Adding Color to Clinical Studies

Clinical trials in the U.S. will soon more accurately represent people who will utilize the treatments, thanks in part to a Birmingham company.

Business

Kolbe Addiction Services Receives Grant for Rural Expansion

Kolbe Addiction Services Receives Grant for Rural Expansion

William Wainscott is passionate about addiction recovery.

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Transport Teams Within Hospitals Reduce Risks and Ease Staffing Shortages

Transport Teams Within Hospitals Reduce Risks and Ease Staffing Shortages

The First Team of its Kind in Alabama

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Medical Diplomacy

Medical Diplomacy

Building Bridges to The World

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Hospital chaplains Serve a Vital role in Treating the Whole Patient

Hospital chaplains Serve a Vital role in Treating the Whole Patient

Patients enter the hospital for specific medical reasons, but they also come with their own unique set of personal needs that have an impact on their care and recovery.

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Brimer Joins Cullman Regional Medical Group

Brimer Joins Cullman Regional Medical Group

Thomas Cameron Brimer, MD has joined the Cullman Regional Medical Group.

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Children's South Adoption Clinic Addresses Needs of Adoptive Families

Children's South Adoption Clinic Addresses Needs of Adoptive Families

Families who adopt often find their children have complex medical, emotional and developmental needs, due in large part to significant transitions other children haven't faced.

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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

 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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Tivity Health Keep Seniors Engaged and Connected

Tivity Health Keep Seniors Engaged and Connected

Aging happens to us all with each passing day, month and year. Aging actively is an entirely different proposition.

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Can Personalized Screening with Genetic Testing Improve Mammogram Efficacy?

Can Personalized Screening with Genetic Testing Improve Mammogram Efficacy?

For decades, a routine annual mammogram has been the gold standard in breast cancer screening.

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Working to Achieve Diversity in Clinical Research

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.

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Regulatory/Compliance

Addressing Barriers to Health Care Delivery Through Advocacy

Diabetes is the epitome of "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

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The OIG's Updated Healthcare Fraud Self Disclosure Protocol

The OIG's Updated Healthcare Fraud Self Disclosure Protocol

On November 8, 2021, the United States Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") amended its provider self-disclosure protocol (the "SDP") which was originally published in 1998 to establish a process for health care providers to voluntarily identify, disclose and resolve instances of potential fraud involving federal healthcare programs.

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Sweeping Medical Record Changes  Proposed for Alabama Physicians

Sweeping Medical Record Changes Proposed for Alabama Physicians

The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners and the Alabama Licensure Commission have proposed a complete overhaul of the rules affecting medical record management by Alabama physicians (the "Proposed Rule").

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Dispute Resolution Provisions of the No Surprises Act Outlined by Agencies

In October, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (collectively, the "Departments") and the Office of Personnel Management jointly released rules that implement the dispute resolution provisions of the No Surprises Act (the "Act").

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Clinical

All Sinus Troubles Aren't the Same - Sinusitis vs Rhinitis

When I'm interviewing a patient in my Otolaryngology practice at ENT Associates of Alabama, he or she will often tell me he has sinus.

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UAB Performs First Robotic-Assisted Tracheobronchoplasty in Alabama

UAB Performs First Robotic-Assisted Tracheobronchoplasty in Alabama

The precision of robot-assisted surgery has now become a life-saving option for tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) patients in Alabama.

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New Program Helps Pediatrics with Chronic Disorders Transition to Adult Healthcare

New Program Helps Pediatrics with Chronic Disorders Transition to Adult Healthcare

Not so long ago, few children with cystic fibrosis lived long enough to need the care of an obstetrician or other adult health specialist.

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All Swelling is Not Heart Failure

All Swelling is Not Heart Failure

As a cardiologist, I have become accustomed to diagnosing and treating patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), seeing their leg edema, prescribing lasix, doing an evaluation en route to hopefully watching their recovery.

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Adding Color to Clinical Studies

Adding Color to Clinical Studies

Clinical trials in the U.S. will soon more accurately represent people who will utilize the treatments, thanks in part to a Birmingham company.

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Urology Centers of  Alabama to Open  Men's Health Center

Urology Centers of Alabama to Open Men's Health Center

Urology Centers of Alabama (UCA) is readying a new center dedicated to men's health, which will open in the first quarter of 2022.

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Pharmacogenomics Becoming a Valuable Tool in Clinical Care

Pharmacogenomics Becoming a Valuable Tool in Clinical Care

While genetics provides opportunities to maximize the safety and efficacy of medicines, pharmacogenomics, which studies how a patient's DNA affects her response to drugs, aims to tailor medical treatment to each person or to a group of people.

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Grand Rounds

Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center Joins AllerVie Health

The physician owners of Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center and the Clinical Research Center of Alabama have partnered with an investment group and have received an infusion of growth capital leading to the creation of AllerVie Health, a national network of board-certified allergists and immunologists.

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   UAB Nursing Undergraduate Degree Ranked 10th Nationwide

UAB Nursing Undergraduate Degree Ranked 10th Nationwide

The UAB School of Nursing undergraduate nursing degree has ranked among the best programs of its kind by U.S. News & World Report in its list of 2022 Best Colleges Rankings.

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Grandview Cancer Center First in State to Earn NPF Designation

Grandview Cancer Center has been recognized as an approved National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) Center by the National Pancreas Foundation.

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Wallace Named Community Star of the Year

Wallace Named Community Star of the Year

Eric Wallace, MD, medical director of Telehealth at UAB Hospital and an associate professor in the UAB Division of Nephrology, has been named the 2021 Community Star of Alabama by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health

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Medical West Breaks Ground on Replacement Facility

Medical West Breaks Ground on Replacement Facility

On November 17th, Medical West Hospital, an affiliate of the UAB Health System, broke ground on its new facility that will replace the current aging hospital following the completion of construction in 2024.

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Cullman Regional Opens Imaging Center

Cullman Regional Opens Imaging Center

Cullman Regional has opened an Imaging Center at Hartselle Health Park.

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Hyde Joins OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports

Hyde Joins OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports

Zane Hyde, MD has joined OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports. Hyde, who is a fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon, specializes in ankle, hip, knee, and shoulder arthroscopy as well as ACL reconstruction, partial and total knee replacement, shoulder replacement, and ultrasound-guided injections.

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Clark Joins Neurosurgical Associates

Clark Joins Neurosurgical Associates

Paul Clark, MD has joined Neurosurgical Associates.

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Opioid Prescriptions Down 38 Percent in Alabama Since 2011

Opioid Prescriptions Down 38 Percent in Alabama Since 2011

A new national report shows actions by Alabama physicians are advancing the fight against the opioid crisis. Since 2011, Alabama physicians have reduced the number of opioid prescriptions in the state by 38 percent, the American Medical Association reported today.

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Christensen Named Director of Emergency Medicine at Cullman Regional

Christensen Named Director of Emergency Medicine at Cullman Regional

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UAB Physician Assistant Program Receives $1.4 Million Grant

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Welden Joins Gastro Health

Welden Joins Gastro Health

Charles Welden IV, MD, who is board certified in Internal Medicine, has joined Gastro Health and is practicing in the St. Vincent's East and Pell City care centers.

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