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2014-09-30 23:09:38

The American Parkinson Disease Association has announced $1.1 million in new research funding for 2014-2015 supporting seven Research grants, three Post-Doctoral Fellowships, and eight Centers of Advanced Research. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The American Parkinson Disease Association is pleased to award research funding supporting seven Research grants to junior investigators pursuing research in Parkinson’s disease, three Post-Doctoral Fellowships to support post-doctoral...

2014-08-19 23:07:12

How the USA Health System is Increasing Service Line Volumes: Educational Webinar Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The University of South Alabama Health System, who doubled bariatric procedures performed at their hospitals using digital campaigns, will speak on an upcoming educational webinar to help others learn from their success. Faced with the challenge of the region’s daily newspaper reducing its publication frequency, the health system knew it would be more difficult to...

2014-08-13 16:25:09

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited the headquarters of Southern Research Institute today, where they toured the Institute's medical research complex. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140813/135987 Southern Research Institute's executives talked with Governor Bentley and Governor Christie about the Institute and its broad research and development in life science, engineering,...

2014-05-01 16:33:28

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS), the nation's largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, has named Leo I. "Lee" Higdon Jr. as non-executive Chairman of the Board, effective May 1, 2014. He will succeed Jon F. Hanson, who has served as a director of HealthSouth since 2002 and non-executive chairman of the board since 2005. In recognition of his long and outstanding service, his fellow...

2014-02-17 23:01:56

NIH-funded Session in Bethesda to Heighten Awareness of Little-known UAB Royal Oak, Mich. (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Underactive bladder, estimated to affect more than 20 percent of the elderly population, is an unrecognized disease that has a major influence on the health and independence of seniors. Beaumont Health System urologists hope to heighten awareness of underactive bladder, or UAB, through an international forum funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. The Feb. 20-21...

2013-12-19 10:35:03

A newly identified immune protein influences each person's response to vaccines and risk for autoimmune diseases like lupus and multiple sclerosis, according to a study published today by researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The protein, called a receptor and part of signaling pathways, also provides a new target for personalized therapies for patients with autoimmune diseases. The research team...

2013-11-07 23:29:34

Gary Warner discusses malware and cybercrime in latest episode. Birmingham, AL and Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Malcovery,® a leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, today announced that Gary Warner, Malcovery CTO, will be a featured on an episode of CNBC’s “American Greed: The Fugitives” airing on Thursday November 7, 2013 at 10PM ET/PT....

2013-10-30 23:26:56

Dr. James Sanderson, dental practitioner, owner of SanDentistry, and part of a volunteer group with UAB, provided dental work to more than 350 people at the first UAB Dentistry Cares Community Day charity event. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 On October 9th, more than 500 volunteers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, the UAB School of Nursing, and local dentists, including James L. Sanderson, Jr., D.M.D., joined to give over 350 people dental care...

2013-09-26 23:37:03

A review of clinical articles published between 1985 and 2012 confirms that increased physical activity and exercise are extremely important for healthy aging, announces Ethical Alternative Products, supplier of premium performance nutritional products focused on maintaining functional ability in older individuals. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 A clinical review from geriatricians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that mobility limitations are a litmus test for...

2013-06-28 23:27:04

Alabama Law Firm Christian & Small, partners with Higher Achievement Summer School for third year Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The law firm of Christian & Small is proud to partner with the Higher Achievement Summer School for the third year. The Higher Achievement Summer School (HASS) was founded in 2011 by two Teach for America – Alabama teachers, who recognized a need to address the achievement gap made worse for middle and high school students by the summer...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.