On Sept. 16, the American Association for Cancer Research released a first-of-its-kind report outlining disparities in outcomes and clinical trial participation for ethnic and racial minorities, along with other medically underserved populations.
As carotid plaques thicken, narrowing the flow of blood to the brain, the risk of stroke increases. The gold standard for reducing this risk has been endarterectomy, a surgical procedure that involves a fairly substantial incision, anesthesia and recovery time.
More than 8.5 million Americans are affected by peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and Alabama has one of the highest rates of the disease and of amputations, which result from critical limb ischemia developed from PAD.
"It's a big deal to be able to have this option," says David Whitley, MD, vascular surgeon at The Vascular Institute of Birmingham, and the first in the region to perform percutaneous creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in a patient using the Ellipsys device made by Avenu Medical.
Several years ago, Bruce Burns, MD, FACP, recognized a shortage of Emergency Medicine physicians in Birmingham and other areas in the South.
When elderly patients present in the ED, it can be difficult to distinguish between injuries occurring from a fall or physical abuse. A new study explores patterns as a way to distinguish between the two.
One in five of the 80 to 100 million Americans who have a fatty liver will develop NASH, Non-alcohol Steatohepatitis. What makes the disease particularly dangerous is its stealth nature.
A new reimbursement model intended to address healthcare access and availability in rural communities was introduced by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center.
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) provides anterior and rotational support to the knee. ACL tears are one of the more common sports-related injuries with over 100,000 occurring annually in the United States.
A new option has arrived in Birmingham for people who suffer from chronic lower back pain.
From little league to high school and on into college, making it to the big leagues is the dream of many young athletes. Unfortunately, many athletes have already had surgical scars inside their elbow by the time they reach the higher levels.
Just as high school and college athletes were gearing up for spring practice, Covid-19 brought sports to a sudden halt around the world. Staying home made staying in shape difficult, especially for elite athletes accustomed to workouts.
UAB & Children's Only Institution in the World Leading This on Adults, Children & Dogs
In a research study that Drs. Jerzy and Magdalena Szaflarski have conducted on the social factors related to epilepsy patient outcomes, they have discovered that poverty, location and insurance status play a large role in epilepsy care.
There's a lot to love about living in the southeast--earlier springs, friendly people, rolling green hills and sandy white beaches. But in the 11-state area generally referred to as the Stroke Belt, there is also a downside.
The next time you are in a physician's waiting room, look around.
While diabetes is well established as a risk factor for stroke, recent research finds the disease also impacts severity and recovery.
Autoimmune disease impacts 50 million Americans. AARDA is using a collective voice to raise awareness, advocate for patients and researchers and take action to ensure access to care.
Inflammation is the body's first line of defense for a scratch or a scrape. But when that defense mistakes the body for the enemy, it can launch devastating attacks against tissue, causing damage that can be a factor in conditions like arthritis and diabetes, as well as potentially deadly diseases like cancer and heart disease.
NeuroSigma recently received FDA clearance for the first device to treat pediatric ADHD, offering providers, patients and parents a new alternative to medication.
Endocrine Society Chief Professional & Clinical Affairs Officer Robert Lash, MD, discusses the field, annual meeting, road shows and more.
Around 10 percent of Americans believe they have an allergy to penicillin which is unfortunate because penicillin and its related β-Lactam antibiotics are among the safest and most effective antibiotics available.
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