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.
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.
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.
When you look at the class picture from almost any medical school, you can see how far women have come as physicians.
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.
Following successful preclinical trials and FDA funding, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals is preparing to launch a new Phase II trial of ifetroban to treat cardiomyopathy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patients.
When Urology Centers of Alabama started a data analytics program last year, they discovered that over 50 percent of their overactive bladder (OAB) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients never showed back up for a second visit. That was clearly a problem, both from a patient care perspective as well as the practice's bottom line.
For physicians who went into medicine to save lives and heal people, one of the greatest frustrations they face is when they run out of options for a patient's cure.
The CDC recently released clinical guidelines for treating vaping-related illness, recommending hospitalization for suspected cases when patients have oxygen levels below 95 percent.
It's a rite of passage that people turning 50 tend to look forward to with about as much enthusiasm as finding their first invitation to join AARP in the mail.
Only about half of eligible Medicare beneficiaries in 2017 were enrolled in hospice care at their time of death, and most accessed this specialized care (40 percent) for only the last two weeks, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
For most of her life, a young woman had been a medical mystery. At age five, her lower limbs began to show impairment. The cause eluded physicians.
David Franco, MD, a pulmonary specialist with Pulmonary Associates of the Southeast, is on a mission to prevent deaths from lung cancer through early detection by making screening a priority for patients at high-risk for the disease.
Reducing hospital readmissions has been a focus of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") for some time now and particularly since the enactment of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program ("HRRP") in 2012.
While infertility is still often perceived as a predominantly female disorder, the reality is that a male component is present in about half the cases where there is failure to achieve pregnancy.
Gynecologists have long been recognized as champions of women's health care, and Eric Brewer MD, a physician with Urology Centers of Alabama, says urologists should play the same role for men.
For years, the conventional wisdom regarding full knee replacements has been to wait until the patient is 60 years old because of a preference to do a single surgery.
Information overload is one of the pervasive constants in modern life. That's especially true in health care. On the plus side, medical knowledge is expanding every day.
The Le Fort I osteotomy procedure for maxillofacial corrections of jaw deformities has been used successfully for more than 40 years.
The more you know, the more you realize there is to learn.
A repurposed hemofiltration machine is saving the lives of many neonates with severe kidney problems.
This July, ENT Associates of Alabama introduced a new innovative procedure for the treatment of chronic rhinitis, a condition that affects up to 58 million people in the United States.
"We're particularly excited about Dototate, a peptide that binds to somatostatin receptors," said Jonathan McConathy, MD, PhD, Director of the Division of Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics at UAB.
For the past decade, Steven M. Rowe, MD, director of the Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center and a professor of medicine at UAB, has been partnering with his collaborator at Harvard to develop a new, minimally invasive tool that enables physicians to view nasal airways at a cellular level.
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