Reversing Diabetes
Could a Four Dollar Generic be the Answer?

Rogue T- cells that attack the body’s own pancreatic beta cells have long been known as the primary villains in the autoimmune process that becomes Type 1 diabetes...Read More

 



Current Birmingham Medical News

The Increasing Stress of Practice Administration | practice administration, MGMA, practice administrator, practice management, Birmingham Medical News, Alabama MGMA, Birmingham MGMA, Jane Ehrhardt, practice administrator burn out
The Increasing Stress of Practice Administration

“You have to wear so many hats,” says Jimmy Norman, practice administrator at University Orthopeadic Clinic (UOC) in Tuscaloosa.


 
Practicing Medicine in Britain
Practicing Medicine in Britain

(No, they don’t prescribe tea)

America’s healthcare system landed at the bottom of a list of 11 industrialized countries last year.


 
AUTOIMMUNE/ALLERGY & ASTHMA FOCUS

Allergic Esophagus Leads to Discovery of New Disease | Eosinophils; eosinophil esophagitis; allergy testing; drugs to treat EoE; insurance issues with EoE; interleukin stimulates eosinophils
Allergic Esophagus Leads to Discovery of New Disease

Eosinophil esophagitis (EoE) is becoming a more widely recognized disease among allergists and gastroenterologists.


 
Reversing Diabetes | Type 1 diabetes, thioredoxin-interacting protein ,TXNIP, Verapamil, Anath Shalev MD, UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center, microRNA, miR-204, Fernando Ovalle MD, UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic,
Reversing Diabetes

Could a Four Dollar Generic be the Answer?

Rogue T- cells that attack the body’s own pancreatic beta cells have long been known as the primary villains in the autoimmune process that becomes Type 1 diabetes.


 
Solving the Mystery of Fibromyalgia | Fibromyalgia, leptin, microglia, neuroinflammation, Jarrod Younger PHD, UAB, myalgic encephalomyelitis, MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, endotoxin, Gulf War Syndrome, naltrexone, curcumin, resveratrol, boswellia
Solving the Mystery of Fibromyalgia

New Clues Link Leptin and Microglia as Suspects

It has been one of the most elusive whodunits in medicine for over 40 years, with more suspects than Murder on the Orient Express, and enough red herrings to confound even the astute powers of deduction of Sherlock Holmes.


 
New Peanut Allergy Study Offers Hope, Raises New Questions | Peanut allergy; LEAP study; reducing prevalence of peanut allergy; peanut allergy testing
New Peanut Allergy Study Offers Hope, Raises New Questions

The prevalence of peanut allergy in children has more than quadrupled over the past 15 years and can be a cause of life-threatening reactions in some cases.


 
Healthcare Spotlight

Excitement Brewing for Local Gastro Physician | Dr. Rajat Parikh, gastroenterology, endoscopic ultrasound, gastrointestinal oncology, Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates, craft breweries, micro-breweries, Red Hills Brewing Company
Excitement Brewing for Local Gastro Physician

Though "medicine" and "micro-brewery" may be near one another in a dictionary, for most people the two words are not a combination of pursuits that immediately come to mind.


 
Guest Writers

New Smartphone Software Provides Opportunity for Medical Research

Smartphone applications ("app") are saturating the health care world in numerous and various ways.


 
The Final Step: Meaningful Use Stage 3

Is it already time for Stage 3 Meaningful Use?


 
The Literary Examiner
The Literary Examiner

Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness

by Jessie Close with Pete Earley

c.2015, Grand Central Publishing $27.00 / $30.00 Canada 306 pages


 
Grand Rounds

April 2015
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 


Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure
Title: Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year
Title: E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close
Title: Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians
Title: Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes
Title: Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Humans Can't Resist Those Puppy-Dog Eyes
Title: Humans Can't Resist Those Puppy-Dog Eyes
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Homeostatic regulation of T cell trafficking by a B cell–derived peptide is ... - Nature.com

Nature.com

Homeostatic regulation of T cell trafficking by a B cell–derived peptide is ...
Nature.com
We obtained blood samples from healthy donors with written informed consent and approval from the University of Birmingham Local Ethical Review Committee (ERN_07-058). We isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and neutrophils from ...

Posted Monday, April 20, 2015 11:33 am CDT

Care needed to reduce pet-to-human infection risk - Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia

Care needed to reduce pet-to-human infection risk
Channel News Asia
PHOTOS. Arthur Ward stands with his Pyrenean Mountain Dog Cody during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, central England, March 5, 2015. ... Pet-sourced infections have also been reported in organ donors and recipients, according to ...

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Posted Monday, April 20, 2015 11:28 am CDT

Hospitals pack up in poor areas, move to wealthy ones - KCRA Sacramento

Hospitals pack up in poor areas, move to wealthy ones
KCRA Sacramento
"Where you choose to place new facilities almost always involves moving to an area where there is a substantial privately insured population," said Paul Ginsburg, chairman of medicine and public policy at the University of Southern California. Hospital ...

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Posted Monday, April 20, 2015 9:11 am CDT