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New Long Acting Injectable Helps Chronic Low Back Pain
New Long Acting Injectable Helps Chronic Low Back Pain

A novel drug, Probuphine, was approved last year by the FDA as the first and only buprenorphine implant to treat opioid dependence. Probuphine implants, placed in the arm, give up to six months of continuous release of a low-dose buprenorphine that helps prevent withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

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Study Finds Injuries Related to Extreme Conditioning on Par with Other Exercises
Study Finds Injuries Related to Extreme Conditioning on Par with Other Exercises

With the increased popularity of extreme conditioning programs (ECPs), a group of Birmingham physicians noticed an increase in the rate of injury among participants of these programs.

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Brookwood Baptist Cardiovascular Research Takes a Leading Role in Two International Trials
Brookwood Baptist Cardiovascular Research Takes a Leading Role in Two International Trials

Can stem cells mend a broken heart? Which approach to managing carotid stenosis is the best option to help which patients avoid a stroke?

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New UAB Clinic Addresses Women's Heart Health
New UAB Clinic Addresses Women's Heart Health

A new UAB Women's Heart Health Clinic has opened at The Kirklin Clinic to address the concerns of women who face cardiac issues. Directed by UAB Cardiologist Salpy Pamboukian, MD, MSPH, the clinic will evaluate and manage women with an array of cardiac issues, while attending to treatment specifics that are more germane to women.

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UAB Heads Two New National Rehab Research Centers
UAB Heads Two New National Rehab Research Centers

"The challenge of this is not only building the center, but attracting users across the national community and for them to become aware of what we have to offer," says Marcas Bamman, PhD, director of the new REACT Center and MR3 Network Coordinating Center at UAB.

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Saving Two Lives with One Liver
Saving Two Lives with One Liver

Every year, approximately 8,500 people die waiting for a new liver because their miracle didn't come in time. There simply aren't enough donor organs to save everyone. Promising research into transplants from living donors and animals may offer hope in the future--but all too many patients just don't have the time to wait.

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New Diagnostic Tool Pairs Labs with Psych Assessments
New Diagnostic Tool Pairs Labs with Psych Assessments

Synergy Labs has just released new diagnostic software that helps physicians efficiently assess a patient's status in relation to psychological disorders, substance abuse risk, and pain levels. This digital tool, called Clarity, pools results from patient self-assessment tests and lab tests into a single screen to allow physicians an overall view for better evaluating diagnostic and treatment avenues.

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New Study Evaluates Best Practice for Treating Carotid Stenosis
New Study Evaluates Best Practice for Treating Carotid Stenosis
The landmark study, National Institutes of Health (NIH) CREST, compares carotid stenting (CAS) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for treating carotid stenosis. Investigators are finalizing a report on 10-year comparative outcomes that will be presented at a national stroke meeting in February 2016.
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Ovarian Cancer - A Glass Half Full
Ovarian Cancer - A Glass Half Full

Not so long ago, a diagnosis of ovarian cancer was a virtual death sentence for all but a few lucky women. With the advent of platinum-based chemotherapy, five-year survival rates are now approaching 50 percent. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 90 percent of those diagnosed early are surviving.

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Don’t Overlook Aspirin Sensitivity
Don’t Overlook Aspirin Sensitivity

Five to ten percent of mild asthmatics will have a reaction to the most common and age-old remedy for inflammation—aspirin. In severe asthma patients, that amount more than doubles, reaching up to 25 percent.

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Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy could save lives we now lose to lung cancer
Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy could save lives we now lose to lung cancer

If we could turn back time; if, before the ragged cough developed, before symptoms were recognized too late, if we could detect this lethal killer in its early, much more curable stage, many of the people who will die this year from lung cancer probably would have lived.

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A Killing Silence
A Killing Silence

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

This year, more than 40,000 Americans will learn they are dying of a disease they have probably never heard of. It kills as many Americans as breast cancer, and trends indicate it will soon be killing more.

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The Rhythm of Life
The Rhythm of Life

Children’s Heart Program Brings Young Patients New Possibilities

When children are born, the future stretches before them, full of infinite possibilities. Perhaps she will grow up to pilot a mission to Mars, or he will be a marine biologist venturing into unexplored worlds beneath the sea.

 

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Pediatric Allergies
Pediatric Allergies

The War Within

If you’ve ever experienced the infernal itch of poison oak or sneezed your way through hay fever season, you know allergies can make life miserable.

 

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More Than Just A Pretty Face
More Than Just A Pretty Face

Pediatric Plastic Surgeons Reshape Lives

When you think of plastic surgery, nips and tucks to hide the sags and wrinkles of aging faces may be the first thought that comes to mind.

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Venous Insufficiency
Venous Insufficiency

New Modes Of Treatment Save Pain, Legs And Lives

Leg veins are incredible, gravity-defying structures. With every step, as the calf contracts, these hard-working vascular conduits return blood from the lower body to the heart.

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What’s going on?
What’s going on?

How much do we really know about the causes of diabetes?

In the popular media, the story is simple. People eat too much and exercise too little. They gain weight. They get diabetes.

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