Business

Rural Emergency Hospitals Start to Take Shape

Sep 14, 2022 at 07:23 am by steve

CMS recently published a proposed rule describing the conditions of participation for a new type of Medicare provider, the rural emergency hospital. Noting that rural commun.... Read More

The State of Healthcare Construction

Sep 14, 2022 at 07:21 am by steve

The 2020 pandemic set off a chain reaction of challenges for the healthcare construction community, altering the way hospitals and medical practices are being built and reno.... Read More

Covering The Cost of Complications

Sep 14, 2022 at 07:21 am by steve

She had done her homework and found a board-certified plastic surgeon she trusted. Since the elective procedure wasn't covered by her health insurance, it had taken a while.... Read More

Birmingham Company Launches App for Narcotics Testing

Sep 14, 2022 at 07:13 am by steve

On September 1, a Birmingham company launched the first app-driven remote monitoring service for narcotics use. "It allows you to be tested where you are," says Liz Read, fo.... Read More

Andrews Sports Medicine Leads in Using Robots for Joint Replacement Surgery

Sep 13, 2022 at 08:25 pm by steve

As robotics play a larger role in total joint replacement surgeries, the procedures are proving to be more effective than ever. Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Cen.... Read More

Ascension St. Vincent's East New CT Tech Improves Tumor Targeting

Sep 13, 2022 at 08:19 pm by steve

Up, down, left, right--pitch and pivot to the optimum angle--advances in CT innovation have mastered spatial coordinates for cancer detection, radiation planning and treatme.... Read More

Feature Profiles

What You Don't Know About Edward Logue, MD

May 10, 2021 at 02:06 pm by steve

Ed Logue, MD is a familiar name to most Alabama healthcare professionals. Logue, who at age 86 still goes into the office every day, has been practicing psychiatry in Birmin.... Read More

Regulatory/Compliance

The DOJ Continues to Scrutinize Telemedicine

Sep 14, 2022 at 07:18 am by steve

Telemedicine saw a dramatic increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent study from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), released in December 2021, sho.... Read More

Cryoablation Now Included in Guidelines for Initial Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

Aug 15, 2022 at 08:51 am by steve

"Atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular events," said Michael Kaufmann, MD, who practices cardiology and electrophysiology at.... Read More

DOJ is Not Slowing Down its Pursuit of COVID 19-related Fraud

Jul 06, 2022 at 11:36 am by steve

Rarely does a day go by without the Department of Justice announcing an investigation, indictment, plea or conviction in cases involving COVID-19 fraud schemes. In June, a fed.... Read More

New Federal Healthcare Cybersecurity Bill Introduced, CISA Offers Cybersecurity Guidance and Tools

Jun 16, 2022 at 01:38 pm by steve

Prompted by growing concerns of Russian cyberthreats on key U.S. infrastructure, the bipartisan Healthcare Cybersecurity Act of 2022 (S.3904) was introduced by U.S. Senators J.... Read More

Research

Former College Football Player Returns to the Field to Help Younger Generations of Athletes

Sep 14, 2022 at 07:16 am by steve

Michael Patterson, MD has always had a passion for sports. He played four sports in high school but fell in love with football. After being off the field for years now, Patt.... Read More

Brain Health Program Can Help Prevent Dementia

Aug 15, 2022 at 08:51 am by steve

An estimated one in five Americans 65 years or older has mild cognitive impairment, and one in seven has dementia. By 2050, the number of Americans with dementia is expected.... Read More

The Murky Waters of Long COVID

May 13, 2022 at 01:00 pm by steve

The suicide last May of Long COVID sufferer Heidi Ferrer rocked the COVID-19 world, lending a face to the debated diagnosis. A TV writer for Dawson's Creek and Wasteland, Fe.... Read More

Sickle Cell Gene Therapy

Apr 13, 2022 at 10:40 am by steve

For centuries, people with Sickle Cell Disease have suffered the excruciating pain of a crisis. The muscles and organs of their body are starving for oxygen because there are.... Read More

Clinical

Shoulder Replacement Advances

Sep 14, 2022 at 07:14 am by steve

"At least 50 to 75 percent of shoulder replacements have gone home the same day," says Jonathan Isbell, MD, about the 100-plus surgeries he performed in the past year. "Five.... Read More

UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Performing Cutting-Edge Genetic Therapy for Eye Disease

