Only 10 VA facilities offer the game changing SGB procedure
Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham's west end is celebrating 100 years of service this year. As they commemorate providing healthcare to generations of Birmingham families, they also boast generations of healthcare providers.
Made from a living organism or its products, biologics treat anything from cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma to wrinkles.
Training is needed for serious illness communication.
Heart failure is the number one cause of hospital admissions for Medicare-age patients in the United States.
When President Biden reignited the Cancer Moonshot initiative in February, he stated ambitious goals, including halving the number of cancer-related deaths in just a decade.
Barry McLean MD, PhD treats many patients for metabolic syndrome, and he seeks to address it before it becomes a more serious condition which cannot be cured. Unfortunately, many of the newest treatments are not always covered by insurance.
"The main reason osteoporosis is such a poorly appreciated and treated problem is because, in and of itself, it doesn't directly cause pain or death," says Chris Heck, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon and osteoporosis physician champion at Southlake Orthopaedics.
There are now medications for treating cardiac amyloidosis, specifically ATTR-CM, that increase the value of diagnosing the disease.
What used to be a long and arduous treatment and rehabilitation for massive and irreparable rotator cuff tears has been cut in half with a procedure now being performed at UAB.
Hearing the words "breast cancer" may be the loneliest moment some women ever face.
A new device can deliver some permanent relief to the estimated 19 million Americans who suffer from chronic nonallergic rhinitis.
"Colon and rectal cancer are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States," said Vikas Dudeja MD, FACS, James P. Hayes Endowed Professor and Director of the Division of Surgical Oncology at UAB.
The UAB Cardiovascular Institute is one of only six centers in the world with a new light-based, visualization technology called Fiber Optic RealShape (FORS).
"I'm a huge fan. It's revolutionary," says Amit Shah, MD, about leadless pacemakers.
One of the biggest tragedies in modern healthcare is that, while transplants are hugely effective for failing kidneys with a 96 percent success rate, there are only about 25,000 kidneys available annually with 800,000 patients who need them.
When I'm interviewing a patient in my Otolaryngology practice at ENT Associates of Alabama, he or she will often tell me he has sinus.
The precision of robot-assisted surgery has now become a life-saving option for tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) patients in Alabama.
Not so long ago, few children with cystic fibrosis lived long enough to need the care of an obstetrician or other adult health specialist.
As a cardiologist, I have become accustomed to diagnosing and treating patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), seeing their leg edema, prescribing lasix, doing an evaluation en route to hopefully watching their recovery.
Clinical trials in the U.S. will soon more accurately represent people who will utilize the treatments, thanks in part to a Birmingham company.
Urology Centers of Alabama (UCA) is readying a new center dedicated to men's health, which will open in the first quarter of 2022.
While genetics provides opportunities to maximize the safety and efficacy of medicines, pharmacogenomics, which studies how a patient's DNA affects her response to drugs, aims to tailor medical treatment to each person or to a group of people.
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