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.
 


Daily Physical Activity May Help Lower Parkinson's Risk
Title: Daily Physical Activity May Help Lower Parkinson's Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 1:00 am CST

Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens
Title: Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 1:00 am CST

ER Visits on the Rise, Study Reports
Title: ER Visits on the Rise, Study Reports
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 1:00 am CST

Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets
Title: Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 1:00 am CST

Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse
Title: Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 1:00 am CST

Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?
Title: Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 1:00 am CST


People on The Move in Kalamazoo -- Nov. 27, 2014 - MLive.com

MLive.com

People on The Move in Kalamazoo -- Nov. 27, 2014
MLive.com
KALAMAZOO, MI — People on The Move announces the new title or working role of local people moving from one paid position to another. That includes lateral moves, promotions, new hires, or people taking on significant new work assignments.

Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 6:48 am CST

Colorado Weed Dispensaries Celebrate Green Friday - Daily Beast

Daily Beast

Colorado Weed Dispensaries Celebrate Green Friday
Daily Beast
At Medicine Man in Denver—one of the biggest dispensaries in the state, earning it the nickname the “Costco of Weed”—buyers can choose between a recreational pot sale and medical marijuana. Those looking to light up for fun can nab a quarter of “top ...

Posted Friday, November 28, 2014 5:44 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