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.
Aging happens to us all with each passing day, month and year. Aging actively is an entirely different proposition.
For decades, a routine annual mammogram has been the gold standard in breast cancer screening.
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.
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.
And What Can be Done to Change This?
How it Affects Healthcare Providers and Patients
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.
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®.
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.
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.
Resistance exercise, such as weightlifting, benefits cognitive abilities like attention, reasoning and memory, according to a new study from UAB.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just growing up in the South increases your risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease.
The pace of discovery has always depended on the tools that guide the seekers.
Heart failure (HF) continues to rise alongside an aging population.
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.
Andrew Smith MD, PhD, doesn't refer to the AI he helped to develop as artificial intelligence.
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.
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.
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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