Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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The risk of developing herpes zoster was similar among older patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with the various different biologic agents, a retrospective study found.
Complicated CAPTCHAs can keep you from logging in to websites protected by those annoying squiggly letters. Thankfully, researchers have found a new way to let you in while keeping the spam bots out.
lmost everybody likes a good, cold beer or a hot, tasty cup of coffee, but one chemist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) goes a bit farther.
"The body doesn't distinguish between 'bad' stress from life or work and 'good' stress caused by game-day excitement," said Jody Gilchrist, a nurse practitioner at the UAB Heart and Vascular Clinic at The Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road, in a UAB news release on Friday. "It impacts your health either way."
Although the virus has not been confirmed, Dr. David Kimberlin, co-director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital, says that early tests show Enterovirus 68 could be responsible for the surge in respiratory-related ER admissions.
CAPTCHA services that require users to recognize and type in static distorted characters may be a method of the past, according to studies published by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A recent study found that type 2 diabetes can stay in remission for as long as 15 years after weight-loss surgery. Remission happens when a person with diabetes achieves blood sugar levels no longer in the diabetes range without medications for at least one year.
From WebMD
Weight loss surgery is an expensive and potentially risky way to treat type 2 diabetes. Yet more studies are showing it can also be very successful -- in some cases, more so than drugs and lifestyle changes.
Jody Gilchrist, a nurse practitioner at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says when the game is close or during times of defeat, the body often releases adrenaline, which increases heart rate and blood pressure.
A top infectious disease expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said today he believes it is likely that Enterovirus 68 is at least partially responsible for a surge in respiratory illnesses seen at UAB and Children's of Alabama since about mid-to-late August.
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