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Life-saving Battlefield Tourniquet Approved for Use by Alabama First-Responders
Life-saving Battlefield Tourniquet Approved for Use by Alabama First-Responders

The Abdominal Aortic Junctional Tourniquet™ (AAJT) that treats both pelvic hemorrhage and severe bilateral lower junctional hemorrhage has been approved for use by paramedics and other first-responders in Alabama.

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New Prostate Procedure Provides Less Invasive Treatment Option
New Prostate Procedure Provides Less Invasive Treatment Option

More than 500 million men worldwide suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate.

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House Calls
House Calls

Birmingham can be proud of having some of the most advanced health care resources on the planet. But for patients who are house-bound, those resources can be as inaccessible as if they were a world away.

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Sharing ACE Advances
Sharing ACE Advances

In improving cognition and functional outcomes in hospitalized geriatric patients, the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) model has proven its value. The difficulty is that there are so few ACE units and so many patients who could benefit but don't have access.

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One-and-Done Infusion Option for Cellulitis
One-and-Done Infusion Option for Cellulitis

When a patient presents to the emergency room with cellulitis--a soft tissue infection--they often end up admitted to the hospital for an average stay of around 3.8 days.

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Advancements in Imaging Improve Prostate Cancer Detection
Advancements in Imaging Improve Prostate Cancer Detection

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men outside of skin cancers and is the most common solid organ malignancy in American men. UAB Hospital has developed a program for personalized prostate care and advanced state-of-the-art imaging tools that is helping doctors detect and fight this disease.

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Who is Getting Healthcare Right?
Who is Getting Healthcare Right?

Knowledge is power ... Healthgrades has recently released the 20th annual hospital quality rankings and 2nd annual National Health Index, looking at the strengths and challenges city's face in creating a healthy community.

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Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama Advocates for Epilepsy Patients
Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama Advocates for Epilepsy Patients

Following a recent reorganization and move to Birmingham, the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama kicked off Epilepsy Awareness Month with their Annual Purple Pumpkin Walk.

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When Basic Science Becomes a Breakthrough
When Basic Science Becomes a Breakthrough

Noted immunologists joined forces at the recent International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference to discuss the importance of fostering and funding basic science.

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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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