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Proton therapy is an evolution of radiation treatment that’s been in use since 1990, and it quickly moved from clinical trials to treating patients.
"People are recognizing the value of eating whole foods," says registered dietitian Amy Goss, PhD, assistant professor of nutrition sciences at University of Alabama At Birmingham's Nutrition Obesity Research Center, of the diet's newfound popularity.
On Thursday, March 29, the Victor Wooten Trio will perform in the Alys Stephens Center’s Jemison Concert Hall. Recently, Wooten spoke with us by phone as he prepared to embark on the current leg of the TRYPNOTYX tour.
Keto vs. IIFYM? Whole30, Paleo, or Pegan? Forget the fad diets and go with proven advice of weight-loss experts who know what really works to win at losing.
The Antarctica peninsula is shrinking as global temperatures rise. David Greene talks to scientist James McClintock about why warm weather is killing off penguin populations.
Blood stored for long may be less safe for patients with massive blood loss and shock as it may have adverse effects on them.
"Aging is the big enchilada ... if we could do something about slowing the rate of aging, it's going to change everything."
In some cases you might notice a few warning signs before you actually black out, like feeling weak, confused, or dizzy or having muscle cramps, a rapid heartbeat, or very dark pee, Janyce M. Sanford, M.D., professor and chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Emergency Medicine, tells SELF.
They say this new study has shown that 'yoga offers some persons tangible benefit without much risk.'
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Some men fear the falling number of male OB-GYNs could eventually lead to them being excluded from the specialty.
Extremely low birth-weight babies are at risk for a chronic lung disease called bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or BPD.
“But if provoked, any dog - even the best-trained and most loved dog - can bite.”
Dr. Jeffrey Kirby, both military veterans, emphasized that rifles fire bullets at much higher velocities than small arms, creating blast waves that radiate outwards and damage tissue as they pass through the body.
“There are a lot of Medicare providers that already do very aggressive dose control now,” said Dr. Stefan Kertesz, a professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
While mice can heal after a severe heart attack, an attack of the same severity in humans often launches a later descent into heart failure and death.
Perhaps no one knows the devastating wounds inflicted by assault-style rifles better than the trauma surgeons who struggle to repair them.
Riley Thornton, RD, a nutritionist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says that some people may lose weight on a ketogenic diet because it restricts carbohydrate intake.
If he doesn’t have any serious health conditions, “He’s more likely to be able to stay active and feel like staying active,” says William Curry, MD, a professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Division of General Internal Medicine.
Although there's potential for HIV diagnoses to dramatically increase in some populations, experts still find the recent flattening trend unacceptable.
“It may be that parents are not following `safe sleep’ recommendations to place infants in beds without stuffed animals, soft blankets, pillows, and other items that could cause suffocation,” said study co-author David Schwebel of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
If you see two distinct puncture holes right next to each other, there's a good chance that a spider is to blame for your bite, says Justin Arnold, DO, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the associate medical director of the Alabama Regional Poison Control Center at Children’s of Alabama.
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