Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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The state’s pool of mental health professionals is drying up, owing to low pay and lack of commitment to parity from health care leaders and insurance companies.
A single layer of endothelial cells and extracellular matrix lines the inside of blood vessels, like the inner tube inside a bicycle tire. Injury and inflammation can damage this thin layer, allowing a dangerous leakage of fluid from blood vessels to tissues.
UAB is expected to find out its standing in Conference USA when the conference's executive committee meets in Dallas in June. Multiple news outlets, including AL.com, have reported that CUSA won't keep UAB beyond the 2015-16 year if football doesn't come back.
The facility consists of 10 exam rooms, two trauma rooms, CT and X-ray scans, general and vascular ultrasounds, laboratory room and additional space for expansion.
The drug "should be the standard symptomatic drug in LEMS on the basis of this study," according to Shin Oh, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues.
A University of Alabama at Birmingham-led research team has now found that mice that are given the lipid "Resolvin D1" after experimental heart attacks have substantially reduced amounts of inflammation and heart failure.
The study will focus on the role of beta blockers in patients with COPD, which according to UAB is the third leading cause of death in the United States and is among the most costly chronic illnesses in terms of total medical spending, missed work and disability.
Bryson Burks of Saltillo and a busload of friends prepare to head to Birmingham on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate Bryson‘s Kidney Foundation with the UAB Blazers baseball team. The foundation honors Bryson‘s late dad and helps children on dialysis.
"100 Houses" is a documentary film about Birmingham's historic Norwood Neighborhood. The film was produced by UAB film students Ali Simpson and Melissa Thomas.
There is a difference between "physical activity" and "exercise training," said Gordon Fisher, an assistant professor of nutrition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Both burn calories, but physical activity consists of nonstructured activities, such as gardening or walking the dog, whereas exercise means planned, structured and repeated activities, such as weight training or running.
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