Generations of Physicians Serve the Princeton Baptist Medical Center Community

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 families, they also boast generations of healthcar...

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

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Business

Legal Issues to Keep in Mind Before Making the Switch to Concierge Medicine

Getting in to see your doctor is not always as easy as picking up the phone.

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Email as a Doorway to Breaches

Email as a Doorway to Breaches

In 2020, when hackers began intensely targeting healthcare, providers accounted for 79 percent of all breaches in the healthcare field, according to Fortified Health Security.

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Cyber Insurance Becoming Harder to Renew

In healthcare, the number of people affected by a data breach has tripled since 2018.

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The Value of Community Health Workers

The Value of Community Health Workers

"We're different than anybody else," says Trinita Ashford, MPH, executive director of ConnectionHealth in Birmingham.

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Empowered By Heersink Gifts, UAB and Canadian University Join Forces

Empowered By Heersink Gifts, UAB and Canadian University Join Forces

If there is a textbook example of a combination being more than the sum of its parts, here is a prime case in point.

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UAB Breaks Ground on New Inpatient  Rehabilitation Facility

UAB Breaks Ground on New Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

The University of Alabama at Birmingham broke ground on its replacement inpatient rehabilitation facility on May 6th.

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Feature Profiles

What You Don't Know About Edward Logue, MD

What You Don't Know About Edward Logue, MD

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 Birmingham for 50 years.

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Research

James Jackson, PsyD
James Jackson, PsyD

The Murky Waters of Long COVID

The suicide last May of Long COVID sufferer Heidi Ferrer rocked the COVID-19 world, lending a face to the debated diagnosis.

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Sickle Cell Gene Therapy

Sickle Cell Gene Therapy

For centuries, people with Sickle Cell Disease have suffered the excruciating pain of a crisis.

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Breast Cancer Survivors May be at Greater Risk for Cardiovascular Problems

Breast Cancer Survivors May be at Greater Risk for Cardiovascular Problems

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 Cannizzaro, III, MD, FACE, with Alabama Cardiovascular Group, wants physicians to be aware of the increased risk and be prepared to monitor their patients accordingly.

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 All Epiphyseal Reconstruction for Pediatric ACL Tears

All Epiphyseal Reconstruction for Pediatric ACL Tears

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 tear the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee.

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Regulatory/Compliance

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

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

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.

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Eleventh Circuit Affirms Convictions Against Florida Physician, Pharmacist for Violating Anti-Kickback Statute

Eleventh Circuit Affirms Convictions Against Florida Physician, Pharmacist for Violating Anti-Kickback Statute

Prosecutions related to the submission of claims to Tricare for compounded pain creams continue.

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

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

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 Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Bill Cassidy, M.D., (R-LA) on March 23, 2022.

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FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Cybersecurity in Medical Devices and Begins Comment Period

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Cybersecurity in Medical Devices and Begins Comment Period

On April 8, the Food and Drug Administration issued draft guidance titled "Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

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Clinical

Easing the Toll of PTSD for Military Veterans

Only 10 VA facilities offer the game changing SGB procedure

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

What to Look for and Expect

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Daniel Avery Jr., MD (left) with son Daniel Avery III, MD.
Daniel Avery Jr., MD (left) with son Daniel Avery III, MD.

Generations of Physicians Serve the Princeton Baptist Medical Center Community

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 families, they also boast generations of healthcare providers.

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The Financial Risks of Biologics

The Financial Risks of Biologics

Made from a living organism or its products, biologics treat anything from cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma to wrinkles.

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New Clinical  Guidance in  Neuropalliative Care

New Clinical Guidance in Neuropalliative Care

Training is needed for serious illness communication.

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St. Vincent's Implants Birmingham's First Cordella Heart Failure Monitor

St. Vincent's Implants Birmingham's First Cordella Heart Failure Monitor

Heart failure is the number one cause of hospital admissions for Medicare-age patients in the United States.

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New Personalized Test for Cancer

New Personalized Test for Cancer

When President Biden reignited the Cancer Moonshot initiative in February, he stated ambitious goals, including halving the number of cancer-related deaths in just a decade.

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Grand Rounds

Thurston and Williams-Davis Endow First Scholarship for Diverse Nurse Anesthesia Students

Thurston and Williams-Davis Endow First Scholarship for Diverse Nurse Anesthesia Students

UAB alumnae Kesha Thurston, DNP, and LaDana Williams-Davis, DNP,

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St. Vincent's Files Plan for Freestanding ED and Clinic in Pelham

Ascension St. Vincent's has asked for state approval to build an ambulatory center to include a freestanding emergency department, along with space for St. Vincent's and UAB Medicine to offer primary and specialty care services.

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CU2RE Primary Care Pipeline Program Address Primary Care Shortage in Underserved Areas

The UAB Comprehensive Urban Underserved and Rural Experience (CU2RE) program has launched the CU2RE Primary Care Pipeline Program.

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Neurologist Muhammad Siddiqi, MD Joins Cullman Regional

Neurologist Muhammad Siddiqi, MD Joins Cullman Regional

Neurologist Muhammad Salman Siddiqi, MD has joined the Cullman Regional Medical Group.

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Bradford Health Services Acquires The Estate at River Bend

Bradford Health Services, the southeast's largest substance use disorder treatment provider, has acquired

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Suzanne Pugh Named Chief Operating Officer of Walker Baptist

Suzanne Pugh Named Chief Operating Officer of Walker Baptist

In May, Walker Baptist Medical Center (WBMC) named Suzanne Pugh as its Chief Operating Officer. Pugh previously served as the hospital's associate administrator.

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St. Vincent's Chilton and UAB Enter Telemedicine Partnership

St. Vincent's Chilton and UAB Enter Telemedicine Partnership

Ascension St. Vincent's Chilton has partnered with UAB Medicine to bring a tele-critical care unit and tele-stroke unit to Chilton County.

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Brookwood Baptist Health Appoints New Group Marketing Director

Brookwood Baptist Health Appoints New Group Marketing Director

Brookwood Baptist Health (BBH) names Mia Mothershed as its new Group Marketing Director for the five-hospital healthcare system.

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Staff Changes at the Jefferson County Medical Society

Staff Changes at the Jefferson County Medical Society

After 38 years of service, Juanita Pruitt is retiring from the Jefferson County Medical Society (JCMS).

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New ECMO Machines at Children's of Alabama

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a form of life support used in the most dire circumstances

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Grandview Helps Employees Pay Down Student Loans

Employees of Grandview Medical Center are now eligible for new benefits designed to help them eliminate existing student debt faster, pursue additional professional education, and advance their careers.

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New President of Medical Association of the State of Alabama

New President of Medical Association of the State of Alabama

Julia Boothe, MD, of Reform has begun her term as the new President of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.

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