What a Baptist-Brookwood Merger Means

Big news hit Birmingham on December 15th when Baptist Health System announced that it had signed a

non-binding Letter of Intent with a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, the parent of Brookwood Medical Center, to form a new, jointly-owned company ...Read More

 



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What a Baptist-Brookwood Merger Means
What a Baptist-Brookwood Merger Means

Big news hit Birmingham on December 15th when Baptist Health System announced that it had signed a

non-binding Letter of Intent with a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, the parent of Brookwood Medical Center, to form a new, jointly-owned company that will include all Baptist Health System hospitals, Brookwood Medical Center, and their related businesses.


 
Using Bacteria to Cure Pancreatic Cancer
Using Bacteria to Cure Pancreatic Cancer

The communication system used by bacteria may soon prove to be the most innovative and harmless treatment for fighting cancer.


 
Acute Care Hospital Seeks Move to Brookwood |  long-term acute care; Select Specialty; Brookwood Medical Center;
Acute Care Hospital Seeks Move to Brookwood

Plans are under way to relocate Select Specialty Hospital’s long term acute care services from Trinity Medical Center to Brookwood Medical Center.


 
PUBLIC HEALTH FOCUS

E-cigarettes Reveal New Danger to Children | e-cigs, e-cigarette, e-cigarettes, vaporing, UAB, Birmingham Medical News, Jane Ehrhardt, child poisoning, e-juice, CDC, poisons
E-cigarettes Reveal New Danger to Children

A search for electronic cigarette stores in Birmingham quickly generates 30 listings on the Yellow Pages site.


 
What’s in a Flu Vaccine | e-cigs, e-cigarette, e-cigarettes, vaporing, UAB, Birmingham Medical News, Jane Ehrhardt, child poisoning, e-juice, CDC, poisons
What’s in a Flu Vaccine

Flu strains migrate across the world like flocks of birds. But they garner far more attention.


 
Healthcare Spotlight

Mission Work at Home | Obstetrics, gynecology, Dr. Ronald Orso, St. Vincent's Hospital, Birmingham Obstetrics & Gynecology, physician volunteers, free clinic, M-Power Birmingham
Mission Work at Home

OB/GYN Finds Satisfaction in Volunteering

Before he retired from delivering babies a few years ago, obstetrician/gynecologist Ronald W. Orso, MD estimates that he delivered some 5,000 during his career.


 
Guest Writers

Consumer-Driven Healthcare

One result of the Republican victories last November may be an acceleration of consumer-driven healthcare as an alternative to Obamacare.


 
The Literary Examiner

Mütter’s Marvels

by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz; c.2014, Gotham Books; $27.50 / $32.00 Canada; 384 pages

You’ve made an important decision: next year, you’re going under the knife.


 
HIPAA Privacy During Emergency Situations

A patient arrives at your facility with Ebola-like symptoms. After taking the necessary precautions, you run the requisite tests, conduct a patient interview, and determine that in fact the patient has contracted the Ebola virus.


 
Planning for a Successful 2015

As physicians, most of your time is allocated to your patients and to patient care. Little, if any time is allocated to the business of medicine.


 
Grand Rounds

January 2015

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.


 


Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study
Title: Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study
Category: Health News
Created: 1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer
Title: Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Generic Form of Nexium Approved
Title: Generic Form of Nexium Approved
Category: Health News
Created: 1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty
Title: Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty
Category: Health News
Created: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children
Title: Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children
Category: Health News
Created: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Health Tip: Dealing With Nighttime Accidents
Title: Health Tip: Dealing With Nighttime Accidents
Category: Health News
Created: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:00 am CST


Utah parents showed troubling signs before deaths - Alabama's News Leader

Alabama's News Leader

Utah parents showed troubling signs before deaths
Alabama's News Leader
SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) - Benjamin and Kristi Strack often talked about the apocalypse and wanting to leave the evil they saw in the world, but friends and family thought that meant they would one day move somewhere remote and live off the grid. Instead ...

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Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:37 am CST

Autism genes vary, even in affected siblings - FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com

FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com

Autism genes vary, even in affected siblings
FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com
Previously, if a family had a child with autism, doctors would focus only on the gene related to that child's autism in order to predict whether another sibling also could be at risk, he said. "We're saying that's the wrong thing to do ... "This may ...

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Posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:35 am CST

Utah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse - Alabama's News Leader

Utah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse
Alabama's News Leader
SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) - A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends and family they were worried about the apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday. ... At a news ...

Posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:40 pm CST