University of Alabama at Birmingham professor and chair of the UAB Department of Medicine C. Seth Landefeld, M.D., has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Treating patients 50 and older with high blood pressure to a systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg reduced rates of cardiovascular events, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke, by 25 percent.
Many UAB physicians from a variety of specialties appear on the prestigious Newsweek Top Cancer Doctors 2015 list.
Lower blood pressure target of 120 mm Hg greatly reduces cardiovascular complications and deaths in older adults.
An Arizona drug company will patent the small peptide drug.
Caroline N. Harada, M.D., has been named assistant dean for Community Engaged Scholarship in the School of Medicine.
Virginia Wadley, Ph.D., says until this new JAMA study, whether or not stroke survivors are at-risk over the long term was an unknown.
Jessica Merlin, M.D., MBA, is an assistant professor at UAB, and blogs about the diverse food scene in Birmingham in her spare time.