Joining Forces Against Cancer

UAB and HudsonAlpha Form Consortium Form Genomic Cancer Research

When a combination is equal to more than the sum of its parts, that’s known as synergy. . ...Read More

 



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New Allograft Implants Promote Healing of Stubborn Diabetic Foot Ulcers | Diabetic foot ulcers, Human amniotic membrane, Allograft, EpiFix
New Allograft Implants Promote Healing of Stubborn Diabetic Foot Ulcers

The approval of a new human amniotic membrane allograft is changing the lives of many patients who suffer from diabetic foot ulcers.


 
In-House Pharmacies Raise Revenues and Compliance | Cullman Internal Medicine, Debbie Brumbeloe, pharmacies, pharmacy, in-house pharmacies, in-practice pharmacies, independent pharmacies, Cullman, Alabama, Birmingham Medical News, Jane Ehrhardt
In-House Pharmacies Raise Revenues and Compliance

Like Walmart expanding into the grocery business, medical practices have begun branching into services that will up their revenue and deem them one-stop medical shops.


 
ONCOLOGY FOCUS

Joining Forces Against Cancer
Joining Forces Against Cancer

UAB and HudsonAlpha Form Consortium Form Genomic Cancer Research

When a combination is equal to more than the sum of its parts, that’s known as synergy. The renowned clinical research and treatment capabilities of UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the genomics expertise and state-of-the-art infrastructure of Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology are a pairing of talent so natural it would do Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers proud.


 
Ovarian Cancer - A Glass Half Full | Ovarian cancer, gynecological oncologist Monjri Shah, MD, Alabama Oncology, Dr. Edward Partridge, UAB Comprehensive Cancer, platinum-based chemotherapy, Paclitaxel, Carboplatin, Bevacizumab, PARP inhibitors, CA125, BRCA 1, BRCA 2
Ovarian Cancer - A Glass Half Full

Not so long ago, a diagnosis of ovarian cancer was a virtual death sentence for all but a few lucky women. With the advent of platinum-based chemotherapy, five-year survival rates are now approaching 50 percent. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 90 percent of those diagnosed early are surviving.


 
Healthcare Spotlight

Local Nephrologist Combines Career, Family, and Classical Music   | Jason J. Tsai, nephrology, classical music, chamber music, violin prodigy, Nephrology Associates PC, Schwob School of Music, East Alabama Medical Center
Local Nephrologist Combines Career, Family, and Classical Music

By the time Taiwan native Jason Tsai was finishing high school and thinking about colleges, his career plans had come down to a fork in the road: medicine, or music?


 
Guest Writers

CMS Offers To Settle All Acute Care Inpatient Claim RAC Appeals

CMS is offering to pay hospitals 68 percent of the allowable amount for all claims that are currently on appeal. Specifically, CMS is offering to settle "inpatient status" claims at 68 percent of the "net paid amount" within 60 days of CMS' execution of an "Administrative Agreement."


 
Controlling and Monitoring Operating Overhead Expense Requires Continuing Effort

Controlling and monitoring operating overhead expenses in a health care practice is a never-ending task.


 
Oncology Joint Ventures: When Do They Make Sense

Joint ventures for cancer centers have proliferated in the last few years. These arrangements can take a variety of forms and can involve community hospitals, regional medical systems, academic centers of excellence, national cancer care companies and both medical and radiation oncologists.


 
THE LITERARY EXAMINER

Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories

by Terrence Holt

c.2014, Liveright; $24.95 / $27.95 Canada; 275 pages

 

 

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Grand Rounds

October 2014
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 


Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects
Title: Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects
Category: Health News
Created: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows
Title: Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows
Category: Health News
Created: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats
Title: Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats
Category: Health News
Created: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime
Title: Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime
Category: Health News
Created: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey
Title: Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey
Category: Health News
Created: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care
Title: U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care
Category: Health News
Created: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT


A Short History of “Black Paranoia” - CounterPunch

CounterPunch

A Short History of “Black Paranoia”
CounterPunch
The other 400 men were told they were being treated for “bad blood” and were given a treatment the doctors called “pink medicine,” which was actually nothing more than aspirin and an iron supplement. ... By 1963, as Tennessee journalist Stephen ...

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Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 4:24 am CDT

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The Birmingham News - al.com

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The Birmingham News - al.com
Her contemporary landscapes and florals are in several corporate collections, including the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, BlueShoe Nashville, Energen Corp., Peace College, and Southern ...

Posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:49 pm CDT

Yousafzai continues a long history of inspirational girls - Newsworks.org

Newsworks.org

Yousafzai continues a long history of inspirational girls
Newsworks.org
Malala Yousafzai poses with a bouquet after speaking during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, after she was named as winner of The Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel ... Beth Olanoff is the ...

Posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:29 am CDT