It’s not quite House, M.D., but UAB’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program does aim to help patients solve baffling medical mysteries, including illnesses so rare that only a handful of people — or perhaps no one else — has them. The sleuthing specialists reveal how high-tech genetic science and old-fashioned listening skills help them search for answers in UAB Magazine.
Losing weight is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, but many people struggle to get enough exercise to make such a resolution stick. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers want to help women get more exercise by finding out the underlying issues that might keep them from exercising.
The number of residents at teaching hospitals rose slightly in 2013, the last full year before the fiscal 2015 federal budget cut $960 million from graduate medical education support, according to data compiled by Modern Healthcare.