Health care

UAB Study: Shop Before Buying Orthobiologic Treatment That “May or May Not Work”

The use of orthobiologics is a hot trend in orthopaedics, but new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests consumers should do...

Promising Anti-Cancer Research at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute

A compound discovered at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute in Mobile is being evaluated to see whether it can be more effective against aggressive...

Huntsville Hospital Leads in National Health Care Trend

Huntsville Hospital Systems was one of five hospitals in the country that were recently highlighted by Becker's Hospital Review as outstanding examples of the...

Alabama’s Medicaid Limbo

Legislators have become convinced of the net benefits of extending Medicaid, but they’re stuck on the horns of budget earmarking. Maybe the lottery issue, too.

Research Targets Sickle Cell Disease

Medical research being done in Birmingham aims to decrease painful symptoms of sickle cell disease that can have devastating effects on the patient’s health. Sickle...

A Herpes Virus May Destroy Cancerous Tumors in Children’s Brains

University of Alabama at Birmingham Pediatric Oncologist Gregory Friedman has been awarded a three-year, $750,000 R01 grant for a phase 1 immunotherapy clinical trial...

Alabama at Front of Obesity Epidemic

A reminder that comes heavy as a fruitcake is a recent study showing Alabama at the front of the national obesity epidemic. The analysis, published...

Cityscape Changes with Mammoth Huntsville Hospital Expansion

As the New Year unfolds, a seven-story addition to the Huntsville, Alabama, skyline will continue rising above the downtown campus of Huntsville Hospital, Alabama's...

UAB Medicine Expands Primary Care in Hoover

UAB Medicine had a ribbon-cutting Tuesday for its new, expanded UAB Medicine Hoover Primary Care clinic, a 39,000 square-foot facility that will begin seeing...

Auburn Firm Launches New Blood Collection Tube

SiO2 Materials Science, based in Auburn, has launched a blood collection tube it calls the Synergy Tube, its first genetic diagnostics product on the...

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