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Do Not Resuscitate
Do Not Resuscitate

"The perception is that a Do Not Resuscitate order--at least for families and patients--translates as do not treat. That's a communication hurdle we have to overcome regularly," says Greg Ayers, MD, director of palliative medicine at Princeton and Brookwood Baptist Medical Centers.

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UAB's New HyperArc™ High-Definition Radiotherapy
UAB's New HyperArc™ High-Definition Radiotherapy

A new radiotherapy option, developed by UAB in collaboration with Varian Medical Systems, is delivering high-quality treatments to patients with brain cancer.

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Nonsurgical Hemorrhoid Treatment Provides Relief
Nonsurgical Hemorrhoid Treatment Provides Relief

"Everyone has hemorrhoids," said Rajat Parikh, MD, president of Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates. "That's a common misconception among patients and many physicians."

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Adjusting Diet to Resolve Gastric Problems
Adjusting Diet to Resolve Gastric Problems

When it comes to gastroenterological issues, the first line of attack is to look at diet. But discovering what foods a given patient is sensitive to is a lengthy process that physicians don't have time to do.

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Donation Program for Umbilical Cord Blood
Donation Program for Umbilical Cord Blood

Eight years ago, Ashley Tamucci, MD, an OBGYN at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, was talking with an expectant mother who wanted to donate her umbilical cord blood (UCB) to a donor bank. This was new territory for Tamucci.

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Genes in Healing
Genes in Healing

Scalpel, stethoscope, antibiotics--as each landmark tool earned its place in the physician's bag, it brought a leap forward in patient care. Perhaps today's most anticipated new tools are those growing out of the mapping of the human genome.

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Princeton's Cardiovascular Bridge with China
Princeton's Cardiovascular Bridge with China

It began in 2008 with two Chinese cardiologists--a man and a woman. They were the first to participate in a cardiovascular fellowship program between Chinese physicians and Princeton Baptist Medical Center. They stayed six months and the program took off.

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Addressing the Gap Between Need & Access in Treating Addiction
Addressing the Gap Between Need & Access in Treating Addiction

Need far outstrips capacity when it comes to treating substance abuse disorders. American Addiction Centers CMO Dr. Lawrence Weinstein discusses barriers to care and possible solutions.

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Pharmacogenomics as Predictor
Pharmacogenomics as Predictor

Medications form the main modality of treatment for diseases. Medications are efficacious in most but not all patients. Moreover, adverse effects are common.

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UAB Now Offers Autonomic Testing with a Comprehensive Lab
UAB Now Offers Autonomic Testing with a Comprehensive Lab
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Precision Oncology
Precision Oncology

In the past, tumors were often treated based on where they first presented. In the lung, they were treated as lung cancer. In the prostate, odds were that a prostate cancer protocol would offer the greatest hope for a cure.

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Comprehensive Hip Care Concept Provides Specialized Treatment
Comprehensive Hip Care Concept Provides Specialized Treatment

Nowhere is efficiency more important than in the practice of medicine. Orthopaedists at the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center have embraced that philosophy through specialty care in its Hip Center.

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Non-Surgical Treatments Can Delay Joint Replacement
Non-Surgical Treatments Can Delay Joint Replacement

As we age, the cartilage in our joints begin to deteriorate. Years of use will gradually wear down the cushion provided by cartilage and can lead to inflammation, swelling and, finally, arthritis.

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Treating Your Back Pain Without Surgery
Treating Your Back Pain Without Surgery

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor, but not all back problems require surgery. Most causes of the pain can be treated with non-surgical methods in a doctor's office.

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Playing it Safe
Playing it Safe

The ACL Play-It-Safe Program™ is being implemented across the country to help athletes understand the mechanics of movement and reduce non-contact ACL injuries.

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Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute
Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute

In less than two centuries, medical science has accomplished miracles--vaccines, anesthesia, antibiotics and now even heart and face transplants. It has saved millions.

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Practicing with Precision
Practicing with Precision

Precision medicine holds great promise to tailor treatment in a manner that maximizes outcomes, yet a number of barriers exist that hinder the rapidly growing discipline's integration into daily practice.

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Finding Balance
Finding Balance

One 80-year-old fractures a hip, which triggers a physical decline that leads to an early death. Another octogenarian still enjoys golf and tennis. What is the difference? Staying healthy--and a big part of that is maintaining healthy vestibular function.

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Virtual Care In Alabama: Greater Access and Lower Cost

Telehealth hit a bump in its road to progress when the Office of Inspector General released the April 2018 Audit reporting errors in telehealth claims.

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Urology Centers Invest in Employees through Wellness Program
Urology Centers Invest in Employees through Wellness Program

Jason Biddy, CEO of Urology Centers of Alabama, and Alisa Pugh, director of human resources, had a problem. Insurance costs for the practice were climbing and the health of the 185 employees was not as good as they wanted to see.

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New all-in-one GI Endoscopy Center opens at St. Vincent's Birmingham
New all-in-one GI Endoscopy Center opens at St. Vincent's Birmingham

With the opening of its new GI endoscopy center, St. Vincent's Birmingham now boasts a 20,768-square-foot facility with all general and interventional endoscopy services in one location.

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Too Much Screen Time Can Harm a Child's Health
Too Much Screen Time Can Harm a Child's Health

Millions of children use digital devices - computers, cell phones, televisions - for three or more hours a day for education and recreation. Studies show that too much screen time is causing physical and psychological issues in young people.

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Education Critical in Effort to Solve Antibiotic Resistance
Education Critical in Effort to Solve Antibiotic Resistance

As an associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UAB and practicing physician at Children's of Alabama, Shannon Ross, MD has seen her share of patients with antibiotic resistance.

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Children's Opens Psychiatric Telephone Response Center
Children's Opens Psychiatric Telephone Response Center

Local emergency rooms are becoming front and center in what health care providers are calling a mental health crisis for children and adolescents.

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Accounting for ACE to Maximize Outcomes in Pediatric Patients
Accounting for ACE to Maximize Outcomes in Pediatric Patients

From adverse traumatic experiences to ongoing toxic stress, childhood traumas often play a role in adult physical, mental and emotional health.

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