Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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With one Ebola patient here in the United States – the first time an infected Ebola victim has been on American soil – and another Ebola patient soon to arrive in Atlanta, some people are understandably concerned about containing a virus that kills 9 of 10 people contracting it.
It's time to send the kids back to school, and experts at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) offer tips to help both students and parents get the year off to a good start.
Harvest for Health, conducted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is a yearlong study that will pair cancer survivors over the age of 60 in the Montgomery area with local master gardeners to see if gardening will improve the survivor’s diet and health, as well as their physical fitness and functioning.
The first of the infected medical missionaries will be flown into Atlanta to begin treatment Saturday, but bringing someone with the Ebola virus into the States has created an internet storm of concerns - could the virus be spread in the U.S.? And how is it spread? A UAB physician has been studying the virus and answers our questions.
Mamie Martin is participating in the UAB study Harvest for Health, which pairs cancer survivors with master gardeners from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. The master gardeners help the cancer survivors grow vegetable gardens. The purpose is to see if a cancer survivor eats better with fresh vegetables at their disposal and if they see improvement in physical function and overall health as they tend to their garden.
New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases shows consuming a "Southern-style" diet -- consisting of processed meats, fried foods and sugar-sweetened beverages -- results in higher risk of death in those with chronic kidney disease.
From The Washington Post
Not all texting bans are alike, of course. But ones aimed at teens and that allow primary enforcement of the law — i.e. they don’t require officers to have another reason for the traffic stop — had the most dramatic effect, a team of researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health found in a study published in the August American Journal of Public Health.
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"This is the first study to identify a regionally specific diet pattern that is highly associated with adverse outcomes among persons with kidney disease," said lead author Orlando Gutiérrez, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "It's well known that the Southern region has poor health outcomes in a number of different areas including stroke, heart disease and sepsis, and that the style of diet plays a role."
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