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New Vestibular Ocular Reflex Lab Captures Data for Assessing Concussions

Does “I feel great, doc,” mean a young athlete has recovered from a concussion sufficiently to return to the fray of contact sports? ...Read More

 



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True Vision

New Vestibular Ocular Reflex Lab Captures Data for Assessing Concussions

Does “I feel great, doc,” mean a young athlete has recovered from a concussion sufficiently to return to the fray of contact sports?


 
Where Have All the Practice Administrators Gone?	 | Practice administration, practice management, healthcare professions, healthcare management, practice manager shortage, Jim Stroud, Sae Evan, Mickey Trimm, Jason Biddy, Birmingham, UAB, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham Medical News, Jane Ehrhardt,
Where Have All the Practice Administrators Gone?

“There’s already a shortage, and it’s going to get worse,” says Jim Stroud, a CPA with the Warren Averett healthcare consulting group. According to local job listings, medical practices and hospitals are finding it hard to fill practice administrator openings.


 
WOMEN'S HEALTH FOCUS

New Device Promises Improved Bowel Control in Women | fecal incontinence; bowel control; Eclipse System; LIFE study
New Device Promises Improved Bowel Control in Women

A new intravaginal device recently approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and tested at UAB has been proven effective in improving fecal incontinence, a condition that affects more than 20 million women.


 
UAB Kicks Off Clinical Study of Drug to Treat Preeclampsia, Decrease Infant Mortality | preeclampsia; pre-term birth; PRESERVE-1; ATryn
UAB Kicks Off Clinical Study of Drug to Treat Preeclampsia, Decrease Infant Mortality

An ongoing Phase III clinical trial for a drug to treat preeclampsia in pregnant women enrolled its first patient at UAB.


 
Healthcare Spotlight

Neurologist Combines Stroke Intervention and Cuban Cooking | Dr. Camilo R. Gomez, neurology, stroke intervention, Code Stroke, Decade of the Brain, Cuban cooking, Cuban cuisine, Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Services System (BREMSS), Brookwood Hospital
Neurologist Combines Stroke Intervention and Cuban Cooking

Gomez, MD has a personal history that few physicians share: he and his family twice had to leave their home countries--first Cuba, then Venezuela--because of what he now calls the "political deterioration" of both nations, before eventually moving to the U.S.


 
Guest Writers

House Passes Permanent Doc Fix Bill to Repeal SGR

The House of Representatives voted on March 26, 2015 to pass the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.


 
Same Sex Marriage Issues for Employers

Strange, 2015 WL 328825, the federal Court for the Southern District of Alabama held that Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.


 
The Literary Examiner

Tales from Kentucky Nurses

by William Lynwood Montell

c.2015, University Press of Kentucky $24.95 / higher in Canada 281 pages


 
Grand Rounds

May 2015 Grand Rounds
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 


Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study
Title: Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Oxytocin, Alcohol Seem to Work on Brain in Similar Ways
Title: Oxytocin, Alcohol Seem to Work on Brain in Similar Ways
Category: Health News
Created: 5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk
Title: Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Fewer Motorcyclists Dying in Crashes: Report
Title: Fewer Motorcyclists Dying in Crashes: Report
Category: Health News
Created: 5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's Disease
Title: Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's Disease
Category: Health News
Created: 5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites
Title: Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites
Category: Health News
Created: 5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Birmingham-area doctors charged in federal prescription drug crackdown - AL.com

AL.com

Birmingham-area doctors charged in federal prescription drug crackdown
AL.com
Ernest Albert Claybon, 72, was arrested Wednesday morning on charges that he distributed methadone without a legitimate medical purpose. He runs a family medicine practice in Midfield. On April 30, a federal grand jury indicted Claybon on five counts ...

Posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:37 am CDT

Bad pain docs make things harder for struggling patients - AL.com

AL.com

Bad pain docs make things harder for struggling patients
AL.com
Look at the stories about the doctors and pharmacists arrested this week in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas, including two physicians from Mobile and two from Birmingham. The FBI says they illegally prescribed and sold painkillers, over ...

Posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 2:02 am CDT

Best and Worst Places to Practice 2015 - Medscape

Best and Worst Places to Practice 2015
Medscape
Dr Patricia Wilson Witherspoon, assistant medical director at USC's Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, says South Carolina is a great place for family medicine because doctors can practice to the full scope of their training: "There aren't ...

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Posted Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:16 am CDT