Elevated BP may be a risk factor for new-onset type 2 diabetes, and the association appears strongest in those who are younger and have a lower BMI, according to an analysis of 4.1 million adults in the United Kingdom.
Daniel Marson, director, division of neuropsychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, explains two early forms of diminished financial capacity in older adults that advisors must be able to identify.
Surya Bhatt, M.D., a pulmonologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says evidence shows that pulmonary rehabilitation — exercises designed to improve lung function — can help reduce that readmission rate. The trick is getting patients to undertake rehab.
Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin has been on college campuses across the country getting input about the student loan system, which controls one of the earliest major financial decisions in many people's lives.
Surya Bhatt, M.D., a pulmonologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, along with exercise physiologist Greg Sanders and respiratory therapist Erica Anderson, hit on the idea of taking rehab to the patient. They devised a research study using smartphone technology to link a rehabbing patient at home with a trained medical professional in their office on UAB's campus. The two-way interaction provided encouragement, incentive and safety.
T-cells are a very important part of the immune system, and when the T-cells are over-activated, it is a sign of inflammation. The inflammation is often brought on by obesity, and has been linked to heart disease.
"We don't know how proteins get tangled, but if we can study how proteins get disaggregated, it may have clinical relevance," said Aaron Lucius, Ph.D., professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Chemistry.
The study provides initial data and does not by itself prove that crab populations will expand into shallower waters. “The only way to test the hypothesis that the crabs are expanding their depth-range is to track their movements through long-term monitoring,” said James McClintock of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), another author of the study.
The central objective of the "Collaboration to Improve Blood Pressure in the U.S. Black Belt - Addressing the Triple Threat" is to rigorously compare two strategies designed to improve blood pressure control in primary care practices serving rural Southeastern African-Americans with low socioeconomic status.
"The only way to test the hypothesis that the crabs are expanding their depth-range is to track their movements through long-term monitoring," said study author, James McClintock of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
In research presented at the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) in Vienna, Austria, the UAB team warmed that people could inadvertently leave voice samples as part of daily life.
Efforts to reduce health disparities related to uncontrolled high blood pressure among African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and low-income and rural individuals got a boost today with the announcement of $23.5 million for two new studies.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found that automated and human verification for voice-based user authentication systems are vulnerable to voice impersonation attacks. This new research is being presented at the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, or ESORICS, today in Vienna, Austria.
Researchers at UAB found that patients aged younger than 65 who were unmarried, lived in lower-income areas, and who were uninsured or Medicaid beneficiaries were at significantly higher risk of premature mortality.
From Nasdaq.com "This study was designed to take repeated blood samples from patients over time to determine the sensitivity of T2Candida compared to blood culture for monitoring patients on antifungal therapy," said Peter Pappas, M.D., FACP, professor of medicine, division of infectious diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham and principal investigator of the study.
Carmen de Miguel, Ph.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues examined whether obesity would lead to different circulating T-lymphocyte profiles and activation status in Caucasian and African-American adolescents.
UAB is one of five other institutions to be designated as a Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, each of which have a specialized area of research. UAB's Nathan Shock Center will focus on understanding how energetics affect aging, according to a release from the school.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham was ranked among the most affordable schools in the country to get a master's degree in health care administration, according to Healthcare Administration Degree Programs.
“Obesity in the formative years is already priming the system to develop cardiovascular disease later in life,” said Carmen De Miguel, Ph.D., study lead researcher and a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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“These injections are necessary because babies have very low levels of vitamin K at birth, which can lead to serious bleeding problems if not supplemented. It is an essential nutrient babies need to assist the body in blood clot formation.”
Staying on an internal schedule is important for health, and disease can occur if the body’s internal clock is disrupted. A new study reinforces the importance of circadian rhythm, reporting that chronic drinking contributes to alcoholic liver disease because it impairs the liver’s production schedule of molecules that power it to run.
Researchers at Southern Research and the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be splitting a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of chemical attacks on the human body.
RA patients who were previously treated with a biologic have an increased risk of hospitalized infections with the start of a new biologic, with a crude incidence rate of 15.3 (95% CI 14.7 to 15.9) per 100 person-years.