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.
Allergen immunotherapy (AIT), also known as allergy shots, have been around for over 100 years. This treatment not only creates a long-term tolerance for a specific allergen, but can stop both the development of new sensitivities and the allergic march.
A recent study found racial disparities in ED usage for severe asthma become statistically insignificant when factoring out socioeconomic elements, paving the way for more emphasis on differences in community than biology.
Noted public health expert Dr. William Schaffner shares insights on three of his top public health threats.
When pro football arrived in Birmingham this spring, they needed team physicians trained to treat the injuries from multi-hundred-pound men crashing into each other for hours at a time.
Every minute an embolism blocks blood-flow to your brain, 1.9 million oxygen-starved neurons can die.
A relatively new procedure is showing promise for patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis, according to Scott Kendrick, MD with Southside Pain Specialists.
A complex network of arteries and vessels supply the oxygen-rich blood that nourishes the millions of neurons that make human thought possible. This is also where clots that block this blood- flow trigger the ischemic crisis that causes 80 percent of strokes.
Migraine headaches affect 10 percent of the world's population and are most common in women. This neurological disease can be extremely debilitating with intense pain, nausea and vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light or noise.
Everyone needs grace during difficult times. With that in mind, Jason Carroll and John Burdett founded Red Mountain Grace, a non-profit dedicated to providing housing for families whose loved ones are hospitalized in the Birmingham area.
By their very nature, emergency departments are high-stakes settings filled with vulnerable patients and frightened families. Increasingly, they are also high-risk settings for healthcare providers.
Cuts and reimbursement changes have led to increased hospital closures in rural America, but the National Rural Health Association is working diligently to educate lawmakers on the vital role these facilities play in keeping a community healthy and vibrant.
The same processes that cause dangerous narrowing of the blood vessels that supply the heart can also cause damage in other parts of the body.
Hemophilia is a rare, inherited bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot normally. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, these patients bleed for a longer time than other people following an injury. The also can bleed internally.
When Grandview Medical Center opened its doors in 2015, their new electrophysiology program began with one lab.
Birmingham's Cardiovascular Associates has become the highest enrolling site in North America for the Surmodics TRANSCEND drug-coated balloon (DCB) trial.
UAB cardiologists are the first in the United States to perform a post-market study of a new high-definition intravascular ultrasound (HD-IVUS) used for stenting cardiac arteries.
The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released updated cholesterol clinical guidelines in November 2018, taking a more nuanced approach to care over a patient's lifetime.
There must be something in those Valentine chocolates that is good for you. After all, married people on average tend to live longer.
Thanks to screenings, labs, vaccines, imaging and earlier interventions, many of us who, in previous generations, would have died in middle age from heart or lung disease, cancer, infections or a host of other disorders are living well into old age.
At a time when many rural hospitals are struggling to make ends meet, Cullman Regional Medical Center is expanding services and increasing access to care for their target population.
The UAB Department of Neurology was recently awarded a $10 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health when they were named a Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research.
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