Business

Independent Patient Advocates Bring Benefits to Entire Healthcare Team

Jan 14, 2023 at 01:18 pm by kbarrettalley

By Marti Webb Slay   As an independent patient advocate, Jeff W. Byars, NREMT, BCPA wants healthcare professionals to know advocacy for patients doesn’t translate.... Read More

Private Practice Pitfalls

Jan 14, 2023 at 01:18 pm by kbarrettalley

By Jeff Bonner   If you are a physician in private practice with fewer than four full-time providers, you’re probably making mistakes that you aren’t aware.... Read More

Negative Online Review? Think Twice Before Responding

Jan 14, 2023 at 01:18 pm by kbarrettalley

By Angie Cameron Smith   Your practice receives notification that an online review has been posted about you or the medical practice. You immediately check out the revi.... Read More

Hospital CEO Roundtable

Jan 14, 2023 at 01:18 pm by kbarrettalley

In November, the Birmingham MGMA held a roundtable discussion with the Chief Executive Officers of three Birmingham Hospitals: Jason Alexander, CEO Ascension St Vincent&rsq.... Read More

The Time is Now for Advance Care Planning Programs That Help Healthcare Providers

Jan 14, 2023 at 01:18 pm by kbarrettalley

Programs That Help Healthcare Providers   By Craig Greer   Most people don’t usually think about advance directives until a crisis occurs. This often leads.... Read More

Feature Profiles

Amanda Tapley McGriff, MD Has Always Found Creative Solutions

Oct 16, 2022 at 12:16 pm by kbarrettalley

By Laura Freeman   Throughout her life, when Amanda Tapley McGriff, MD has faced obstacles, she has come up with creative solutions, beginning with the use of her music.... Read More

Regulatory/Compliance

The Inflation Reduction Act provides a dose of holiday cheer for providers

Jan 14, 2023 at 01:18 pm by kbarrettalley

By Jesse Neil and Ellie Martin   It’s natural, this time of year, to reflect on the past twelve months and cast a wary eye toward the year ahead. For healthcare p.... Read More

New Department of Justice Policy on Corporate Criminal Enforcement – What it Means for Health Care Providers

Dec 19, 2022 at 09:24 am by kbarrettalley

By: Robin B. Mark   On September 15, 2022, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced significant updates to the Department of Justice (the “Department”).... Read More

The XX Advantage

Dec 19, 2022 at 09:24 am by kbarrettalley

By Laura Freeman   Women are different. Unlike men, whose DNA is the same in every cell of their bodies, women are mosaics. Assuming the law of averages, roughly half o.... Read More

Proposed Rules Could Impact How Healthcare Providers Handle Medical Waste

Nov 18, 2022 at 02:43 pm by kbarrettalley

By: Angie Cameron Smith In August 2022, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (“ADEM”) published proposed changes to its rules for public comment. Sp.... Read More

Research

UAB Precision Medicine Identifies Possible Treatment for Rare ADNP Autism Disorder

Jan 14, 2023 at 01:18 pm by kbarrettalley

By Marti Webb Slay   When the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute at UAB was founded five years ago, the goal was to contribute to the effort of tailoring treatments.... Read More

Interview with Brenda Orffer, CAE, the CEO American Neurological Association

Dec 19, 2022 at 09:24 am by kbarrettalley

By LYNNE JETER   From preparing the next generation of scientists, to sharing how primary care doctors can improve care for neurological disorders, to addressing dispar.... Read More

Why Do Men Have a Lower Life Expectancy?

Dec 19, 2022 at 09:24 am by kbarrettalley

By Laura Freeman   Not that many generations ago, it was traditional for Scottish brides to begin weaving and sewing their burial shrouds the day after the wedding. Dea.... Read More

UCA Offers New Treatment for ED

Dec 19, 2022 at 09:24 am by kbarrettalley

Duolith Shockwave Therapy   By Laura Freeman   The impact of erectile dysfunction is far more than physical. It can create anxiety and undermine a man’s se.... Read More

Clinical

Brookwood Baptist First in Alabama with Koning Vera Breast CT

Jan 14, 2023 at 01:18 pm by kbarrettalley

By Laura Freeman   For women who went for their first mammogram during the early days of the screening technology, it’s an experience they will probably never for.... Read More

The Dilemmas of Gastroparesis

Jan 14, 2023 at 01:18 pm by kbarrettalley

By: Jane Ehrhardt   We’ve come a long way in being able to diagnose this,” says Kyle Packer, DO, about gastroparesis, also called gastric stasis, a rare sto.... Read More

Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion

Jan 14, 2023 at 01:18 pm by kbarrettalley

by Laura Freeman   Sooner or later, almost everyone experiences back pain. It’s one of the most common reasons people miss work days and ask their doctors for pai.... Read More

A German Psychiatrist Comes to America

Dec 19, 2022 at 09:24 am by kbarrettalley

By Jane Ehrhardt   “I had the luck of the late birth,” says Birmingham psychiatrist Godehard Oepen, MD, PhD, about having been raised in West Germany shortl.... Read More

Rallying Around Clinical Trial Programs

Nov 18, 2022 at 02:41 pm by kbarrettalley

By LYNNE JETER   For the last three years, clinical trials have grown by 25 percent, yet participant pay remains arbitrary and inconsistent among studies.   &ldq.... Read More

Research

UAB Precision Medicine Identifies Possible Treatment for Rare ADNP Autism Disorder

Jan 14, 2023 at 01:18 pm by kbarrettalley

By Marti Webb Slay   When the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute at UAB was founded five years ago, the goal was to contribute to the effort of tailoring treatments.... Read More

Interview with Brenda Orffer, CAE, the CEO American Neurological Association

Dec 19, 2022 at 09:24 am by kbarrettalley

By LYNNE JETER   From preparing the next generation of scientists, to sharing how primary care doctors can improve care for neurological disorders, to addressing dispar.... Read More

Why Do Men Have a Lower Life Expectancy?

Dec 19, 2022 at 09:24 am by kbarrettalley

By Laura Freeman   Not that many generations ago, it was traditional for Scottish brides to begin weaving and sewing their burial shrouds the day after the wedding. Dea.... Read More

UCA Offers New Treatment for ED

Dec 19, 2022 at 09:24 am by kbarrettalley

Duolith Shockwave Therapy   By Laura Freeman   The impact of erectile dysfunction is far more than physical. It can create anxiety and undermine a man’s se.... Read More

Breast Cancer Screening Update

Nov 18, 2022 at 02:28 pm by kbarrettalley

By Laura Freeman   Advances in breast cancer screening and treatment have made a tremendous difference in outcomes. Between1989 and 2020, death rates have gone down 43.... Read More

OrthoGrid Navigation System Offers a Clearer Picture of Hip Surgeries

Oct 16, 2022 at 12:12 pm by kbarrettalley

By Laura Freeman   Michael K. Ryan, MD of Andrews Sports Medicine is a rare orthopedic surgeon. In addition to the anterior approach hip replacements he performs at As.... Read More

An Alternative for Sleep Apnea Sufferers Who Can’t Use CPAP

Oct 16, 2022 at 12:09 pm by kbarrettalley

By Steve Spencer   The American Medical Association estimates that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects up to 30 million people. The condition, in which a person&rsquo.... Read More

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

January 2023

Jan 14, 2023 at 02:48 pm by kbarrettalley

You're January 2023 Issue of Birmingham Medical News is Here!