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New Guidelines Help with Control of Peanut Allergy
New Guidelines Help with Control of Peanut Allergy

In January, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) published an addendum to 2010 guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergy in the United States. The addendum is specific to U.S. guidelines for preventing peanut allergy.

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New Therapy for Peanut Allergy Gives Hope to Children and Families
New Therapy for Peanut Allergy Gives Hope to Children and Families

Peanut allergy is the leading cause of anaphylaxis and fatal outcomes from food reactions in children. A new oral immunotherapy (OIT) treatment is proving to be a safe and effective way to eliminate the effects of the allergen in many sufferers through controlled exposure to peanuts.

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The Early Stage of Understanding Alzheimer's
The Early Stage of Understanding Alzheimer's

"It's an exciting time. There has been a great deal of recent progress in understanding the mechanisms involved in the development of Alzheimer's," neurologist and neuroscientist Erik Roberson, MD, PhD, and UAB associate professor of neurology said.

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Study Finds Injuries Related to Extreme Conditioning on Par with Other Exercises
Study Finds Injuries Related to Extreme Conditioning on Par with Other Exercises

With the increased popularity of extreme conditioning programs (ECPs), a group of Birmingham physicians noticed an increase in the rate of injury among participants of these programs.

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JCMS Project Access
JCMS Project Access

Say that you have patients who don't have health insurance. They're not eligible for Cooper Green Mercy Health Services, the Veterans Administration, Medicaid/Medicare, or for a subsidy through the Affordable Care Act.

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Addressing Health in the Community with Innovation & Insight
Addressing Health in the Community with Innovation & Insight

A growing recognition that health happens throughout communities has led to increasing emphasis on the social determinants of health and a host of innovative interventions.

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Sleep: A Preventative Measure
Sleep: A Preventative Measure

At one point or another, everyone has had a two-cup coffee day. What makes you reach for that second cup? Perhaps it's the belief that the extra caffeine may jolt us into having a more productive day.

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A Pediatrician's View on Healthcare Reform

I am not an idealist. In fact, I would consider myself a realist.

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Sleep Study

About one-third of the population has some form of insomnia at any given time, and 10 percent of that group has chronic insomnia. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 75 percent of Americans say they've had at least one symptom of a sleep problem a few nights a week or more within the past year.

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New Procedure for Breast Surgeries
New Procedure for Breast Surgeries

Many surgeons may not yet be aware of a new technique for breast cancer surgery that has recently emerged. The name - Hidden Scar surgery - describes the purpose.

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Kidneys from Genetically Engineered Pigs Are on the Horizon
Kidneys from Genetically Engineered Pigs Are on the Horizon

Within four years, pigs could be providing kidneys to humans in need, thanks to the revolutionary Xenotransplantation Program at UAB.

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Dentists, dental hygienists, pediatricians, family practitioners and other primary care providers play an important role in the early detection of oral cavity cancers, and ... equally importantly ... in fostering prevention by providing education on key risk factors.

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New UAB Clinic Addresses Women's Heart Health
New UAB Clinic Addresses Women's Heart Health

A new UAB Women's Heart Health Clinic has opened at The Kirklin Clinic to address the concerns of women who face cardiac issues. Directed by UAB Cardiologist Salpy Pamboukian, MD, MSPH, the clinic will evaluate and manage women with an array of cardiac issues, while attending to treatment specifics that are more germane to women.

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New Breakthrough Helps High-cholesterol Patients
New Breakthrough Helps High-cholesterol Patients

30 years ago, the introduction of statins proved to be a major breakthrough in cardiovascular care. The cholesterol-lowering medicines became the best-selling drugs in pharmaceutical history.

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Clearing Clots With AngioVacR
Clearing Clots With AngioVacR

In the days of door to door vacuum cleaner salesmen, a common sales technique was to astound the prospective customer by cleaning a huge pile of debris from the living room rug.

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Managing Hypertension after SPRINT
Managing Hypertension after SPRINT

New guidelines for managing hypertension are expected this year. Meanwhile, in light of the SPRINT study and years of debate about blood pressure targets for older adults, many physicians face questions over how aggressively they should push for lower blood pressure numbers.

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New Phone App Keeps Doctor and Patients in Touch
New Phone App Keeps Doctor and Patients in Touch

A recently developed cell phone application gives new meaning to the term 'house call.' The program, known as ChronicCareIQ, is an app that helps doctors remotely monitor the care of chronic patients.

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Taking Pulmonary Embolism Care to the Next Level
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Ten Measures for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death
Ten Measures for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

An expert panel takes a fresh look at the most common mode of death and outlines 10 measures to try to flip the script.

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Delivering Quality Health Care with Compassion and Innovation
Delivering Quality Health Care with Compassion and Innovation

Brooke MD Primary Care, honored as Huntsville's Medical Practice of the Year, utilizes an innovative patient care model. In response to the shortage of primary care physicians, Dr. Brooke Uptagrafft manages three nurse practitioners who are the principal patient care providers.

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Alabama Gains from National Hospital Quality Program
Alabama Gains from National Hospital Quality Program

"The great thing about being part of Partnership for Patients is you have access to a lot of resources," says Vicki Britt, director of quality management at Pickens County Medical Center.

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Birmingham Researcher Releases As-Needed Drug for Anxiety
Birmingham Researcher Releases As-Needed Drug for Anxiety

"This will fill an unmet need in mental health," says Tom Dooley, PhD, a Birmingham researcher with 13 patents for pharmaceutical and biotech developments to his name.

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Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine

The Power of "Why?"

Primary care physicians see it almost every day. Patients come in complaining of fatigue. The exam is normal, labs raise no flags, and questions yield few if any clues.

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A wellness approach to chronic disease
A wellness approach to chronic disease

The dissonance between how human bodies evolved to live and how modern life is pushing us to live has created a plague of lifestyle-related chronic illnesses. Diabetes, hypertension, immune disorders, obesity and a whole range of diseases of lifestyle are diminishing both the length and the quality of so many lives.

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Care at a Distance
Care at a Distance

UAB First in the Nation to Use Telemedicine for Dialysis Visits

"How are you feeling today?" the doctor asks the dialysis patient.

"Everything's going good," she says.

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