Health & Medicine

An American Lung Association project will help patients with COPD.

The National Institutes of Health centers will close gaps in curricula so clinicians can make better and safer choices about pain treatment.

UAB affiliation provides residents in Okaloosa County and surrounding areas with increased access to advanced cancer care.

UAB’s newest affiliate extends leading-edge care to Guntersville, Boaz areas.

The Program in Environmental and Translational Medicine combines clinical care with research to prevent, treat diseases caused from air pollution, water contamination, other causes.

Study says findings could be a game-changer for patients, helping doctors determine when to perform surgery and providing better long-term outcomes.

Swift treatment in the UAB First Episode Clinic leads to better outcomes for patients, families.

It’s Healthy Vision Month, and UAB ophthalmologists say that early detection of eye diseases plays a major part in successful treatment.

Traveling during pregnancy can be safe and fun as long as women pay attention to their bodies, physicians instruct.

Alabama man has minimally invasive, robot-assisted heart bypass and a week later is able to drive his new motorhome to Talladega infield.

Seth Landefeld named chair of the School of Medicine’s largest department with 400 faculty and $100 million in research funding.

Five-year agreement focuses on improving delivery of health care to Northeast Alabama.

Steroids increase risk of bacterial infection in kids with juvenile arthritis over methotrexate or TNF inhibitors.

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability will be part of the UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Research Collaborative.

After his broken jaw joints sealed shut, Alix Guillaume's mouth was locked closed for two years. Surgery enabled him to eat, talk and smile again.

Quilt display, picnic mark National Donate Life Month for area organ donors and recipients.

Physicians and caregivers need to carefully monitor decision-making ability in patients with head injury, say UAB researchers.

Alabama sees a 50 percent increase but rates are the lowest among study sites, which could mean children are not being diagnosed and are not receiving services.

The recent record number of tornado-related fatalities underscores the need for safety plans.

UAB researcher presented several gynecological oncology studies to a national gathering of doctors.

Ronald Alvarez, M.D., a leader in the research and treatment of ovarian and cervical cancers, is president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.

Less than 20 percent of patients eligible for cardiac rehab are referred to a program, which can reduce mortality by up to 35 percent.

Mild winter and early blooms mean earlier symptoms for seasonal allergy sufferers.

A UAB researcher has helped develop new guidelines for the treatment of patients with HIV.

UAB will launch a new internal medicine residency program in Huntsville this summer to help meet the growing need for primary-care physicians.

Daylight-saving time is hard on the heart.

The new procedure means some patients with congenital heart defects can avoid open heart surgery.

UAB launches new Alzheimer’s trial, looking for study participants with mild to moderate disease.

People with a traumatic brain injury may need help managing their finances in the months following injury, UAB researchers say.

UAB study finds kids with ADHD rejected by peers may smoke, drink and behave poorly in early adolescence, anxious behavior continues beyond.

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