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It is no longer acceptable for patients to be treated for fractures and released from medical care without assessment and interventions to reduce their risk of a repeat fracture," said Kenneth Saag, MD.
“Usually it’s a cockroach that has wedged in the ear canal and can’t get out.”
Melanocytes also happen to be one of the first things to go as we get older, making it an important cell for scientists in the field of aging to study.
"One of the great barriers to addressing this problem is that sometimes people are a little embarrassed about asking to be checked for sexually transmitted infections. I think we need to get over that."
It would be used to treat two rare forms of epilepsy Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. They are among the most difficult types of epilepsy to treat.
Scientists believe this species existed in the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 100 to 66 million years ago.
“Respect is critical,” Jeanne M. Marrazzo, MD, MPH, professor and director of the division of infectious diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “Part of that is honoring the patient’s wishes that pertain to their identity. Names and pronouns get to the core of that.”
The results are promising but surgeons are watching for more evidence that such a big, and expensive, change in organ storage is worthwhile — and if so, when best to use it, said Dr. Devin Eckhoff, transplant division director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
A sea turtle discovered in Alabama is a new species from the Late Cretaceous epoch, according to a study published April 18, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Drew Gentry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA, and colleagues.
On February 14, 2018, Campbell and Ferreira wed in the UAB NICU — right next to then 3-month-old Kaelin's crib. Ferreira's favorite neonatologist, Dr. Waldemar Carlo, walked the bride down the hospital hallway, which was turned into a makeshift aisle.
Jayun Patel, student at University of Alabama at Birmingham, developed wearable technology that aims to prevent sexual assault.
No matter where you live, if you use public bathrooms, your shoes are treading on — and potentially picking up — all sorts of microbes.
Thousands of university students and employees targeted by email phishing schemes this year have taken the bait. Fortunately, they were duped not by real scammers, but by their own schools.
After winning the TED Prize in 2016, Parcak founded the GlobalXplorer initiative, which trains citizen scientists to analyze satellite imagery for archaeological sites and signs of looting.
Unless new antibiotics are developed against gonorrhea, or a vaccine created, these kinds of extreme cases will begin showing up in the United States, said Edward Hook, an infectious disease expert with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
U.S. emergency rooms treated 123,355 high-heel-related injuries between 2002 and 2012, say researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
This new feature is especially important in light of recent findings that show HIV diagnoses in U.S. millennial populations aren't declining.
Critics say the rule would inject the government into the doctor-patient relationship and could throw patients who lost access to the drugs into withdrawal or even provoke them to buy dangerous street drugs.
"Professional societies should consider extending the age screening requirements to improve outcomes for this older population of women."
But an array of new trials is delving into the benefits of time-restricted feeding (TRF), which allows people to eat what they want within a time frame.
Scientists are bringing precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis for the first time by using genetic profiling of joint tissue to see which drugs will work for which patients.
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