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The Murky Waters of Long COVID
James Jackson, PsyD
The Murky Waters of Long COVID

The suicide last May of Long COVID sufferer Heidi Ferrer rocked the COVID-19 world, lending a face to the debated diagnosis.

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Sickle Cell Gene Therapy
Sickle Cell Gene Therapy

For centuries, people with Sickle Cell Disease have suffered the excruciating pain of a crisis.

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Breast Cancer Survivors May be at Greater Risk for Cardiovascular Problems
Breast Cancer Survivors May be at Greater Risk for Cardiovascular Problems

A recent peer-reviewed article in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is confirming suspected links between cancer treatment and cardiovascular risk. Leon Cannizzaro, III, MD, FACE, with Alabama Cardiovascular Group, wants physicians to be aware of the increased risk and be prepared to monitor their patients accordingly.

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 All Epiphyseal Reconstruction for Pediatric ACL Tears
All Epiphyseal Reconstruction for Pediatric ACL Tears

Kids love to run, jump, climb and dance. They love playing soccer, football, basketball, baseball and hockey. Unfortunately, when they twist or pivot the wrong way, they can tear the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee.

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Tivity Health Keep Seniors Engaged and Connected
Tivity Health Keep Seniors Engaged and Connected

Aging happens to us all with each passing day, month and year. Aging actively is an entirely different proposition.

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Can Personalized Screening with Genetic Testing Improve Mammogram Efficacy?
Can Personalized Screening with Genetic Testing Improve Mammogram Efficacy?

For decades, a routine annual mammogram has been the gold standard in breast cancer screening.

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Working to Achieve Diversity in Clinical Research

The human body is an amazing organism, and in the millions of years since we became distinct from our nearest mammalian ancestors, we've adapted in many different directions.

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Cancer Screening Delays During the Pandemic Cause Concern for Oncologists
Cancer Screening Delays During the Pandemic Cause Concern for Oncologists

During the early days and the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals across the country were limiting elective procedures and tests that fell in the category of cancer screenings, and patients themselves were cancelling primary care appointments out of fear of COVID.

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Why Are African American Men Less Likely to Get a Prostate Screening?
Why Are African American Men Less Likely to Get a Prostate Screening?

And What Can be Done to Change This?

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Questions and Answers on Pandemic Anger and Burnout
Questions and Answers on Pandemic Anger and Burnout

How it Affects Healthcare Providers and Patients

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Hospital chaplains Serve a Vital role in Treating the Whole Patient
Hospital chaplains Serve a Vital role in Treating the Whole Patient

Patients enter the hospital for specific medical reasons that require a physician's care, but they also come with their own unique set of personal needs that have an impact on their care and recovery.

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Where Alabama Fares in America's Health Rankings for Women and Children
Where Alabama Fares in America's Health Rankings for Women and Children

For three decades, United Health Foundation has worked to quantify areas of challenge and opportunity for states in addressing health outcomes through America's Health Rankings®.

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UAB Lays Groundwork for NIH Genomic Risk Assessment Project
UAB Lays Groundwork for NIH Genomic Risk Assessment Project

A year ago, UAB was selected as one of the top national research centers invited to join an NIH consortium in a five-year program to create a tool that will help physicians quickly assess and better manage their patients' genomic risk for developing common diseases.

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Evidence on Shinrin-yoku and the Therapeutic Benefits of Nature
Evidence on Shinrin-yoku and the Therapeutic Benefits of Nature

Imagine a gently winding forest path stretching out before you, in sight of a place that feels friendly and familiar. Subtle sounds provide the soundtrack as you take slow, steady steps through the path's vibrant color, light and shadow, followed by a deep inhale.

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Weightlifting Could Improve Cognition
Weightlifting Could Improve Cognition

Resistance exercise, such as weightlifting, benefits cognitive abilities like attention, reasoning and memory, according to a new study from UAB.

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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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