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.


 


Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds
Title: Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 2/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, February 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Health Tip: Offer Kids the 5 Food Groups
Title: Health Tip: Offer Kids the 5 Food Groups
Category: Health News
Created: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, February 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Health Tip: What's Triggering Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Title: Health Tip: What's Triggering Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Category: Health News
Created: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, February 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged
Title: Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged
Category: Health News
Created: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, February 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This Year
Title: Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This Year
Category: Health News
Created: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, February 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Surprises in Proposed New Dietary Guidelines
Title: Surprises in Proposed New Dietary Guidelines
Category: Health News
Created: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, February 28, 2015 1:00 am CST


Typists, payphones and printer queues: how did we get by at university? - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Typists, payphones and printer queues: how did we get by at university?
Telegraph.co.uk
Previously, this was all but unheard of — today, increasing numbers of students are doing just that, resulting in an entirely new family setup. In years gone by, living in a student slum was a rite of passage: surviving on baked beans and beer ...

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Posted Monday, March 2, 2015 1:00 am CST

Get hooked up at home: Banner Medical Group offers easy Home Sleep Study to ... - SYS-CON Media (press release)

Get hooked up at home: Banner Medical Group offers easy Home Sleep Study to ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
BMG primary care providers like pediatricians, internists, family medicine physicians and obstetrician/gynecologists staff Banner Health Clinics and Banner Health Centers, and BMG specialists care for patients in both clinic and hospital settings. For ...

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Posted Monday, March 2, 2015 2:14 pm CST

Has Alan Bennett found a new game: Hypocritical England? - The Independent

The Independent

Has Alan Bennett found a new game: Hypocritical England?
The Independent
Our fate is to line up as subjects, fawning before an unelected, undemocratic head of state and her family. How about the NHS? We brag that our National Health Service is the best example of socialised medicine in the world – yet thanks to the private ...

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Posted Monday, March 2, 2015 11:57 am CST