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New Stent System Improves Treatment of Venous Obstructive Disease
New Stent System Improves Treatment of Venous Obstructive Disease

Venous obstructive disease affects about 40 percent of the U.S. population.

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Children's Neurologist Studies Rare Disease
Children's Neurologist Studies Rare Disease

Children's of Alabama pediatric neurologist Lydia Marcus, MD wants the medical community to take acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) seriously.

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The Enigma of Rett Syndrome
The Enigma of Rett Syndrome

A baby girl is born, beautiful and seemingly healthy, with the promise of a bright future ahead of her. Then, out of nowhere, the progress she has made in verbal and motor skills begins to regress.

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What Pregnant Women Don't Know
What Pregnant Women Don't Know

As soon as a woman announces that she's pregnant, she begins getting advice. Someone usually tells her to avoid changing litter boxes so she doesn't get toxoplasmosis.

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How to Spot Signs of Elder Abuse
How to Spot Signs of Elder Abuse

Approximately one in 10 older people in the United States has experienced physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse.

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Shortage of Beds for Mental Health Patients at Crisis Level
Shortage of Beds for Mental Health Patients at Crisis Level

It's no secret in the medical community that there is a shortage of treatment options for the mentally ill in Alabama.

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Physician Testimony Can Clarify Disability Decisions
Physician Testimony Can Clarify Disability Decisions

Determining medical disability is often an arduous process that can result in unfair and inaccurate analysis of a claimant's situation.

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Service Animals
Service Animals

Service animals today do much more than guide the blind.

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Safe and Effective Vaccines are Protecting Children
Safe and Effective Vaccines are Protecting Children

Since the middle of the twentieth century, vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and have saved millions of lives.

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Military Veteran receives Pro Bono Surgery to Repair Nasal Injury
Military Veteran receives Pro Bono Surgery to Repair Nasal Injury

When military veteran Don Austin, who received trauma to his nose during Desert Storm, needed a revision of his septorhinoplasty surgery in order to breathe adequately, he contacted the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and their Faces of Honor Program.

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Rethinking the Approach to Acne
Rethinking the Approach to Acne

New options and research have changed the traditional approach to treating acne.

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Low Dose Naltrexone Easing Pain from Fibromyalgia and Other Painful Conditions
Low Dose Naltrexone Easing Pain from Fibromyalgia and Other Painful Conditions

When researchers began to look at how low the dosage of naltrexone could be and still be effective in helping patients overcome addiction, unexpected things began to happen.

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UAB MSHA Ranked Highest in the Nation
UAB MSHA Ranked Highest in the Nation

The UAB Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) is the highest-ranked program in the nation, according to the latest rankings by the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Grad Schools in Health Care Management."

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Urology Centers of Alabama New Women's Center
Urology Centers of Alabama New Women's Center

Mention urology, and people tend to think of men with prostate problems or kidney stones, and the mostly male physicians who care for them.

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DeShazo's Quadruplets help her Relate to Parents of Multiples
DeShazo's Quadruplets help her Relate to Parents of Multiples

A pediatrician manages the physical, behavioral, and mental health of children. Pediatricians have extensive training in the diagnosis of childhood illnesses, and make sure children meet developmental milestones.

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Samford Experiential Learning and Simulation Center Provides Hands-On Experience
Samford Experiential Learning and Simulation Center Provides Hands-On Experience

The Experiential Learning and Simulation Center at Samford University is set to become the second fully accredited simulation center in Alabama. The center received provisional accreditation in November and in two years will apply for full accreditation. UAB is the only other accredited center in the state.

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Reimagining Residency
Reimagining Residency

The AMA has spent the last several years accelerating change in medical education. Now the time has come to reimagine residency as the national organization works to transform physician training & practice.

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UAB Offers Single-Port Robotic Surgery
UAB Offers Single-Port Robotic Surgery

The University of Alabama at Birmingham recently acquired a new da Vinci SP® Single Port Surgical System, approved by the FDA for urological procedures. UAB is the only institution in Alabama and one of only two in the southeast with this innovative, state-of-the-art technology.

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Accessing the Spectrum of Quality Care
Accessing the Spectrum of Quality Care

With the ACOG meeting ... and her year of presidency ... just wrapped, Dr. Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG shares reflections on the past year and the state of women's health.

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Women Are Different
Women Are Different

Not so long ago, medical studies often focused on recruiting men. Those participants tended to be Caucasian.

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The Cyclotron Arrives at UAB
The Cyclotron Arrives at UAB

The weight equivalent of 13 African elephants, the 90-ton cyclotron for the UAB proton therapy initiative was lowered through the roof of the three-story facility in March and marks the beginning of the final stage before treatments can be offered next January.

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Children's Vestibular and Balance Clinic
Children's Vestibular and Balance Clinic

Vestibular and balance problems, like most medical conditions, are easier managed the earlier they are diagnosed.

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UAB Patient First in Alabama to get Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy
UAB Patient First in Alabama to get Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy
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Home Dialysis Can Be Life Changing for End Stage Renal Patients
Home Dialysis Can Be Life Changing for End Stage Renal Patients

End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or permanent kidney failure, affects almost 750,000 people per year in the United States, and the patient population is increasing by five percent each year.

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Ending the Allergy March
Ending the Allergy March

"Each rising generation is appearing to be more allergic than the next," says John Anderson, MD, an allergist with Alabama Allergy.

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