Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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As safety data accrue, regulatory changes are awaited for this class of ICDs.
There is a “tsunami” of new Parkinson’s disease cases that will hit the U.S. in coming years as the population ages overall, an expert told the audience at a Georgia Regents Health System forum.
The report, produced by College Sports Solutions, was presented to the UAB Athletic Assessment Task Force on Friday and is scheduled to be released to the public on Monday. Watts has revealed that he will announce his decision about whether to reinstate football, rifle and bowling by June 1. 
The Transverse Myelitis Clinic within UAB's Spain Rehabilitation Center came online with the help of Mike Jezdimir, a 65-year-old patient who has suffered from the disease since he was 17.
Patients with the Iforia ProMRI implantable cardiac device (ICD) system had no adverse outcomes related to the device and no significant changes to pacing or sensing parameters after undergoing a thoracic spine or cardiac MRI, according to a multicenter, nonrandomized trial.
A combination of drugs that target problems in the cells of patients with cystic fibrosis shows promise treating the most common form of the disease, according to two recent studies.
The combination of two drugs — an investigational drug used in conjunction with an already FDA-approved medication — improved lung function in patients with one form of cystic fibrosis, according to two new studies.
The CDC is encouraging people at risk to be tested and for health care providers to educate patients about chronic viral hepatitis and testing, since millions of Americans have chronic hepatitis and most are unaware.
Patients awaiting liver transplant who have primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) had higher wait-list mortality compared with other patients on the liver transplant list, said researchers.
The good news about fighting visceral fat is that it seems to be uniquely vulnerable to exercise. "Exercise disproportionately targets visceral fat," says Gary R. Hunter, a professor of human studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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