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UAB School of Dentistry on front lines of combating opioid epidemic

As opioid deaths add up to that of a commercial plane crash each day, leaders in the dental field tackle the issue. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, professors are taking the lead in the dental field to combat the growing ... read more

UAB School of Dentistry Revamps Its Opioid Education Program

Now, the UAB School of Dentistry is taking steps to combat these figures in the hopes ... none of which are in line with reality,” Geurs continued. “Pain management with opioids has been normalized in American culture, and it’s rapidly spiraling ... read more

UAB research funding continues to increase

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research also reports that UAB’s National Institutes of Health funding reached $238 million in fiscal year 2016, including $186 million to the School of Medicine. That number is expected to top $195 million in School ... read more

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The national opioid epidemic escalated in 2016 ... "My guess is that when all of the data are in that the [2017] trend line will be at least as steep as for 2016, if not steeper," Anderson said. While drug mortality has been increasing among all age ... read more

Trump energizes WV supporters with Huntington speech

What Trump didn't focus on is the opioid epidemic. The president briefly mentioned the epidemic ... and coming into a community that has been fighting this and that has also been on the front line in innovation in the way that we are fighting it, frankly ... read more

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Huge nursing shortage is costing America BILLIONS of dollars: Hospitals are being forced to offer huge salaries, bonuses and perks to plug the staff gap

A faculty shortage and too few nursing school slots has contributed to the problem ... on staff made it more likely that a patient would die after common surgeries. UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, has invested millions to attract nurses, but still ... read more

Federal fight vs. opioid addiction to take a big step

On the eve of a big national victory in the federal government’s fight against opioid addiction ... we have worked across party lines to provide additional resources to those battling this horrible epidemic on the front lines, and we need Washington ... read more

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