A UAB researcher is investigating antihypertensive drugs in search of those that not only treat high blood pressure, but also boost mobility and independence in older Americans.
The research supported by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will evaluate the effectiveness of different types of exercise programs for people with MS.
A new pilot investigation at UAB is rethinking the exercise paradigm for breast cancer survivors with reduced mobility, evaluating the utility of simulated high-altitude training for the purpose of enhancing health and physical activity.
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Exercise medicine gets a boost with the opening of the 7,000-square-foot UAB Exercise Clinical Trial Facility.
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UAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine will join a key NIH consortium looking for the molecular changes that occur during and after exercise to advance the understanding of how physical activity improves and preserves health.
Mild to moderate muscle and nerve strain provokes symptom flares in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Gearing up to start an exercise program — especially for those over 40 — can be filled with pitfalls. Experts at UAB say start slow and low.

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UAB experts say that while physical activity is necessary for both men and women, there are gender-specific benefits that women need to know.

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World-renowned experts in health and wellness topics will come together Nov. 14-15 to help employers fashion their own programs targeting employee health.

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Worried about memory loss? A UAB neurologist provides warning signs and prevention strategies

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UAB research shows that brain-training exercises can improve processing speed and the ability to perform everyday activities
UAB experts say women experience stress differently from men. That can take a physical toll, but simple changes will help.
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Worried about memory loss? A UAB neurologist provides warning signs and prevention strategies

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Exercise may help stave off treatment-related fatigue in cancer patients, study shows.

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Facing an injury or other health challenge does not have to sideline your future; UAB experts say the way you handle it can teach you a valuable life skill.

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Stopping exercise leads to significant reductions in strength after just a few weeks, according to a new report from UAB researchers.

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April 18, 2014

Rimmer, James

Director of the Lakeshore Foundation/UAB Research Collaborative and the Lakeshore Foundation, endowed chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences

Areas of expertise: physical activity and health promotion programs for people with disabilities

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