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Cycling event to help cancer patients kicks off in Birmingham Saturday

By Beena Thannical UAB News The Deep South Cancer Foundation will kick off the Magic City Cycliad a major cycling event benefiting cancer patients, at Railroad...

Violence is a public health concern

By Glenn Ellis Violence among youths is a critical public health problem. Some of the documented reasons are the early onset of aggressive behavior in...

Patients’ reports may aid prostate cancer treatment choice

By Lindsey Tanner AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Men with early-stage prostate cancer face a dizzying quandary over which treatment to choose but two new...

American Cancer Society teams with business leaders on colon cancer awareness

Special to The Times March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and the American Cancer Society has teamed with Central Alabama CEOs on the colon cancer...

$1.4 million grant to UAB School of Nursing breaks down barriers...

By Adam Pope UAB News In a continuing effort to serve the health care needs of medically underserved populations across Birmingham and the state of Alabama,...

Despite national initiative, dining out is still unhealthy for kids

By American Heart Association News Parents frustrated with a barrage of unhealthy meal choices for their children when dining out were supposed to get a...

Laila Ali champions healthier living to fight heart disease in women

By American Heart Association News Special to The Times A decade removed from her championship boxing career, Laila Ali is back in the ring. Only now...

Macy’s celebrates art, culture during Black History Month

Special to The Times NEW YORK -- This month, Macy’s celebrates Black History Month by welcoming a host of stars from a variety of fields...

African-Americans are three times more likely to develop kidney disease; here...

By Glenn Ellis Each year, kidney disease kills more people than breast or prostate cancer. Given the staggering rates of kidney disease in the African-American community,...

Congresswoman Terri Sewell, area healthcare officials on how the Affordable Care...

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times The lack of a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act is “disgraceful,” said Congresswoman Terri Sewell at Princeton Baptist...

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