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Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Research [INFOGRAPHIC]

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October 3, 2013

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Breast Cancer, News

Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Research [INFOGRAPHIC]
Did you know that the first recorded cases of breast cancer were made over 3,500 years ago? You might also be surprised to learn how Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine, viewed this disease. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year, we wanted to take a look back… Read More
 

Grants from Susan G. Komen Bolster Breast Cancer Research in Alabama

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October 1, 2013

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Breast Cancer, News

Courtesy of Robert Neff
Last month, Susan G. Komen committed $4.5 million to fund research into the role that environmental factors can play in the development of breast cancer. This grant is actually just a portion of the foundation’s $42 million 2013 research portfolio, which includes another $1.5 million that will be allocated for… Read More
 

Think About Getting Your Cholesterol Checked During September

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September 19, 2013

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Heart Health, High Cholesterol, News

Think About Getting Your Cholesterol Checked During September
September is National Cholesterol Education Month, which helps to remind everyone why they need to think about their cholesterol levels every once in awhile. If you have no idea where your cholesterol level is, then this might be the perfect chance to get it checked out. There are almost no… Read More
 

Man Up, It’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!

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September 16, 2013

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Man Up, It’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!
Although it’s something not a lot of guys are willing to talk about, prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in men. During September, things may begin to change since it is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. For those who aren’t willing to talk about this… Read More
 

UAB’s Kirklin Clinic Chosen to be Part of National Diabetes Prevention Program

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September 11, 2013

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Diabetes, News

UAB’s Kirklin Clinic Chosen to be Part of National Diabetes Prevention Program
  The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has chosen the Kirklin Clinic at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to be a part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. This program is designed to help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in adults 18 years… Read More
 

Women Over 60 May Only Need to Exercise Once a Week

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September 6, 2013

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Fitness & Exercise, News

Women Over 60 May Only Need to Exercise Once a Week
A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) suggests that exercising only one day per week could be all women over the age of 60 need to significantly improve endurance and all-around strength. The results of this clinical study have been published in The Journal of Strength… Read More
 

UAB Makes Another Breakthrough Discovery for Diabetes

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August 30, 2013

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Diabetes, News

UAB Makes Another Breakthrough Discovery for Diabetes
A team of scientists have discovered that a specific protein associated with diabetes, notorious for killing insulin-producing cells via one mechanism, also damages the cells it isn’t able to kill outright through a second, diabolical mechanism. This rogue protein is known as TXNIP, and learning how to control it could… Read More
 

Raising Awareness for Psoriasis During August!

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August 26, 2013

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News, Psoriasis

Raising Awareness for Psoriasis During August!
As common as psoriasis is, there are still many people who are unfamiliar with this disease. So every year during August, the National Psoriasis Foundation helps raise awareness by sponsoring Psoriasis Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the foundation has been hosting events and walks which advocate for improved health care… Read More
 

The American Cancer Society is Looking for People to Enroll in a New Study

The American Cancer Society is Looking for People to Enroll in a New Study
Did you know that more than 1.4 million people in the United States will be told that they have cancer this year? In Alabama alone, it is estimated that 27,000 new cancer cases are going to be diagnosed. While these statistics are quite daunting, there is some good news at… Read More
 

UAB Study Shows Dangers of Long-Term Obesity

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August 16, 2013

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News, Obesity & Weight Loss

UAB Study Shows Dangers of Long-Term Obesity
According to a recent study conducted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), the longer someone is overweight or obese, the higher their risk of developing coronary artery calcification (otherwise known as atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries). This process tends to be a significant risk factor for heart… Read More
 
 
 

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