The same processes that cause dangerous narrowing of the blood vessels that supply the heart can also cause damage in other parts of the body.
Hemophilia is a rare, inherited bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot normally. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, these patients bleed for a longer time than other people following an injury. The also can bleed internally.
When Grandview Medical Center opened its doors in 2015, their new electrophysiology program began with one lab.
Birmingham's Cardiovascular Associates has become the highest enrolling site in North America for the Surmodics TRANSCEND drug-coated balloon (DCB) trial.
UAB cardiologists are the first in the United States to perform a post-market study of a new high-definition intravascular ultrasound (HD-IVUS) used for stenting cardiac arteries.
The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released updated cholesterol clinical guidelines in November 2018, taking a more nuanced approach to care over a patient's lifetime.
There must be something in those Valentine chocolates that is good for you. After all, married people on average tend to live longer.
Thanks to screenings, labs, vaccines, imaging and earlier interventions, many of us who, in previous generations, would have died in middle age from heart or lung disease, cancer, infections or a host of other disorders are living well into old age.
At a time when many rural hospitals are struggling to make ends meet, Cullman Regional Medical Center is expanding services and increasing access to care for their target population.
The UAB Department of Neurology was recently awarded a $10 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health when they were named a Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research.
Obesity and its comorbid conditions impact both lifespan and quality of life. However, not all obesity is created equal. Resolve to take simple steps help identify those most at risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other complications and intervene.
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in American men and remains a significant health risk. Scientists at Southern Research in Birmingham are studying a mutated protein that could hold the key to both development and treatment of this disease and possibly make the cancer more susceptible to radiation treatment.
Building off their success in reaching underserved populations in Alabama, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is launching an outreach, awareness and screening program for those at high risk of lung cancer.
The human papilloma virus (HPV) is responsible for approximately 42,700 HPV-associated cancers in the United States each year based on estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Physicians are all aware of the indications for testing for gastroesophageal reflux," says John Touliatos MD, with Advanced Surgeons. "But they may not know that we can now do the full evaluation for those patients in an office setting."
O'Neal Industries have given the largest single gift in UAB history -- a $30 million donation to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
A funeral can teach you a lot about yourself, especially a family funeral where you see the toll of time on a room full of relatives you haven't seen in years.
It's resolution time again, and as usual, getting in shape and losing weight are likely to be near the top of most lists. However, one often overlooked health habit could make many of the others easier to achieve, and could have a positive influence on health for a lifetime.
Increasingly, healthcare providers are expanding their focus beyond physical wellness to take a more holistic view of well-being.
A new law enacted by Congress as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 was created for the purpose of advancing care for adults with complex needs.
The Abdominal Aortic Junctional Tourniquet™ (AAJT) that treats both pelvic hemorrhage and severe bilateral lower junctional hemorrhage has been approved for use by paramedics and other first-responders in Alabama.
More than 500 million men worldwide suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate.
Birmingham can be proud of having some of the most advanced health care resources on the planet. But for patients who are house-bound, those resources can be as inaccessible as if they were a world away.
In improving cognition and functional outcomes in hospitalized geriatric patients, the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) model has proven its value. The difficulty is that there are so few ACE units and so many patients who could benefit but don't have access.
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