you think. From eating healthier to opportunities for getting active, studies have shown that these combative measures will protect you from obesity, as well as some chronic diseases such as stroke and diabetes. That is why the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center has partnered with Birmingham REACH for Better Health and successfully  introduced a Parks Prescription program right here in our city.

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The Cahaba River Frydown – Celebrate clean drinking water and make room for some catfish

One of the can’t miss events of the Fall, the Cahaba River Frydown.

frydown2016_fb%20ad_1200x628_v3-01If you love clean drinking water, the Cahaba lily, and the river that is considered one of the eight most important biological hotspots in the United States by The Nature Conservancy – you need to make plans to celebrate and support the Cahaba River at the 7th annual Fry-Down this weekend! Continue reading “The Cahaba River Frydown – Celebrate clean drinking water and make room for some catfish”

Birmingham Library Hosts a Six-Word Food Story Contest

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You know the feeling you get after you finish a book? Sometimes hopeful, mostly empty. What if I told you that you can get that same feeling but only after six words? And this time, the stories are about food… So the empty feeling will be felt in your stomach and not your heart.

The Birmingham Public Library is hosting a contest that will do just that.

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Joe Watts named “top bird” at Birmingham Audubon

 

 

Joe Watts, new President at the Birmingham Audubon Society
Joe Watts, new President at the Birmingham Audubon Society

Longtime community advocate and leader in the Alabama Scenic Byways movement, Joe Watts has been elected President of the Birmingham Audubon Society.

Pictures via Joe Watts Facebook page
Pictures via Joe Watts Facebook page

Watts leads the 70 year old Birmingham institution which has been experiencing a renaissance in the past few years with the hiring of an executive director, staff and the establishment of a permanent office.

Checkout their impressive 2015-16 Annual report.