Venous obstructive disease affects about 40 percent of the U.S. population.
Children's of Alabama pediatric neurologist Lydia Marcus, MD wants the medical community to take acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) seriously.
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.
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.
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.
It's no secret in the medical community that there is a shortage of treatment options for the mentally ill in Alabama.
Determining medical disability is often an arduous process that can result in unfair and inaccurate analysis of a claimant's situation.
Service animals today do much more than guide the blind.
Since the middle of the twentieth century, vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and have saved millions of lives.
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.
New options and research have changed the traditional approach to treating acne.
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.
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."
Mention urology, and people tend to think of men with prostate problems or kidney stones, and the mostly male physicians who care for them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not so long ago, medical studies often focused on recruiting men. Those participants tended to be Caucasian.
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.
Vestibular and balance problems, like most medical conditions, are easier managed the earlier they are diagnosed.
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.
"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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