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Princeton is First to Use Pressure-Volume Loop System for Cardiac Patients in Alabama
Princeton is First to Use Pressure-Volume Loop System for Cardiac Patients in Alabama

Princeton Baptist Medical Center's cardiovascular program has undergone a major transformation, hiring an additional cardiologist, structural heart physician, and two cardiovascular surgeons as well as launching a number of major capital projects.

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UAB Leads Team Researching COVID-19 Cure
UAB Leads Team Researching COVID-19 Cure

While most Americans never gave any thought to the possibility of a pandemic until now, a group of researchers and virologists has been working to develop therapies for emerging uncontrolled infections long before COVID-19 came to dominate the headlines.

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The Use of Biologic Injections in Orthopedics
The Use of Biologic Injections in Orthopedics

The current hot topic within the field of orthopedics is biologic injections (i.e, PRP, stem cells). There is a great amount of research and marketing behind such injections, especially given the potential to help treat joint disease and tendinopathies.

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CMS Steps to Provide More Access by Telehealth

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken steps to make healthcare services more accessible through telehealth, particularly for those who are at high-risk of complications from the virus.

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UAB Opens COVID-19 Clinic
UAB Opens COVID-19 Clinic

When COVID-19 began to emerge as an urgent healthcare issue in Birmingham, UAB physicians from several specialties, including infectious diseases, internal medicine, and family and community medicine, began to discuss the idea of opening a specialized clinic for COVID-19 patients.

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Self Care on the Front Lines of Coronavirus
Self Care on the Front Lines of Coronavirus

Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and the full complement of support staff at hospitals and clinics are battling coronavirus on the front lines. When caring for others, it's all too easy to forget to take care of yourself.

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Birmingham Laboratory in Forefront of COVID-19 Battle
Birmingham Laboratory in Forefront of COVID-19 Battle

Birmingham-based Assurance Scientific Laboratories was one of the first commercial labs in the United States to receive FDA clearance to test for COVID-19.

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Public Health in the COVID-19 Fight
Public Health in the COVID-19 Fight

COVID-19 has infected people in nearly every nation in the world. Italy, in particular, has been devastated, the virus overwhelming Italian hospitals where doctors were forced to triage patients.

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Question & Answer with E. Turner Overton, MD, Medical Director of the UAB 1917 HIV Outpatient Clinic
Question & Answer with E. Turner Overton, MD, Medical Director of the UAB 1917 HIV Outpatient Clinic
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NHS Works to Keep Vulnerable Nursing Population Safe
NHS Works to Keep Vulnerable Nursing Population Safe

The first COVID-19 shock to Americans happened in late February at a nursing facility in Washington state. With vulnerable populations in a communal setting, nursing homes could potentially be one of the most dangerous environments for the virus, and in fact, clusters have recently been found facilities in Louisiana, West Virginia, and Tennessee.

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UAB among U.S. Sites for New Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Treatment
UAB among U.S. Sites for New Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Treatment

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will take part in an NIH-sponsored global clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of novel therapeutic agents in hospitalized adult patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

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AlaHA Quality Improvement Efforts Bear Fruit
AlaHA Quality Improvement Efforts Bear Fruit

When the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA) joined forces six years ago with other state associations across the country under the umbrella of the American Hospital Association (AHA), they became recipients of a grant for hospital quality improvement, enabling them to hire a staff person to work with their member hospitals.

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National Nephrology Initiative Aims to Advance Kidney Care
National Nephrology Initiative Aims to Advance Kidney Care

Cardiology, oncology and many other areas of medicine have benefited from remarkable advances in recent years. However, for kidney patients the standards of care have remained much the same for decades.

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Sepsis: What patients don't know could kill them
Sepsis: What patients don't know could kill them

Teaching people to recognize signs of a heart attack, stroke and cancer has made a real difference in improving outcomes. However, one of the most common causes of death is something many people have never heard of--and even many physicians are surprised when they see the numbers in black and white.

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Antibiotic Stewardship in Alabama
Antibiotic Stewardship in Alabama

Last year, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) investigated two Acinetobacter baumannii cases in one facility. Resistant to nearly all antibiotics, including the powerful carbapenem class, this bacteria tends to occur in patients in intensive care units.

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UAB Research Team Develops Compound being used to Treat Novel Coronavirus
UAB Research Team Develops Compound being used to Treat Novel Coronavirus

The Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development Center (AD3C) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has developed remdesivir, an investigational drug that is being used to treat select infected patients in the United States and in China who have been affected by the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

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Preparing for Pandemic
Preparing for Pandemic

Ease of travel, interconnected financial markets, and differences in testing & response have upped the collateral damage from this latest coronavirus.

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Tale of Two Nurses: Niece Donates a Kidney to her Aunt
Tale of Two Nurses: Niece Donates a Kidney to her Aunt

If you ask Rebecca Harrison, RN and her aunt, Sue Gravelle, RN, about sacrifice, they will each point to the other. But last November, Harrison put her life on hold--and at risk--to give one of her kidneys to Gravelle.

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Taking the Initiative on Kidney Care
Taking the Initiative on Kidney Care

With 1 in 7 American adults being affected by chronic kidney disease, the American Society of Nephrology, in partnership with federal agencies, are laying the groundwork for treatment innovation.

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Alabama Hospital Association Addresses Health Literacy
Alabama Hospital Association Addresses Health Literacy

"In order to improve health care, patients have to understand what you are telling them to do," said Rosemary Blackmon, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA).

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Birmingham Physician Develops Revolutionary Protective Device
Birmingham Physician Develops Revolutionary Protective Device

Interventional cardiology is ranked as the occupation with the highest level of radiation exposure in the world, with providers facing levels that are typically three times higher than those faced by workers in nuclear power plants.

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Statewide Collaborative Works to Prevent Premature Births
Statewide Collaborative Works to Prevent Premature Births

Alabama has earned an "F" on the 2019 March of Dimes Report Card for its pre-term birth rate, a key indicator of maternal and infant health.

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Birmingham Heart Clinic Adopts Pedal First Approach to Arteriograms
Birmingham Heart Clinic Adopts Pedal First Approach to Arteriograms

When performing an arteriogram for treating peripheral artery disease (PAD), the cardiologists at Birmingham Heart Clinic have adopted a "pedal first" approach, in which the pedal vessels are entered around the ankle.

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In a Specialty of Mostly Men, Sarah Sandberg is Rare
In a Specialty of Mostly Men, Sarah Sandberg is Rare

When you look at the class picture from almost any medical school, you can see how far women have come as physicians.

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Enhanced Bioprinter Engineers Tissue to Prevent Heart Failure
Enhanced Bioprinter Engineers Tissue to Prevent Heart Failure

An innovative bioprinter designed by a University of Alabama at Birmingham student is speeding tissue engineering and the manufacturing of human tissue for organ regeneration and replacement.

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