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COVID Trauma Could  Result in PTSD for Nurses
COVID Trauma Could Result in PTSD for Nurses

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be debilitating, and after the daily stress and trauma of caring for critically ill COVID patients, nurses and healthcare providers need to be aware of that this may affect them.

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Alabama Faces High Maternal Mortality Rate
Alabama Faces High Maternal Mortality Rate

In addition to having one of the highest rates of death in the nation from complications with pregnancy or childbirth, Alabama has a serious problem with mothers who die within the first year after giving birth.

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Help for a Previously Untreatable Disease
Help for a Previously Untreatable Disease

Amyloidosis is one of those conditions that tend to show up on medical board exams--intriguing, thought to be rare, and until recently, essentially untreatable.

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NCI Director Updates Cancer Progress
NCI Director Updates Cancer Progress

In April, National Cancer Institute Director Norman E. "Ned" Sharpless, MD, FAACR, addressed the virtual attendees of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting to provide an update on where we stand in the ongoing fight against cancer.

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A Fireside Chat on  COVID & Health Equity
A Fireside Chat on COVID & Health Equity

Recently, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to President Joseph Biden, sat down for a virtual fireside chat with James Hildreth, PhD, MD, one of 12 national leaders tapped for the president's new COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force and a member of the Food & Drug Administration's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee.

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UAB Named Exploratory Alzheimer's  Disease Research Center by NIH and NIA
UAB Named Exploratory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center by NIH and NIA

Just growing up in the South increases your risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease.

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UAB Builds Functional Genomics  Database to Guide Covid-19 Research
UAB Builds Functional Genomics Database to Guide Covid-19 Research

The pace of discovery has always depended on the tools that guide the seekers.

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ACC Releases Latest Information on Treating HFrEF
ACC Releases Latest Information on Treating HFrEF

Heart failure (HF) continues to rise alongside an aging population.

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What Does the Research Say About Medical Cannabis?
What Does the Research Say About Medical Cannabis?

In 1988 researchers discovered a collection of receptor sites in the brain that were activated by Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is one of 113 different cannabinoids that have been isolated from the Cannabis plant.

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Andrew Smith, MD Develops Groundbreaking AI for Radiology
Andrew Smith, MD Develops Groundbreaking AI for Radiology

Andrew Smith MD, PhD, doesn't refer to the AI he helped to develop as artificial intelligence.

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Addressing the Growing Issue of Firearm Injuries
Addressing the Growing Issue of Firearm Injuries

It's hard to stop what you don't understand. The American College of Surgeons has secured a grant to identify individual & community risk factors for non-lethal firearm injuries.

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Broken Heart Syndrome

We use the term 'broken heart' to describe someone suffering emotional distress, but not experiencing an actual medical condition. In cardiovascular medicine, however, this phrase is no longer strictly symbolic. Medical professionals now understand that there is a direct link between severe emotional and a serious cardiac condition.

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All of Us Looks to Improve Care for Each of Us
All of Us Looks to Improve Care for Each of Us

The innovative All of Us initiative from the NIH provides researchers with a rich source of data to speed discoveries in both precision medicine and population health.

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Meal Timing Strategies Appear to Lower Appetite, Improve Fat Burning
Meal Timing Strategies Appear to Lower Appetite, Improve Fat Burning

Researchers at UAB have discovered that meal timing strategies -- like intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime -- appear to help people lose weight.

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New Trial of Long-Acting HIV Medication
New Trial of Long-Acting HIV Medication

A new clinical trial led by the National Institutes of Health will evaluate the effectiveness of a long-acting antiretroviral therapy, or ART, combined with conditional economic incentives for patients living with HIV who have had a history of non-adherence to daily oral medication and treatment.

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Using Bag-Mask Ventilation During Intubation Improves Outcomes
Using Bag-Mask Ventilation During Intubation Improves Outcomes

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that using bag-mask ventilation during intubation improves outcomes and could potentially change the standard of care.

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Study: Low-carb Diet Provides Relief from Knee Osteoarthritis
Study: Low-carb Diet Provides Relief from Knee Osteoarthritis

A study conducted at UAB, published in Pain Medicine, shows a low-carbohydrate diet was more effective in reducing pain intensity than a low-fat diet in adults ages 65-75 suffering from osteoarthritis.

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New Drug Should Benefit Majority of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

A triple-combination drug has been shown to be effective in improving lung function for the majority of patients with cystic fibrosis. The new therapy should provide therapeutic benefits for 90 percent of all patients with the genetic disease.

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Some People are Resilient to Alzheimer's
Some People are Resilient to Alzheimer's

Researchers believe that some people -- perhaps 30 to 50 percent of the population -- are resilient to the effects of Alzheimer's disease.

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The Quest for Quality in Clinical Trials
The Quest for Quality in Clinical Trials

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals is focused on workforce training and development to ensure clinical trials are well designed, executed, and reported to move the science forward.

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New Breathing Tube for Cardiac Arrest Could Save Thousands
New Breathing Tube for Cardiac Arrest Could Save Thousands

A study comparing two breathing tubes used by paramedics during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest shows that the King laryngeal tube was superior to the more commonly used endotracheal tube.

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Caffeine Consumption can aid in Pain Modulation
Caffeine Consumption can aid in Pain Modulation

According to a 2014 study, 85 percent of the U.S. population consumes at least one caffeinated beverage per day, with coffee as the leading source by far, for an average intake of 165 mg per day across all age groups.

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Improving Sleep Quality for Breast Cancer Survivors
Improving Sleep Quality for Breast Cancer Survivors

A study by researchers at the UAB School of Health Professions published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, connects aerobic physical activity -- like walking -- to better sleep for post-primary treatment breast cancer survivors.

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Drug Slows Brain Damage in Multiple Sclerosis
Drug Slows Brain Damage in Multiple Sclerosis

Results from a clinical trial of more than 250 participants with progressive multiple sclerosis revealed that ibudilast was better than a placebo in slowing down brain shrinkage.

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Researcher Finds Risk of Later Death after Donor Blood, Marrow Transplant in Childhood
Researcher Finds Risk of Later Death after Donor Blood, Marrow Transplant in Childhood

While blood and marrow transplants can save the life of a pediatric cancer patient, research out of the UAB found that those patients may be at an increased risk of premature death years or even decades after the procedure as compared with the general population.

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