Untreated high blood pressure, or hypertension, wreaks havoc on the body, leading to heart disease and stroke. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the journal Stroke shows that, although HBP medications are beneficial, it is as risky to wait for the condition to develop and then treat it to a controlled level.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been selected as a recipient of a highly competitive American Heart Association (AHA) Strategically Focused Hypertension Center, encompassing population, clinical, and basic research projects, as well as a training component. The UAB Hypertension Center is concentrated on studying diurnal blood pressure patterns, salt sensitivity, and cardiovascular (CVD) risk. Dr. Paul Muntner, professor and vice chair in UAB’s department of epidemiology, is the center principal investigator (PI) and population project PI; Dr.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- An assistant professor of English at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) who stages innovative community theatre projects will deliver the next presentation in The Edge of Chaos Scholars lecture series, to be held in The Edge of Chaos events venue on campus on Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday morning, March 22, witnessed a new kind of March Madness as a few dozen young people began massing at The Edge of Chaos before many weekending Alabamians even hit the “snooze” button the first time. Young adults representing UAB, Tuskegee University, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Auburn University, the University of South Alabama, and Hoover High School arrived at the 4th floor of Lister Hill Library with laptops in tow, ready to jump into spring games that involved keyboards instead of foul lines at Facebook’s “Hack the World” Capture the Flag event.