Essential tremor is a progressive neurological disease that affects about 10 million people in the United States. There is no known cause for the disease, but now there is an improved, non-invasive treatment option using the new Varian Edge® radiosurgery system, a novel delivery method using a so-called "virtual cone."
With improvements in technology, the physicians at Grandview Medical Center's Atrial Fibrillation Clinic are finding new ways to offer cardiac care to rural and out-of-state patients.
When Grandview Medical Center relocated to Highway 280, Southlake Orthopaedics Sports Medicine & Spine Center opened its second office in a new 9,000-square-foot space.
Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, which has long been known for orthopaedic surgery, is now expanding its presence in nonsurgical orthopaedics with the recruitment of more physicians who specialize in treating muscle, bone and joint conditions that don't require surgery.
Updated physical activity guidelines incorporate new scientific findings, a focus on prevention and more flexibility in how Americans get their move mojo back.
Princeton Baptist Medical Center is the first in Alabama and the 16th in the United States to use a new innovation that shows great potential for fighting lung cancer.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is continuing to enroll patients in the All of Us Research Program, a national program spearheaded by the National Institutes of Health. The goal is to enroll a million patients nationwide.
"Our goal is to help establish the Birmingham area as a center for medical device business formation," says Stacey Kelpke, PhD, director of Medical Technology at Southern Research, a nonprofit, scientific and engineering research organization based in Birmingham.
Brentwood-based Corizon Health launched an opioid pilot in Philadelphia utilizing MAT. The success has the correctional healthcare provider looking to expand to other communities in need.
Venous obstructive disease affects about 40 percent of the U.S. population.
Children's of Alabama pediatric neurologist Lydia Marcus, MD wants the medical community to take acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) seriously.
A baby girl is born, beautiful and seemingly healthy, with the promise of a bright future ahead of her. Then, out of nowhere, the progress she has made in verbal and motor skills begins to regress.
As soon as a woman announces that she's pregnant, she begins getting advice. Someone usually tells her to avoid changing litter boxes so she doesn't get toxoplasmosis.
Approximately one in 10 older people in the United States has experienced physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse.
It's no secret in the medical community that there is a shortage of treatment options for the mentally ill in Alabama.
Determining medical disability is often an arduous process that can result in unfair and inaccurate analysis of a claimant's situation.
Service animals today do much more than guide the blind.
Since the middle of the twentieth century, vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and have saved millions of lives.
When military veteran Don Austin, who received trauma to his nose during Desert Storm, needed a revision of his septorhinoplasty surgery in order to breathe adequately, he contacted the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and their Faces of Honor Program.
New options and research have changed the traditional approach to treating acne.
When researchers began to look at how low the dosage of naltrexone could be and still be effective in helping patients overcome addiction, unexpected things began to happen.
The UAB Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) is the highest-ranked program in the nation, according to the latest rankings by the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Grad Schools in Health Care Management."
Mention urology, and people tend to think of men with prostate problems or kidney stones, and the mostly male physicians who care for them.
A pediatrician manages the physical, behavioral, and mental health of children. Pediatricians have extensive training in the diagnosis of childhood illnesses, and make sure children meet developmental milestones.
The Experiential Learning and Simulation Center at Samford University is set to become the second fully accredited simulation center in Alabama. The center received provisional accreditation in November and in two years will apply for full accreditation. UAB is the only other accredited center in the state.
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