Rapamycin Could Be the Miracle Anti-aging Drug   

The solution to slowing aging may already be in people’s hands. “It’s been wildly successful,” says Steven Austad, PhD, chair of UAB Department of Biology and scientific director for the American Federation for Aging Research.  ...Read More

 



Current Birmingham Medical News

OBESITY/DIABETES FOCUS

Functional Medicine Offers Surprising Outcomes  | functional medicine, weight loss, diabetes, supplements, holistic medicine, Farah Sultan, Dr. Sultan, Vitalogy Wellness Center, Birmingham Medical News, Jane Ehrhardt
Functional Medicine Offers Surprising Outcomes

A 55-year-old man with peripheral neuropathy taking three diabetes medications came to Farah Sultan, MD, a primary care physician in Birmingham, fed up and in pain. Within six weeks, his blood sugar had stabilized enough that he quit all his diabetes prescriptions along with his medications for blood pressure, pain, depression, and cholesterol.


 
Verapamil May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes | verapamil, diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 1, UAB, Anath Shalev, UAB’s Comprehensive Diabetes Center, Birmingham Medical News, Jane Ehrhardt, drug trial, diabetes cure, curing diabetes
Verapamil May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes

Adult patients needed for UAB clinical trial

 

UAB researchers have found a way to reverse type 1 diabetes in animal models. Now they need adults aged 19 to 45 years diagnosed with type 1 diabetes to participate in the clinical trial.

 
ORTHOPAEDICS FOCUS

Biologics | Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics. Lyle Cain MD, Jeff Dugas MD,  biologics, autologous stem cells, bone marrow, bone marrow aspirate,  BMA, knee replacement, osteoarthritis, rotator cuff revision, platelet rich plasma
Biologics

Treating damaged joints with the body’s own stem cells


“Heal thyself” is taking on a whole new meaning now that biologic therapies are rapidly emerging to treat a wide range of conditions.


 
Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty | Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Jason Cobb MD,  Alabama Orthopedic Surgeons, rotator cuff tear, shoulder arthropathy, osteoarthritis, shoulder arthritis
Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
In many patients, a conventional total shoulder replacement does an excellent job in restoring function and reducing or eliminating the pain that makes everyday activity a misery.
 
Healthcare Spotlight

Fleisig's Biomechanics Lab Helps Athletes Stay in the Game | Dr. Glenn Fleisig, American Sports Medicine Institute, biomechanics, sports injury prevention, Tommy John surgery, ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR), Pitch Smart
Fleisig's Biomechanics Lab Helps Athletes Stay in the Game
What do Major League Baseball, youth gymnastics, and Hollywood digital effects have in common? They all intersect in a field known as biomechanics - a specialty that didn't even exist in its current form only a generation ago.
 
Guest Writers

Hold that Friend Request
Legal Traps in a Post-Facebook Work Environment

Many well-meaning managers engage with employees on social media websites, and doing so provides a host of benefits: stronger relationships between employees and management; a sense of collegiality; instant updates on employees' life changes.


 
New “Incident To” Proposals: Group Practices Should Be Concerned
A number of excellent articles have been written about the new Stark regulatory exceptions contained in the CMS physician fee schedule update for Calendar Year 2016 released on July 8, 2015. (See the Wednesday, July 15 Birmingham Medical News Blog by Kristen Larremore for a succinct summary of the proposals relating to timeshare arrangements and the recruitment of physician extenders.)
 
The Literary Examiner
The Literary Examiner

The Nurses

by Alexandra Robbins

c.2015, Workman; $24.95 / $33.95 Canada; 360 pages

Your favorite medical drama just did the unthinkable.


 
Grand Rounds

August 2015 Grand Rounds

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.


 


Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk
Title: Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, August 29, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe
Title: Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe
Category: Health News
Created: 8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, August 29, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Title: Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, August 29, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women
Title: Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women
Category: Health News
Created: 8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, August 29, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise: CDC
Title: Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, August 29, 2015 2:00 am CDT

How Reliable Are Medical Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated
Title: How Reliable Are Medical Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated
Category: Health News
Created: 8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, August 29, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Robert Turpin, civic leader in Lansing and Pontiac, dies - Lansing State Journal

Robert Turpin, civic leader in Lansing and Pontiac, dies
Lansing State Journal
Robert Turpin was born in Birmingham, Alabama, attended Oberlin College in Ohio and went on to Meharry Dental College in Nashville, Tennessee. He opened his dental practice in an upstairs office in downtown Pontiac in 1947. He was one of the first ...

Posted Monday, August 31, 2015 5:19 pm CDT

Health, election work elevated Jimmy Carter post-presidency - Alabama's News Leader

Alabama's News Leader

Health, election work elevated Jimmy Carter post-presidency
Alabama's News Leader
Zakaria, who is in her 40s, said she and her family have prayed every day since Carter announced this month that cancer has spread to his brain and forced him to scale back his work. "There is no one in my household who does not have the Guinea worm ...

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Posted Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:43 pm CDT

Heavy cannabis users suffer from severe nausea and pain - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Heavy cannabis users suffer from severe nausea and pain
Daily Mail
In one case reported in the Journal of American Family Medicine a man 'spent three days in a hot shower while awake' to alleviate his symptoms. His case was not the most extreme however, as researchers reported that one sufferer reported spending '300 ...

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Posted Monday, August 31, 2015 8:15 am CDT