Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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“These injections are necessary because babies have very low levels of vitamin K at birth, which can lead to serious bleeding problems if not supplemented. It is an essential nutrient babies need to assist the body in blood clot formation.”
Staying on an internal schedule is important for health, and disease can occur if the body’s internal clock is disrupted. A new study reinforces the importance of circadian rhythm, reporting that chronic drinking contributes to alcoholic liver disease because it impairs the liver’s production schedule of molecules that power it to run.
Researchers at Southern Research and the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be splitting a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of chemical attacks on the human body.
RA patients who were previously treated with a biologic have an increased risk of hospitalized infections with the start of a new biologic, with a crude incidence rate of 15.3 (95% CI 14.7 to 15.9) per 100 person-years.
Measuring physical, mental and social function can provide a more comprehensive view of how RA treatment impacts patient lives,” said Dr. Jeffrey Curtis, MD MS MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology.
The Alabama Community College System has partnered with the UAB-led GEAR UP Alabama program to provide full tuition waivers to students in the Class of 2020 and 2021 who meet specified criteria for admission to attend any public community or technical college in the state.
The Center for World University Rankings, based in Saudi Arabia, ranked schools based on eight indicators, including the recognition received by alumni and faculty.
Azithromycin is routinely prescribed to hospitalized patients despite risk factors for corrected QT prolongation and administration of interacting medications, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Huifeng Yun, Ph.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues compared risks of hospitalized infections associated with biologics used to treat RA using Medicare data from 2006 to 2011. Patients were followed from initiation of new biologic treatment after previous treatment with a different biologic.
According to AL.com, Hatton Smith – the Royal Cup executive tasked with leading efforts to raise $13 million toward facility improvements – said the fundraising committee already has more than $2 million cash in hand.
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