Sep 13, 2022 at 08:19 pm by steve

The UAB Callahan Eye Hospital has been named as one of only 14 treatment sites for Spark® Therapeutics' LUXTURNA®, the first FDA-approved gene therapy treatment for Leber co.... Read More

Coronaphobia, a Perplexing Social Anxiety Disorder

Aug 15, 2022 at 08:51 am by steve

Coronaphobia, a newly minted term, perhaps best describes patients suffering from social anxiety spurred by the pandemic - and it's a problem for doctors. Some patients hav.... Read More

Easing the Toll of PTSD for Military Veterans

Jul 06, 2022 at 11:36 am by steve

A shot in the neck has proven to be a much needed reset for military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Veterans who have received the treatment -.... Read More

Generations of Physicians Serve the Princeton Baptist Medical Center Community

Jul 06, 2022 at 11:36 am by steve

Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham's west end is celebrating 100 years of service this year. As they commemorate providing healthcare to generations of Birmingham.... Read More

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Jul 06, 2022 at 11:36 am by steve

The patient had been in unrelenting pain for more than 20 of his 78 years. Despite multiple nerve blocks, rounds of physical therapy, visits to different doctors and a wide ra.... Read More

The Financial Risks of Biologics

Jun 16, 2022 at 01:38 pm by steve

Made from a living organism or its products, biologics treat anything from cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma to wrinkles. They can also mean a large investment for a.... Read More

Research

Former College Football Player Returns to the Field to Help Younger Generations of Athletes

Sep 14, 2022 at 07:16 am by steve

Michael Patterson, MD has always had a passion for sports. He played four sports in high school but fell in love with football. After being off the field for years now, Patt.... Read More

Brain Health Program Can Help Prevent Dementia

Aug 15, 2022 at 08:51 am by steve

An estimated one in five Americans 65 years or older has mild cognitive impairment, and one in seven has dementia. By 2050, the number of Americans with dementia is expected.... Read More

The Murky Waters of Long COVID

May 13, 2022 at 01:00 pm by steve

The suicide last May of Long COVID sufferer Heidi Ferrer rocked the COVID-19 world, lending a face to the debated diagnosis. A TV writer for Dawson's Creek and Wasteland, Fe.... Read More

Sickle Cell Gene Therapy

Apr 13, 2022 at 10:40 am by steve

For centuries, people with Sickle Cell Disease have suffered the excruciating pain of a crisis. The muscles and organs of their body are starving for oxygen because there are.... Read More

Breast Cancer Survivors May be at Greater Risk for Cardiovascular Problems

Feb 08, 2022 at 08:05 pm by steve

A recent peer-reviewed article in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is confirming suspected links between cancer treatment and cardiovascular risk. Leon Canniz.... Read More

All Epiphyseal Reconstruction for Pediatric ACL Tears

Jan 17, 2022 at 05:34 pm by steve

Kids love to run, jump, climb and dance. They love playing soccer, football, basketball, baseball and hockey. Unfortunately, when they twist or pivot the wrong way, they can t.... Read More

Tivity Health Keep Seniors Engaged and Connected

Dec 14, 2021 at 11:01 am by steve

Aging happens to us all with each passing day, month and year. Aging actively is an entirely different proposition. It's a dedication to the latter that drives Tivity Health.... Read More

Hospital chaplains Serve a Vital role in Treating the Whole Patient

Nov 11, 2021 at 10:39 am by steve

Patients enter the hospital for specific medical reasons that require a physician's care, but they also come with their own unique set of personal needs that have an impact on.... Read More

Questions and Answers on Pandemic Anger and Burnout

Nov 11, 2021 at 10:39 am by steve

Megan Hays, PhD is a clinical psychologist who coaches well-being with physicians, medical students and residents in the UAB Medicine Office of Wellness while also working w.... Read More

Why Are African American Men Less Likely to Get a Prostate Screening?

Nov 11, 2021 at 10:39 am by steve

Much of the news we've been hearing lately about prostate cancer has been hopeful. Still, concerns persist. One of the most urgent is the fact that African American men not on.... Read More

Cancer Screening Delays During the Pandemic Cause Concern for Oncologists

Nov 11, 2021 at 10:39 am by steve

During the early days and the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals across the country were limiting elective procedures and tests that fell in the category of cance.... Read More

Working to Achieve Diversity in Clinical Research

Nov 11, 2021 at 10:39 am by steve

The human body is an amazing organism, and in the millions of years since we became distinct from our nearest mammalian ancestors, we've adapted in many different directions..... Read More