Jessie Bekker

Getting into the Medical Spa Game: A Primer on Legal Considerations

Feb 23, 2024 at 07:53 am by kbarrettalley

By Jessie L. Bekker From laser hair removal, to vitamin injections, these days patients are looking beyond traditional medical intervention to achieve “wellness”.... Read More
Charles Leath, MD talks with a patient.

UAB Uterine Transplant Program Celebrates Three Deliveries

Feb 23, 2024 at 07:52 am by kbarrettalley

  First Program of its Kind in the Southeast   By Laura Freeman   Learning young that you’ll never be able to give birth to your own baby can be deva.... Read More
James Trimm, MD

TCAR is Becoming Procedure of Choice for Obstructive Carotid Artery Disease

Feb 23, 2024 at 07:50 am by kbarrettalley

By Marti Webb Slay  Interventional cardiologists are more often choosing transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) over carotid endarterectomy or transfemoral carotid.... Read More
Daniel Patten

Five Things to Consider About Value-Based Care

Feb 23, 2024 at 07:47 am by kbarrettalley

By Daniel Patten and Jennifer Rangel In its simplest form, value-based care (VBC) represents a shift from the traditional healthcare delivery model designed around a reimburs.... Read More

New Name for the Healthcare Leader Association of Alabama Doesn’t Change its Objectives

Feb 23, 2024 at 07:43 am by kbarrettalley

By Ansley Franco After partnering with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) for nearly 50 years, the Alabama chapter has decided to move away from the organization.... Read More

Feature Profiles

ALPQC Launching Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative

Jan 10, 2024 at 06:21 pm by kbarrettalley

By Laura Freeman   Amid the joy of new life, one of the cruelest ironies is that giving birth still brings death to too many new mothers around the world. And it can be.... Read More


Jason Thompson MD, PhD

New Diabetic Medicines Offer Cardiovascular Benefits

Feb 23, 2024 at 07:49 am by kbarrettalley

By Marti Webb Slay   “When it comes to diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in general, it takes a village to dial people in so they will avoid my cath lab in.... Read More
Saema Mirza, MD

Statins and Cholesterol

Feb 23, 2024 at 07:48 am by kbarrettalley

Focus Topic  CARDIOLOGY   By Jane Ehrhardt “Cholesterol is not just high or low LDL. It’s not a simple number based on a reading,” says car.... Read More
Marissa Natelson Love, MD

UAB Seeking Asymptomatic Patients for AHEAD Alzheimer’s Study

Feb 23, 2024 at 07:46 am by kbarrettalley

By Marti Webb Slay  Treatment options for Alzheimer’s have expanded in the past year, with the FDA approval of lecanemab (Leqembi®) in July 2023 leading to Med.... Read More

New Technology at Grandview Helps Diagnose Deadliest Cancer

Feb 23, 2024 at 07:44 am by kbarrettalley

By Ansley Franco Grandview Medical Center became the first hospital in Birmingham to begin using Intuitive’s Ion endoluminal system, a robotic bronchoscopy platform, th.... Read More
Alex Childs MD with a SoLa Pelvic Therapy Laser.

Treating Chronic Pelvic Myofacial Pain With Light

Jan 10, 2024 at 06:21 pm by kbarrettalley

Laura Freeman   Decades after laser instruments revolutionized surgery, the healing power in a simple beam of light can still evoke a sense of wonder. “Seeing ho.... Read More

February 2024

Feb 23, 2024 at 08:13 am by kbarrettalley

Your February 2024 Issue of Birmingham Medical News is Here!