Health & Medicine

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.

UAB researcher explores use of antibody mechanism in platelet production that may reduce ovarian cancer progression.
Local artists will create masterpieces in 90 minutes for silent auction to benefit cancer patients, support research.

Parkinson’s researchers from UAB and UA may have unlocked the secrets of a gene that seems to have a protective effect against the disease.

UAB scientists say helmets could greatly reduce the number of head traumas, or even death, in a tornado; Noah Stewart wore one when a tornado took him airborne.

Medical students will perform together to raise funds for Equal Access Birmingham March 2.

UAB doctors can now employ a new procedure, using thermal energy, to open constricted airways in patients whose severe asthma is not controlled by medication.

UAB was a lead site in the testing of Kalydeco, the first drug to target the underlying genetic causes of cystic fibrosis.

UAB Medicine — The Cancer Center at RMC will expand oncology services in the Lake Martin, Ala., area.

UAB's osteoporosis clinic has been re-accredited by an international society.

Weekly work-outs can reduce depression in the chronically ill, according to new research from UAB.

Neurobiology researcher honored with international Fondation IPSEN award.

Data could lead to better advice for primary-care doctors struggling with a rising tide of older adult patients still in throes of youthful bad habits.
Diet, exercise and technology are key to wellness in 2012.
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