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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is now offering brain health checkups at two UAB family and community medicine clinics as part of a pilot project to assess ways to help patients prevent … more
Even with multiple COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, there are still groups of people who do not receive the full benefit of vaccines due to immunosuppressed conditions that prevent the body from … more
Baptist Health Care has finalized plans for its behavioral health unit on the new Baptist Hospital campus being built at the intersection of Brent Lane and I-110.The BHU will provide inpatient … more
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Callahan Eye Hospital has been named one of the newest sites for Spark® Therapeutics' LUXTURNA® (voretigene neparvovec-rzyl), the first FDA-approved … more
More than 2 percent of pregnant women in the United States have chronic hypertension, or high blood pressure. Medical professionals agree that severe chronic hypertension during pregnancy should be … more
Since November 2021, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in collaboration with pediatric healthcare providers including hospitals who treat children and the Centers for Disease Control … more
FAIRHOPE — On March 30, Dr. Stan Thornton of Cardiology Associates, assisted by Dr. Trey Pluscht of Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates, performed the 50th TAVR (Transcatheter … more
Heart complications in children and young adults infected with COVID-19 are uncommon but treatable, according to a new science report summarizing what's known about how to treat, manage and prevent … more
Noted pain management expert Dr. Richard T. Webb will join the fellowship-trained orthopaedic physicians and clinical team at Baldwin Bone & Joint early May, bringing his years of clinical and … more
Nearly 1 in 4 adults worldwide has an abnormal buildup of fat in the liver, placing them at higher risk for heart disease, according to a new science report that encourages more screening for the … more
BY DUSTIN DUNCANAlabama Cooperative Extension ServiceShoes are made for walking, and there's no better time to put those rubber soles to the ground than on National Walking Day celebrated in April. … more
Gulf Shores - Infirmary Medical Clinics (IMC) has announced that the newest location of Coastal Medical Group will be at the McCollough Institute at Craft Farms. The group will specialize in internal … more
Infirmary Cancer Care has announced that Josh Roy, formerly the director of Infirmary Medical Clinics, will assume the position of executive director for Infirmary Cancer Care."I could not be more … more
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a federally funded program administered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries' Farmers Market Authority Section.The SFMNP … more
There are nearly 10,000 named varieties of tomato. April is here, and Alabamians will be planting America's favorite garden food in droves. Deciding which tomato to use is entirely up to the … more
Fruits and vegetables are essential for a healthy lifestyle. However, sometimes it seems that produce goes bad before it can be eaten. A few simple steps to store fruits and veggies may help stretch … more
Acute kidney injury is increasingly recognized as a significant complication caused by COVID-19 infection. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children's of Alabama studied … more
Routine mammograms used to screen for breast cancer also could help identify postmenopausal women at higher risk for heart attacks or strokes, a new study suggests. Researchers found that breast … more
PENSACOLA — Brasfield & Gorrie and Baptist Health Care celebrated the topping out of the new Baptist Health Care campus currently under construction at I-110 and Brent Lane Feb. 24. The … more
Time perception plays a key role in safety while driving on the road. When traveling at high speeds, decisions made in the matter of seconds could help avoid a potentially fatal accident. A recent … more
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