Looking forward to living longer is one of the great things about life in the age of modern medicine. However, most of us probably hope to look younger longer too.
Providers wouldn't wait to intervene with breast cancer until it had become metastatic. Yet, delayed reaction is too often the case when it comes to suicide prevention efforts.
Celebrity suicides by people who seemed to have everything have reminded us that depression and suicidal impulses can be as lethal as any physical disease.
It's an exciting time in orthopaedic surgery and total joint replacement surgery is considered one of the most successful and rewarding procedures performed.
A love of physics influenced Chris Heck, MD when choosing his medical specialty.
More than 1,000 people seeking low-cost mental health services have been served by the UAB Community Counseling Clinic since its creation in 2011.
Last month, a patient came into the Internal Medicine Specialists for his appointment. A middle-aged, average man, he'd been coming to the practice for several years. And he was a tinderbox.
In an instant on a slippery interstate, the face you expect to see in the mirror every morning could change.
Patients want to 'look natural,' but what does that mean? Noted Chicago plastic surgeon, professor, researcher, and author Dr. Steven Dayan offers insight on his vision for the four dimensions of beauty.
Does PSA-based screening for prostate cancer do more harm than good? While the USPSTF has released final recommendations for routine screening, the answer really remains an individualized decision.
A new device, the INVOcell, is now available for many women seeking infertility treatment at one-third of the cost of traditional in vitro fertilization.
The new Grandview Cancer Center opened with a ribbon cutting May 31st.
Pulmonologist Sandra Gilley, MD says that COPD and lung cancer are a very real risk for women. And she wants physicians to be aware of the current screening recommendations.
Jim Freeman survived D-Day. He survived Rommel's tanks rolling over his foxhole in North Africa, and even made it home after lying wounded in the snow at the Battle of the Bulge.
'Brain tumor' may be the two most frightening words a patient will ever hear a surgeon speak. After the shock, there will be questions--most will ask what can be done.
Look in a medical textbook for an illustration of the pelvis, near the tailbone, and along each side you'll find a complex-looking structure of connecting bones and joints.
Hypothermia in newborns is common worldwide and the incidence of is substantially higher in developing countries. Even in the United States, many babies require hospitalization because of hypothermia.
In March, President Donald Trump signed a massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill into law to fund the federal government.
The only surgical course for those suffering from moderate lumbar spinal stenosis used to be open back surgery. But two years ago, a new option entered the physician's arsenal.
Abnormal development in the hip joint in adolescents and young adults is more common than was once thought. The condition can lead to hip dysplasia and hip impingement and usually requires surgery to correct the problem.
"Teraflop" is not a word you're likely to hear at your local computer store. It's a measure of processing power that allows calculations at a rate of a trillion per second with nine floating decimal points.
On one hand, we're on the threshold of an incredible era in personalized medicine with scientific breakthroughs making possible highly individualized care that could advance both quality and years of life.
"Biologics are wonderful for treating a specific patient," says Carol Smith, MD with Birmingham Allergy & Asthma Specialists.
In recognition that physician burnout is increasing, the AMA and other companies and organizations have begun tackling the critical issue from a variety of vantage points
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