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Easing the Toll of PTSD for Military Veterans

Only 10 VA facilities offer the game changing SGB procedure

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

What to Look for and Expect

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Generations of Physicians Serve the Princeton Baptist Medical Center Community
Daniel Avery Jr., MD (left) with son Daniel Avery III, MD.
Generations of Physicians Serve the Princeton Baptist Medical Center Community

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.

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The Financial Risks of Biologics
The Financial Risks of Biologics

Made from a living organism or its products, biologics treat anything from cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma to wrinkles.

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New Clinical  Guidance in  Neuropalliative Care
New Clinical Guidance in Neuropalliative Care

Training is needed for serious illness communication.

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St. Vincent's Implants Birmingham's First Cordella Heart Failure Monitor
St. Vincent's Implants Birmingham's First Cordella Heart Failure Monitor

Heart failure is the number one cause of hospital admissions for Medicare-age patients in the United States.

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New Personalized Test for Cancer
New Personalized Test for Cancer

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.

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New Drug Options for Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome
New Drug Options for Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome

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.

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The Challenge of Osteoporosis
The Challenge of Osteoporosis

"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.

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New Treatment Options for Cardiac Amyloidosis
New Treatment Options for Cardiac Amyloidosis

There are now medications for treating cardiac amyloidosis, specifically ATTR-CM, that increase the value of diagnosing the disease.

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New Relief for Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears
New Relief for Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears

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.

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Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center
Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center

Hearing the words "breast cancer" may be the loneliest moment some women ever face.

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New Device for Chronic Nonallergic Rhinitis
New Device for Chronic Nonallergic Rhinitis

A new device can deliver some permanent relief to the estimated 19 million Americans who suffer from chronic nonallergic rhinitis.

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An Old Technology Gives Cancer Patients a New Chance at Life
An Old Technology Gives Cancer Patients a New Chance at Life

"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.

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UAB One of Six in the World with New Fiber Optic Visualization Technology
UAB One of Six in the World with New Fiber Optic Visualization Technology

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).

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Leadless Pacemaker for Patients with AV Block
The Micra AV is implanted into the right ventricle. The Micra AV is the size of a big vitamin capsule.
Leadless Pacemaker for Patients with AV Block

"I'm a huge fan. It's revolutionary," says Amit Shah, MD, about leadless pacemakers.

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UAB Performs First Transplant of Pig Kidney to Brain-Dead Human
UAB Xenotransplant team. From left, front row: Jayme Locke, MD, Katie Stegner, Lindsey Banks, Amy Johnson, MD, Sara Macedon; Back row: Babak Orandi, MD, Jordan Lee, MD, Paige Porrett, MD, Brett Findley, Natalie Budd, Douglas Anderson, MD, Drew Shunk, MD,
UAB Performs First Transplant of Pig Kidney to Brain-Dead Human

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.

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All Sinus Troubles Aren't the Same - Sinusitis vs Rhinitis

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.

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UAB Performs First Robotic-Assisted Tracheobronchoplasty in Alabama
UAB Performs First Robotic-Assisted Tracheobronchoplasty in Alabama

The precision of robot-assisted surgery has now become a life-saving option for tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) patients in Alabama.

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New Program Helps Pediatrics with Chronic Disorders Transition to Adult Healthcare
New Program Helps Pediatrics with Chronic Disorders Transition to Adult Healthcare

Not so long ago, few children with cystic fibrosis lived long enough to need the care of an obstetrician or other adult health specialist.

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All Swelling is Not Heart Failure
All Swelling is Not Heart Failure

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.

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Adding Color to Clinical Studies
Adding Color to Clinical Studies

Clinical trials in the U.S. will soon more accurately represent people who will utilize the treatments, thanks in part to a Birmingham company.

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Urology Centers of  Alabama to Open  Men's Health Center
Urology Centers of Alabama to Open Men's Health Center

Urology Centers of Alabama (UCA) is readying a new center dedicated to men's health, which will open in the first quarter of 2022.

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Pharmacogenomics Becoming a Valuable Tool in Clinical Care
Pharmacogenomics Becoming a Valuable Tool in Clinical Care

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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UAB One of the First in the Nation with New AI-Driven Linear Accelerator System
UAB One of the First in the Nation with New AI-Driven Linear Accelerator System

Personalized Precision Adaptive Radiation Therapy

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