UAB New Scanner Takes Images Mid-Surgery

UAB Hospital is the first in the state and only the fourth in the entire southeast to open a new surgical suite with an intraoperative MRI scanner that allows surgeons to take up-to-date images in mid-surgery.

Business

Criminal Jeopardy

Criminal Jeopardy

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

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UAB New  Scanner Takes Images Mid-Surgery

UAB New Scanner Takes Images Mid-Surgery

UAB Hospital is the first in the state and only the fourth in the entire southeast to open a new surgical suite with an intraoperative MRI scanner that allows surgeons to take up-to-date images in mid-surgery.

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UAB Studies Whether Exercise Can Boost in Epileptics

UAB Studies Whether Exercise Can Boost in Epileptics

Researchers at UAB are exploring the possibility that exercise might help improve memory in people with idiopathic generalized epilepsy.

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Osha Prepares Final Rule Related To Healthcare Providers - Stakeholders Must Submit Comments By April 22nd

On June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) that was designed to protect healthcare workers from exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 were reasonably expected to be present.

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Strategic Planning and Analyzing Mid-Year Results of Operations Can Improve Your Profits

Strategic Planning and Analyzing Mid-Year Results of Operations Can Improve Your Profits

Over one-quarter of the calendar year of 2022 is completed.

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The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Consider this common scenario: A new physician joins your practice - whether from out-of-state, residency, or another practice.

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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

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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ANA Reveals Top Federal Legislative Priorities

ANA Reveals Top Federal Legislative Priorities

The American Nurses Association (ANA) recently unveiled its leading federal legislative priorities for Congress covering safe staffing, nursing workforce development, home health, the opioid epidemic, workplace violence and COVID-19.

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Osha Prepares Final Rule Related To Healthcare Providers - Stakeholders Must Submit Comments By April 22nd

Osha Prepares Final Rule Related To Healthcare Providers - Stakeholders Must Submit Comments By April 22nd

On June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) that was designed to protect healthcare workers from exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 were reasonably expected to be present.

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Clinical

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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New Relief for Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears

New Relief for Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears

What used to be a long and arduous treatment and rehabilitation for massive and irreparable rotator cuff tears has been cut in half with a procedure now being performed at UAB.

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Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center

Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center

Hearing the words "breast cancer" may be the loneliest moment some women ever face.

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New Device for Chronic Nonallergic Rhinitis

New Device for Chronic Nonallergic Rhinitis

A new device can deliver some permanent relief to the estimated 19 million Americans who suffer from chronic nonallergic rhinitis.

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Grand Rounds

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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Cullman Regional Starts Construction Expansion

Cullman Regional Starts Construction Expansion

Construction has begun on a four-story vertical tower expansion at Cullman Regional Medical Center, part of the $30 million project that will increase the hospital's bed capacity from 145 to 175 and double the size of the hospital's critical care unit.

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UAB Studies Whether Exercise Can Boost in Epileptics

Researchers at UAB are exploring the possibility that exercise might help improve memory in people with idiopathic generalized epilepsy.

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1917 Clinic Know Overdose Initiative

1917 Clinic Know Overdose Initiative

With deaths related to overdose of prescription and illicit drugs having increased by nearly 25 percent in Alabama during the pandemic, Marsha Hawkins,

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Kassouf Launches App

In March, Kassouf & Co launched its app that allows clients to easily access some of the firm's most popular services.

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama Funding

For 2021, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) invested a total of $1,225,000

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Cullman Regional Receives UAH Community Partner Award

Cullman Regional Receives UAH Community Partner Award

University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Nursing Graduate Program chose Cullman Regional as the recipient of its annual Community Partner Award which recognizes Cullman Regional's commitment to provide nurse practitioner students important precepting opportunities despite the challenges during the COVID pandemic.

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Brookwood Baptist Health Appoints New Group Chief Financial Officer

Brookwood Baptist Health Appoints New Group Chief Financial Officer

Brookwood Baptist Health (BBH) has named Charles Tyson as its new Group Chief Financial Officer for the five hospital healthcare system.

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UAB Callahan Eye Opens in Pelham

UAB Callahan Eye Opens in Pelham

The new UAB Callahan Eye - Pelham Clinic on Pelham Parkway is now open.

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