Displaying Articles 1 - 25 of 50
Prev - Next
Children's Program for Kids with Intestinal Failure
Children's Program for Kids with Intestinal Failure

Intestinal failure occurs when there is a loss of intestine or the gut doesn't function well enough to absorb nutrients and water, forcing the patient to use an IV for sustenance.

Read More
The Body's Second Brain
The Body's Second Brain

It can't compose a sonnet. It will never win the Nobel prize for physics.

Read More
Microbiome as Medicine
Microbiome as Medicine

Bacteria, viruses and fungi have long been considered the enemy of mankind. They have been responsible for lethal epidemics throughout human history and countless deaths from infection.

Read More
'Sun Screen'
'Sun Screen'

It's summer down south ... time to remind patients of the importance of protecting skin from the sun's harmful rays.

Read More
Integrative Medicine Treats Disease with Whole Person Perspective
Integrative Medicine Treats Disease with Whole Person Perspective

UAB has opened Alabama's first Integrative Medicine Clinic to offer cancer patients alternative and complementary therapies to their medical treatment.

Read More
Birth Hour Is Important Time for Mother and Baby
Birth Hour Is Important Time for Mother and Baby

Scientists who have studied the birth process have deemed the first hour after birth a momentous time for baby and parents. Staff at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center have recognized the importance of this bonding time and have developed clinical best practices for newborns delivered in their hospital.

Read More
Fighting Breast Cancer with New Research, New Tools
Fighting Breast Cancer with New Research, New Tools

New research, new tools bring new hope when it comes to preventing and treating breast cancer.

Read More
Diseases of Despair
Diseases of Despair

"Death of hope" may not be listed on many coroners' reports, but if you are trying to identify the killer causing an alarming increase in mortality and morbidity in middle-aged white Americans with a high school education or less, it's a prime suspect.

Read More
Study Highlights Higher Death Rate for Young People Experiencing an Incident Episode of Psychosis
Study Highlights Higher Death Rate for Young People Experiencing an Incident Episode of Psychosis

A new study of all cause death in the 12 months following the first incidence of psychosis found a much higher than anticipated death rate in those ages 16-30.

Read More
Helping Those with Autism Build a Better Life
Helping Those with Autism Build a Better Life

"There's a classic saying, and it's true - if you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism. Although some symptoms are commonly found in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), every individual is different.

Read More
Nutrition Is at the Heart of Wellness
Nutrition Is at the Heart of Wellness

Is nutrition a complex subject or simple? A keystone of good health?

All of the above, according to Micah Howard, MD of Decatur, who practices integrative medicine - a mix of conventional and non-conventional treatments tailored to each particular patient.

Read More
Cannabidiol Reduces Frequency and Severity of Seizures
Cannabidiol Reduces Frequency and Severity of Seizures

For epilepsy patients with frequent, often severe seizures that traditional medications fail to control, everyday life can be an ordeal.

Read More
UAB first in Alabama to Use FDA-Approved PFO Occluder
UAB first in Alabama to Use FDA-Approved PFO Occluder

Around one-fourth of all American adults have a patent foramen ovale (PFO). Although present in all humans at birth, this small flap-like opening -- the foramen ovale -- in the wall between the right and left upper chambers of the heart, usually closes during infancy.

Read More
New Long Acting Injectable Helps Chronic Low Back Pain
New Long Acting Injectable Helps Chronic Low Back Pain

A novel drug, Probuphine, was approved last year by the FDA as the first and only buprenorphine implant to treat opioid dependence. Probuphine implants, placed in the arm, give up to six months of continuous release of a low-dose buprenorphine that helps prevent withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
Taking Pulmonary Embolism Care to the Next Level
Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
Displaying Articles 1 - 25 of 50
Prev - Next
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: