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.
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.
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