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Trial targets 'triple threat' for hypertension UAB is leading a clinical trial to compare strategies to improve blood-pressure control among poor minorities who live in rural areas in America's Black Belt, which stretches from east Texas to Maryland.

Both strategies will work to encourage patients to take medications as directed and to monitor their blood pressure to improve health outcomes for conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

UAB is partnering with UNC and East Carolina University and three community organizations in this $9.4 million trial to reduce poor outcomes supported by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

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Steven Austad

Answers to age-old questions To learn the secrets of healthy aging, Steven Austad, Ph.D., chair of the UAB Department of Biology, consults the experts: 500-year-old clams, 200-year-old fish and other ancient animals.

His studies reveal aging’s molecular mechanisms, which could help humans live longer and healthier. “What we’re finding is that, if you treat the underlying causes of aging, you can push back cancer, heart disease, blindness, hearing loss — all of these diseases associated with aging,” Austad said.

Get his advice on healthy aging, and discover how a new UAB research center will launch an age of discovery, in UAB Magazine.

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