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From Food, Nutrition & Science
Current studies do not support the claim that increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables contributes to weight loss, according to a recent study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) neurosurgeon Barton Guthrie, is co-founder of VIPAAR LLC, a biotechnology company that sells a mobile video platform allowing service experts to interactively assist clients or other technicians anywhere in the world.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has launched an online medical site that will allow physicians to make medical recommendations and write prescriptions.

The Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act – signed by Pres. Obama about two weeks ago – is "massive" and contains "sweeping changes to call the V.A. to be accountable," Schwartz said today at the Doubletree Hotel downtown just prior to her keynote speech at a Community Mental Health Summit hosted by UAB.

Picking up trash in a creek on a hot summer day probably isn't how most college students spend their Saturdays, but that's exactly what new UAB student Gentry Patterson chose to do this morning.

As hospitals and health systems strive to optimize their revenue cycle, they are turning to technology to streamline processes, improve accuracy, and speed cash flow.

Additional warnings about e-cigarette use among adolescents come from a study published by the CDC, which found that among youths who had never smoked but who used e-cigarettes, those who used e-cigarettes were twice as likely to report an intention to begin smoking as those who did not use e-cigarettes.

There is considerable evidence that lowering sodium can reduce blood pressure, but there is scant evidence that reducing blood pressure from levels that are not clearly high will necessarily reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death.

"This finding suggests that the retina acts as a type of window to the brain," said Erik Roberson, associate professor in the Department of Neurology at UAB and a study co-author.

A professor within the School of Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will begin new research on a deadly form of bacteria that can be passed from healthy women to their infants during birth.

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