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.
 


Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat
Title: Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat
Category: Health News
Created: 4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal
Title: Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal
Category: Health News
Created: 4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say
Title: Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults
Title: Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes
Title: Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping
Title: Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Washington gov. signs overhaul of medical marijuana market - FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com

FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com

Washington gov. signs overhaul of medical marijuana market
FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). Haiden Day, 6, right, who has Dravet Syndrome, a form of epilepsy that his parents treat with medical marijuana, looks on as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, signs a bill Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.

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Posted Friday, April 24, 2015 7:20 pm CDT

Hoover Dental Practice Transitions to Digital Technology - MarketWatch

Hoover Dental Practice Transitions to Digital Technology
MarketWatch
HOOVER, AL, Apr 23, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Dr. Lucas Perrigo, a top Hoover family dentist, recently announced that his practice will be completely transitioning to digital technology by the end of the summer. Perrigo Dental Care will be ...

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Posted Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:05 pm CDT

Dr Levi Watkins, Heart Surgeon and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at Age 70 - Medscape

Dr Levi Watkins, Heart Surgeon and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at Age 70
Medscape
"We reminisced that day about how the University of Alabama at Birmingham would not accept Levi into its whites-only medical school in 1966. Instead, the state of Alabama paid Levi's way to attend Vanderbilt Medical School, where he graduated as the ...

Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:17 pm CDT