Ebola Preparation in Alabama

“All of us are going to be shocked if no more Ebola cases turn up in the U.S.,” says Craig Wilson, MD, director of UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health. “And when someone does go into a facility sick, at that point, the potential exposure point is all healthcare workers.” ...Read More

 



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Ebola Preparation in Alabama
Ebola Preparation in Alabama

“All of us are going to be shocked if no more Ebola cases turn up in the U.S.,” says Craig Wilson, MD, director of UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health. “And when someone does go into a facility sick, at that point, the potential exposure point is all healthcare workers.”


 
Health Care at Center of Palmer Platform | Health savings account, Affordable Care Act, health insurance cancellations, medical malpractice reform
Health Care at Center of Palmer Platform

Gary Palmer, candidate in Alabama's 6th Congressional District, has a number of ideas concerning healthcare.


 
MEN'S HEALTH FOCUS

Less Invasive Procedure Offers Hope for High Risk BPH Patients | TURP, benign prostate hyperplasia, laser vaporization,
Less Invasive Procedure Offers Hope for High Risk BPH Patients

The transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) is the current gold standard for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but the less invasive prostate laser vaporization technology is proving to be beneficial for patients as well and has similar outcomes to the traditional procedures.


 
Physicians Use Clinic to Prevent Recurring Kidney Stones | Kidney stone, recurrent kidney stones, shockwave lithotripsy, double J stents,
Physicians Use Clinic to Prevent Recurring Kidney Stones

Recurring kidney stones are a problem for a number of people, especially those living in the Southeast’s hot, humid climate.


 
Healthcare Spotlight

Gastroenterologist Finds New Favorite Pastime in the Skies | David Miller M.D., gastroenterology, private pilot, Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates, endoscopy, Piper Archer III
Gastroenterologist Finds New Favorite Pastime in the Skies

If a snapshot existed of David Miller, MD as a seventh-grader playing outside on a typical day, it would be prophetic of the path his life would take.


 
Renowned Cardiologist Returns to Birmingham to Lead NIH Trial at Brookwood Medical Center | Interventional cardiologist, CREST 2 trial, Coronary stenting, Carotid stenting
Renowned Cardiologist Returns to Birmingham to Lead NIH Trial at Brookwood Medical Center

Roubin, MD, PhD, has always been interested in the elements of medicine that affect the greatest number of patients.


 
Guest Writers

OIG Proposes New Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors and Civil Monetary Penalty Exceptions

On October 3, 2014, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued proposed rules which would add new safe harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) and exceptions the Civil Monetary Penalties (“CMP”) law.


 
The Literary Examiner
The Literary Examiner

The Map of Heaven

by Eban Alexander, M.D. (with Ptolemy Tompkins)

c.2014, Simon & Schuster; $21.99 / $26.99 Canada; 208 pages


 
Are You Ready for the Upcoming HIPAA Compliance Audits?

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") announced its plan for a number of audits regarding compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA").


 
Grand Rounds

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


FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids
Title: FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids
Category: Health News
Created: 11/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:00 am CST

Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion
Title: Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion
Category: Health News
Created: 11/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:00 am CST

Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate
Title: Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate
Category: Health News
Created: 11/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:00 am CST

Yogurt Every Day May Help Keep Diabetes Away
Title: Yogurt Every Day May Help Keep Diabetes Away
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:00 am CST

FDA Announces New Calorie Rules for Restaurants
Title: FDA Announces New Calorie Rules for Restaurants
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:00 am CST

Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better
Title: Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better
Category: Health News
Created: 11/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:00 am CST


Oakland County Doc Accused in Multi-Million-Dollar Health-Care Fraud - Patch.com

Oakland County Doc Accused in Multi-Million-Dollar Health-Care Fraud
Patch.com
He reportedly lived with his family in a tent in Pakistan for four years, then emigrated to the United States and settled in Arlington, VA. He attended college and medical school at the Virginia Commonwealth University, completed his neurosurgery ...

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Posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 4:17 pm CST

Jefferson, Shelby obits for Nov. 21: Retired dermatologist had a love for art - AL.com

Jefferson, Shelby obits for Nov. 21: Retired dermatologist had a love for art
AL.com
He subsequently graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in 1966 and completed a residency in dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1970. He established a clinical dermatology practice in Dothan. He was a ...

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Posted Friday, November 21, 2014 9:07 am CST

Doctor at Bloomington impotency clinic is suspended - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Doctor at Bloomington impotency clinic is suspended
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Hornsby is board certified in family medicine and was trained at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. In June, he agreed to disciplinary action by the Florida Board of Medicine based on a complaint that he prescribed testosterone and injected ...

Posted Friday, November 21, 2014 8:46 pm CST