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UAB awarded $19.31 million to lead national study on chronic hypertension in pregnancy

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Obstetrics and Gynecologyand the Department of Biostatisticshave been awarded a $19.31 million grant by the National Institutes of Health's Heart, Lung and Blood Institute .According to University Officials, The funding will go towards the most comprehensive study of chronic hypertension in pregnancy ever undertaken. The Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy Project (CHAP) is a multicenter, randomized trial which will enroll between 4,700 and...

Police officer, 2 others injured in 2-vehicle crash in downtown Birmingham

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It happened near 3rd Avenue North and 11th Street North in Birmingham.

Free will preparation

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A nonprofit Birmingham law firm will prepare wills free of charge for those who qualify. Legal Services Alabama will do this at three libraries in the Magic City. 

Law enforcement ready to push water safety during Labor Day weekend Video included

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A young man drowned in Cleburne County Wednesday at Cheaha Lake. The emergency situation encouraged ABC 33/40 to looking into water safety. Law enforcement is thinking safety as we head into the unofficial last weekend of the summer.