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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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Ifetroban for Treating DMD-Associated Cardiomyopathy
Ifetroban for Treating DMD-Associated Cardiomyopathy

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.

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Pathways Improve Patient Care while Increasing the Bottom Line for UCA
Pathways Improve Patient Care while Increasing the Bottom Line for UCA

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.

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Easing the Suffering of Serious Illnesses
Easing the Suffering of Serious Illnesses

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.

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CDC Issues Guidelines for Patients with Suspected Vaping-Related Illness
CDC Issues Guidelines for Patients with Suspected Vaping-Related Illness

The CDC recently released clinical guidelines for treating vaping-related illness, recommending hospitalization for suspected cases when patients have oxygen levels below 95 percent.

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Could Having Colonoscopies at a Younger Age Save Lives?
Could Having Colonoscopies at a Younger Age Save Lives?

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.

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CMS Pilot Program Not Popular But Not Wrong
CMS Pilot Program Not Popular But Not Wrong

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.

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UAB Undiagnosed Diseases Program Finds New Genetic Variant
UAB Undiagnosed Diseases Program Finds New Genetic Variant

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.

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Scan Brings Critical Tool to Fight Lung Cancer Deaths
Scan Brings Critical Tool to Fight Lung Cancer Deaths

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.

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Reducing Readmissions through Transitional Care Management

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.

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Infertility: The Male Component
Infertility: The Male Component

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.

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Urologists Can Serve as Advocates for Men's Health
Urologists Can Serve as Advocates for Men's Health

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.

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Upgrade Options in Full Knee Replacement
Upgrade Options in Full Knee Replacement

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.

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A New Field of Health Careers is Helping to Improve Care
A New Field of Health Careers is Helping to Improve Care

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.

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3-D Technology Enhances Maxillofacial Surgery
3-D Technology Enhances Maxillofacial Surgery

The Le Fort I osteotomy procedure for maxillofacial corrections of jaw deformities has been used successfully for more than 40 years.

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 Powering the Future of Precision Medicine
Powering the Future of Precision Medicine

The more you know, the more you realize there is to learn.

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Adapting Technology Saves Tiny Patients
Adapting Technology Saves Tiny Patients

A repurposed hemofiltration machine is saving the lives of many neonates with severe kidney problems.

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ENT Associates Brings Clarifix to Alabama
ENT Associates Brings Clarifix to Alabama

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.

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Sleckman Named Director of O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sleckman Named Director of O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Imaging Advances Improve Cancer Care
Imaging Advances Improve Cancer Care

"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.

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Collaboration between UAB and Harvard Results in New Non-Invasive Tool for CF
Collaboration between UAB and Harvard Results in New Non-Invasive Tool for CF

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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