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Findings Suggest Underdiagnoses of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Approximately 14 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration, and a new study suggests it may be underdiagnosed in primary eye care settings.

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Trauma Surgeons Push for Public Stop the Bleed Kits

Trauma kits in public places - much like AED's - could help save lives in active shooter events when EMS is unable to reach victims until the scene is secured. Bystanders with tools and knowledge could prevent bleed out deaths in some shooting victims.

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Paradigm-Changing Clinical Trial Underway to Better Identify Ureter During Pelvic Surgery

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New dye could help better identify ureter, the passage between kidney and bladder, and prevent injury during minimally invasive pelvic surgery for women.

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AHA Awards UAB a $3.7 Million Grant to Further Generational Obesity Research

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A multidisciplinary research team at UAB looks to address obesity as it is genetically passed from mother to child.

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Addressing Stigma, Coping Behaviors and Mechanisms in Persons Living with HIV Could Lead to Better Health Outcomes

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UAB researchers develop a conceptual framework to help progress the care of people living with HIV by looking at ways to pursue better engagement in care.

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Infertility: A Q&A with a Fertility Specialist

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More than 1 million married women ages 15-44 across the United States are infertile. Janet McLaren Bouknight, M.D., offers insight on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of infertile couples trying to conceive.

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Forecasting the Future of Genomics

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Surgeons Perform Alabama’s First Transplant in Which Cadaver Liver Is “Kept Alive” Outside Body

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A new clinical trial seeks to determine whether a machine that pumps warm, oxygenated blood in cadaver kidneys can improve quality of the organ prior to transplant.

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Breast Cancer Survivors Walking on Thin Air

A new pilot investigation at UAB is rethinking the exercise paradigm for breast cancer survivors with reduced mobility, evaluating the utility of simulated high-altitude training for the purpose of enhancing health and physical activity.

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Focus on Alzheimer’s Disease Shifts to Prevention

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UAB physicians say prevention, not cure, may be the key to coping with the rising incidence of Alzheimer's disease. New imaging techniques, coupled with a better understanding of the disease, provide new hope.







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