Joining Forces Against Cancer

UAB and HudsonAlpha Form Consortium Form Genomic Cancer Research

When a combination is equal to more than the sum of its parts, that’s known as synergy. . ...Read More

 



Current Birmingham Medical News

New Allograft Implants Promote Healing of Stubborn Diabetic Foot Ulcers | Diabetic foot ulcers, Human amniotic membrane, Allograft, EpiFix
New Allograft Implants Promote Healing of Stubborn Diabetic Foot Ulcers

The approval of a new human amniotic membrane allograft is changing the lives of many patients who suffer from diabetic foot ulcers.


 
In-House Pharmacies Raise Revenues and Compliance | Cullman Internal Medicine, Debbie Brumbeloe, pharmacies, pharmacy, in-house pharmacies, in-practice pharmacies, independent pharmacies, Cullman, Alabama, Birmingham Medical News, Jane Ehrhardt
In-House Pharmacies Raise Revenues and Compliance

Like Walmart expanding into the grocery business, medical practices have begun branching into services that will up their revenue and deem them one-stop medical shops.


 
ONCOLOGY FOCUS

Joining Forces Against Cancer
Joining Forces Against Cancer

UAB and HudsonAlpha Form Consortium Form Genomic Cancer Research

When a combination is equal to more than the sum of its parts, that’s known as synergy. The renowned clinical research and treatment capabilities of UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the genomics expertise and state-of-the-art infrastructure of Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology are a pairing of talent so natural it would do Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers proud.


 
Ovarian Cancer - A Glass Half Full | Ovarian cancer, gynecological oncologist Monjri Shah, MD, Alabama Oncology, Dr. Edward Partridge, UAB Comprehensive Cancer, platinum-based chemotherapy, Paclitaxel, Carboplatin, Bevacizumab, PARP inhibitors, CA125, BRCA 1, BRCA 2
Ovarian Cancer - A Glass Half Full

Not so long ago, a diagnosis of ovarian cancer was a virtual death sentence for all but a few lucky women. With the advent of platinum-based chemotherapy, five-year survival rates are now approaching 50 percent. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 90 percent of those diagnosed early are surviving.


 
Healthcare Spotlight

Local Nephrologist Combines Career, Family, and Classical Music   | Jason J. Tsai, nephrology, classical music, chamber music, violin prodigy, Nephrology Associates PC, Schwob School of Music, East Alabama Medical Center
Local Nephrologist Combines Career, Family, and Classical Music

By the time Taiwan native Jason Tsai was finishing high school and thinking about colleges, his career plans had come down to a fork in the road: medicine, or music?


 
Guest Writers

CMS Offers To Settle All Acute Care Inpatient Claim RAC Appeals

CMS is offering to pay hospitals 68 percent of the allowable amount for all claims that are currently on appeal. Specifically, CMS is offering to settle "inpatient status" claims at 68 percent of the "net paid amount" within 60 days of CMS' execution of an "Administrative Agreement."


 
Controlling and Monitoring Operating Overhead Expense Requires Continuing Effort

Controlling and monitoring operating overhead expenses in a health care practice is a never-ending task.


 
Oncology Joint Ventures: When Do They Make Sense

Joint ventures for cancer centers have proliferated in the last few years. These arrangements can take a variety of forms and can involve community hospitals, regional medical systems, academic centers of excellence, national cancer care companies and both medical and radiation oncologists.


 
THE LITERARY EXAMINER

Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories

by Terrence Holt

c.2014, Liveright; $24.95 / $27.95 Canada; 275 pages

 

 

It took you awhile to get the hang of things.


 
Grand Rounds

October 2014
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 


Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus: Study
Title: Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Voters' Views on Obamacare Split Along Party Lines
Title: Voters' Views on Obamacare Split Along Party Lines
Category: Health News
Created: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis
Title: FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis
Category: Health News
Created: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Halloween Costumes
Title: Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Halloween Costumes
Category: Health News
Created: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Health Tip: Why People Seek Counseling
Title: Health Tip: Why People Seek Counseling
Category: Health News
Created: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant
Title: Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant
Category: Health News
Created: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Relatives suspected poisoning in family's deaths - Alabama's News Leader

Relatives suspected poisoning in family's deaths
Alabama's News Leader
Investigators found empty methadone bottles, 10 empty boxes of nighttime cold medicine and two boxes of allergy medicine in the family's garbage, along with a red liquid substance in Pepsi cups. They also found a pitcher of red juice, a purple bucket ...

Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:59 pm CDT

CVS exec: Ending tobacco sales the right thing - Bradenton Herald

CVS exec: Ending tobacco sales the right thing
Bradenton Herald
Dr. Jonathan Samet, the senior scientific editor for the 2014 Surgeon General's Report and the chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California, poses following an interview in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday ...

Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:11 pm CDT

CVS exec says ending tobacco sales, which meant $1B for drug store chain, the ... - Fox Business

CVS exec says ending tobacco sales, which meant $1B for drug store chain, the ...
Fox Business
Dr. Jonathan Samet, the senior scientific editor for the 2014 Surgeon General's Report and the chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California, poses following an interview in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday ...

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Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:12 pm CDT