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Brantley Performs Alabama's First Eluvia Stent Procedure
Brantley Performs Alabama's First Eluvia Stent Procedure

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.

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New Products Help Hemophilia Patients
New Products Help Hemophilia Patients

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.

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Grandview Electrophysiology Lab
Grandview Electrophysiology Lab

When Grandview Medical Center opened its doors in 2015, their new electrophysiology program began with one lab.

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Cardiovascular Associates Tops National Enrollment in Trial for PAD Relief
Cardiovascular Associates Tops National Enrollment in Trial for PAD Relief

Birmingham's Cardiovascular Associates has become the highest enrolling site in North America for the Surmodics TRANSCEND drug-coated balloon (DCB) trial.

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New Generation Ultrasound May Improve Stenting Procedures
New Generation Ultrasound May Improve Stenting Procedures

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.

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Updated Cholesterol Guidelines Take a Personalized Approach
Updated Cholesterol Guidelines Take a Personalized Approach

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.

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Love and Health
Love and Health

There must be something in those Valentine chocolates that is good for you. After all, married people on average tend to live longer.

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Before The Damage Is Done
Before The Damage Is Done

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.

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Research to Slow Aging Accelerates as Human Trials Begin
Research to Slow Aging Accelerates as Human Trials Begin
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Cullman Regional Medical Center Expands Facilities and Services
Cullman Regional Medical Center Expands Facilities and Services

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.

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UAB Named Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Research
UAB Named Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Research

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.

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Resolve to Address Obesity
Resolve to Address Obesity

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.

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Mutant Protein May Change Treatment Plans for Prostate Cancer
Mutant Protein May Change Treatment Plans for Prostate Cancer

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.

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Reaching Those at Greatest Risk
Reaching Those at Greatest Risk

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.

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UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Goes Global to Fight HPV-Associated Cancers
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Goes Global to Fight HPV-Associated Cancers

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.

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Complete In-Office Reflux Testing
Complete In-Office Reflux Testing

"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."

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O'Neal Industries Gift will transform the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
O'Neal Industries Gift will transform the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

O'Neal Industries have given the largest single gift in UAB history -- a $30 million donation to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Wellness for Life

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.

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Sleep As a Window to Wellness
Sleep As a Window to Wellness

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.

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Moving beyond Wellness to Well-Being
Moving beyond Wellness to Well-Being

Increasingly, healthcare providers are expanding their focus beyond physical wellness to take a more holistic view of well-being.

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New Bill Advances Care for Adults with Complex Needs
New Bill Advances Care for Adults with Complex Needs

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.

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Life-saving Battlefield Tourniquet Approved for Use by Alabama First-Responders
Life-saving Battlefield Tourniquet Approved for Use by Alabama First-Responders

The Abdominal Aortic Junctional Tourniquetâ„¢ (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.

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New Prostate Procedure Provides Less Invasive Treatment Option
New Prostate Procedure Provides Less Invasive Treatment Option

More than 500 million men worldwide suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate.

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House Calls
House Calls

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.

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Sharing ACE Advances
Sharing ACE Advances

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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