Pulmonologist Sandra Gilley, MD says that COPD and lung cancer are a very real risk for women. And she wants physicians to be aware of the current screening recommendations.
Jim Freeman survived D-Day. He survived Rommel's tanks rolling over his foxhole in North Africa, and even made it home after lying wounded in the snow at the Battle of the Bulge.
'Brain tumor' may be the two most frightening words a patient will ever hear a surgeon speak. After the shock, there will be questions--most will ask what can be done.
Look in a medical textbook for an illustration of the pelvis, near the tailbone, and along each side you'll find a complex-looking structure of connecting bones and joints.
Hypothermia in newborns is common worldwide and the incidence of is substantially higher in developing countries. Even in the United States, many babies require hospitalization because of hypothermia.
In March, President Donald Trump signed a massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill into law to fund the federal government.
The only surgical course for those suffering from moderate lumbar spinal stenosis used to be open back surgery. But two years ago, a new option entered the physician's arsenal.
Abnormal development in the hip joint in adolescents and young adults is more common than was once thought. The condition can lead to hip dysplasia and hip impingement and usually requires surgery to correct the problem.
"Teraflop" is not a word you're likely to hear at your local computer store. It's a measure of processing power that allows calculations at a rate of a trillion per second with nine floating decimal points.
On one hand, we're on the threshold of an incredible era in personalized medicine with scientific breakthroughs making possible highly individualized care that could advance both quality and years of life.
"Biologics are wonderful for treating a specific patient," says Carol Smith, MD with Birmingham Allergy & Asthma Specialists.
In recognition that physician burnout is increasing, the AMA and other companies and organizations have begun tackling the critical issue from a variety of vantage points
Many patients with persistent asthma have a difficult time achieving control. Results of a new pragmatic study found applying APGAR tools significantly reduced ED, urgent care and hospital admissions while improving patient control and practice adherence to guidelines.
When Deborah Flint, director of Performance Engineering at the Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, tackles a project to shorten wait times, streamline a process or improve clinic flow, she and her team have a number of tools they can use for maximum effectiveness.
Those who face aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD)--also known as Samter's Triad or aspirin sensitive asthma--may not know it for possibly decades, if ever.
Next time you're tempted to skip the gym, consider this: recent research into the epigenetic effects of exercise suggests that workout sessions can do more than just get your abs in shape. They can act as a virtual time machine to keep both your body and mind younger.
Today's radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer was a high-tech advance when it was introduced decades ago. But now there's a brand-new generation of the machines, the Halcyon Linear Accelerator, that its user, Urology Centers of Alabama (UCA), calls transformative.
Cullman Regional is differentiating itself from the current trend facing many community hospitals that are closing or being sold to larger healthcare systems.
In October 2016, UAB Hospital established a new Special Care Unit (SCU) designed to improve care for patients on a ventilator with a goal of weaning them off the machine sooner.
In narrowing a difficult diagnosis while choosing medications and advising the patient, an accurate family history can offer valuable insights. However, getting one isn't always simple.
A hundred years ago, the influenza pandemic of 1918 swept the globe, killing between fifty and a hundred million people--between three and five percent of the world's population.
The best medical care in the world is only as good as the access a patient has to that care. At Kirklin Clinic, industrial engineers in the Performance Engineering department seek to improve patient access by focusing on better ways to increase efficiency, reduce healthcare costs and improve the overall patient experience.
Uncontrolled hypertension is a dangerous condition that can lead to heart attack, stroke and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 75 million Americans have high blood pressure and only half of them have the condition under control.
A small wireless device that detects abnormal and potentially dangerous heart arrhythmias may replace the Holter monitor as the preferred method for tracking electrical heart activity in ambulatory patients.
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