Carter Wants to Help People of Color Enter the Medical Field Through Scholarship

Hernando Carter, MD has achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a physician, and in the spirit of giving back, he wants to help extend that opportunity to other people of color who are pursuing a career in medicine.

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.

Business

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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Healthcare Real Estate:  Transparency and Communication Are Critical in Volatile Materials Market

Healthcare Real Estate: Transparency and Communication Are Critical in Volatile Materials Market

These are unprecedented times in the construction industry and even more-so in healthcare construction.

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Costly Reimbursement Pitfalls

Costly Reimbursement Pitfalls

"Medical billing is unique. It's different from any other service," says Tammie Lunceford with Warren Averett.

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Carter Wants to Help People of Color  Enter the Medical Field Through Scholarship

Carter Wants to Help People of Color Enter the Medical Field Through Scholarship

Hernando Carter, MD has achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a physician, and in the spirit of giving back, he wants to help extend that opportunity to other people of color who are pursuing a career in medicine.

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Ivano-Frankivisk regional hospital treats wounded.
Ivano-Frankivisk regional hospital treats wounded.

Birmingham Cardiologist Helps Ukraine

On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine. Since then, as we all know, they have relentlessly bombed cities into rubble, they have raped women, and murdered thousands of innocent people. Many of us feel helpless in the face of this horror.

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Criminal Jeopardy

Criminal Jeopardy

Will the Criminal Conviction of a Tennessee Nurse Set a New Precedent?

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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

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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Effective July 11 Alabama  Has New Telehealth Rules:  What Physicians Need To Know

Effective July 11 Alabama Has New Telehealth Rules: What Physicians Need To Know

Telehealth is not new, but during the pandemic, it has received renewed attention and support because of its ability to expand access to health care.

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Clinical

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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New Drug Options for Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome

New Drug Options for Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome

Barry McLean MD, PhD treats many patients for metabolic syndrome, and he seeks to address it before it becomes a more serious condition which cannot be cured. Unfortunately, many of the newest treatments are not always covered by insurance.

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The Challenge of Osteoporosis

The Challenge of Osteoporosis

"The main reason osteoporosis is such a poorly appreciated and treated problem is because, in and of itself, it doesn't directly cause pain or death," says Chris Heck, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon and osteoporosis physician champion at Southlake Orthopaedics.

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New Treatment Options for Cardiac Amyloidosis

New Treatment Options for Cardiac Amyloidosis

There are now medications for treating cardiac amyloidosis, specifically ATTR-CM, that increase the value of diagnosing the disease.

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Grand Rounds

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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Shirey Named New UAB School of Nursing Dean

Shirey Named New UAB School of Nursing Dean

Following a national search, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has named Maria Rodriguez Shirey, PhD as the new dean of the UAB School of Nursing.

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Keiser Joins IllumiCare

Keiser Joins IllumiCare

Birmingham-based IllumiCare, a pioneer in point-of-care healthcare information technology (HIT), has named Ralph Keiser as Chief Strategy Officer

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 UAB Recognized for  CAR-T Therapy

UAB Recognized for CAR-T Therapy

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been identified by Emerging Therapy Solutions (ETS) as a Program of Experience for Chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy.

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Princeton Baptist Medical Center Appoints Beard to Associate Administrator

Princeton Baptist Medical Center Appoints Beard to Associate Administrator

Princeton Baptist Medical Center has named Lavon Beard, PT, MBA as its new Associate Administrator.

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U.S. News & World Ranks UAB Graduate Programs Near the Top

The U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School Rankings were released recently and many of the UAB graduate programs were ranked near the top.

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Sudhan Offers TCAR in Gadsden

Sudhan Offers TCAR in Gadsden

Sudhan Nagarajan, MD, a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon at Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates

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Birmingham Recovery Center Accredited

The Birmingham Recovery Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of ApprovalĀ® Accreditation for addiction treatment.

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Baptist Health Foundation Donates Automated CPR to BBH Hospitals

Baptist Health Foundation Donates Automated CPR to BBH Hospitals

Baptist Health Foundation has donated six automated CPR devices

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Wise Studying Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Health in HIV Patients

Wise Studying Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Health in HIV Patients

Jenni Wise, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the UAB School of Nursing, has received a grant to support her research on the impact of social determinants of health on cardiovascular health in individuals with HIV.

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