Fusion Technology Improves Detection of Prostate Cancer

New technology that fuses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound is improving the detection of prostate cancer and helping to avoid unnecessary biopsies. ...Read More

 



Current Birmingham Medical News

Fusion Technology Improves Detection of Prostate Cancer | MRI fusion; prostate cancer; prostate-specific antigen
Fusion Technology Improves Detection of Prostate Cancer

New technology that fuses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound is improving the detection of prostate cancer and helping to avoid unnecessary biopsies.


 
UAB Regrows Bones Using Living Membrane
UAB Regrows Bones Using Living Membrane

A motorcycle accident in December left the soldier on leave from Afghanistan with a broken shin. The bone had punctured through the skin.


 
New Procedure Delivers Drug Via Balloon To Help Repair Leg Arteries | Dr. Robert Foster, St. Vincent's East, cardiology, atherosclerosis, peripheral artery disease, paclitaxel, stent, balloon, Lutonix drug coated balloon PTA catheter
New Procedure Delivers Drug Via Balloon To Help Repair Leg Arteries

Repairing heart arteries that become clogged with plaque--a condition known as atherosclerosis--has become a familiar medical procedure in recent years.


 
Freestanding Emergency Departments to Benefit Patients in Hoover and 280 Corridor | Freestanding emergency department; emergency room overcrowding; ambulance diversion; Brookwood Medical Center
Freestanding Emergency Departments to Benefit Patients in Hoover and 280 Corridor

Overcrowded emergency rooms and ambulance diversion are problems around the country, and Birmingham is no exception.


 
CARDIOLOGY FOCUS

Cardiologist Aims to Prevent Amputation of Lower Extremities | critical limb ischemia; angiosomes; angiosome concept; revascularization of foot wounds; diabetic wound care
Cardiologist Aims to Prevent Amputation of Lower Extremities

Direct revascularization through targeted angiosomes is proving to be successful in the treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI) and peripheral artery disease (PAD), particularly in wound healing for patients suffering from diabetes and end-stage kidney disease.


 
Surviving Sudden Death
Surviving Sudden Death

Therapeutic Hypothermia Becoming Standard of Care in Cardiac Arrest

For fans of TV medical dramas, reality can come as a shock. Week after week, they are accustomed to seeing defibrillators restoring flat lined heartbeats to happy ever afters.

 


 
Healthcare Spotlight

Beekeeping physician creates buzz at local hospital
Beekeeping physician creates buzz at local hospital

A typical workday for Jim Boogaerts, MD doesn’t usually include rescuing homeless animals. But one day last April, he was called upon to round up some strays; thousands, in fact. 


 
Guest Writers

The Literary Examiner
The Literary Examiner

Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

by Judy Melinek, M.D. and T.J. Mitchell; c.2014, Scribner; $25.00 / $29.99 Canada; 258 pages


 
Big Data Analytics and an Evolving Standard of Care

IBM's Watson, the natural-language processing computer perhaps most famous in popular culture for obliterating its opponents on a January 2011 evening of Jeopardy!


 
Grand Rounds

February 2015

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.


 


About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study
Title: About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:00 am CST

Study Questions Close Monitoring of Thyroid Growths
Title: Study Questions Close Monitoring of Thyroid Growths
Category: Health News
Created: 3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:00 am CST

Health Tip: Conquering Exercise Saboteurs
Title: Health Tip: Conquering Exercise Saboteurs
Category: Health News
Created: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:00 am CST

Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout
Title: Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout
Category: Health News
Created: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:00 am CST

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk
Title: Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:00 am CST

Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults
Title: Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults
Category: Health News
Created: 3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:00 am CST


Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment - FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com

FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com

Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment
FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com
The interruption of banking services forces hundreds of thousands in rebel territories to embark on trips across the front lines to draw pensions or cash aid from friends and family. This week, Pavliy arrived in government-held Kurakhove from the rebel ...

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Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:31 am CST

What do taxpayers think about a possible tax cut? - FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com

What do taxpayers think about a possible tax cut?
FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com
Medicine is a big deal when you're retired," Franklin explained. We caught up with Vicky Phillips and her daughter, Alice, at the grocery store. She said a tax cut of a couple hundred dollars would come in handy for her family. "The proposed amount ...

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Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:42 pm CST

Does long-term acetaminophen use raise health risks? - FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com

FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com

Does long-term acetaminophen use raise health risks?
FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com
Acetaminophen still seems safe when taken occasionally, or when taken at moderate doses for treatment of long-term chronic pain, said Dr. Robert Wergin, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. "It still may be the right drug, if used at ...

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Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 3:33 pm CST