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An overabundance of mast cells, which are important components of the immune system and are produced in the bone marrow, can lead to a variety of health issues.
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by the formation of granulomas in one or more organs of the body.
A nationwide study led by UAB researchers showed that cardiovascular health in young adults did not improve from 2007-2018 and only one in four people in that age group have ideal cardiovascular health.
UAB Hospital practice areas were honored with the “Best Hospital” designation, including cancer care, bariatric surgery, heart care, stroke care, minimally invasive surgery, comprehensive breast care, mammograms, obstetrics and women’s services.
Watching the portion and carb content of food and drinks can help prevent blood sugar spikes this New Year’s Eve.
The spinoff company, IN8bio Inc., uses proprietary drug-resistant immunotherapy licensed in part from UAB. Glioblastoma is the most aggressive type of cancer originating in the brain.
Precision medicine approach may identify those at high genetic risk of hypertension, heart failure, stroke and heart attacks and use precision medicine to help prevent fatal cardiovascular diseases.
Insights that are not possible with conventional two-dimensional platforms include characterization of obliterated airways in tuberculosis and hemorrhage from ruptured blood vessels in COVID-19 lungs, at near-microscopic levels.
UAB researchers have published an article demonstrating how the term “aggressive care,” used loosely by clinicians to describe care that can negatively impact quality of life for patients with serious illness, is often used to inappropriately label the preferences of African American patients.
The holiday season is a time when family members get together to share a meal; doctors recommend using this opportunity to learn more about one’s family history.
When Cameron Monistere was diagnosed with cancer right before his senior year of college and final season as an Auburn University cheerleader, he acted fast. With the help of UAB experts, Monistere is now cancer-free and using his story to raise awareness about men’s health.
The Alabama Department of Public Health shows widespread flu activity in all areas of the state. UAB’s Rachael Lee, M.D., urges the public to enact preventive measures to slow the spread of flu, and to ease the burden on health care systems.
A UAB study including more than 20,000 ventricular assist device recipients showed that patients diagnosed with familial dilated cardiomyopathy had better clinical outcomes compared with other DCM diagnoses.
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