If the 2017 healthcare environment could be summed up in one word, it would be "uncertainty."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an order to make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans, using his presidential powers to undermine Obamacare after fellow Republicans in Congress failed to repeal the 2010 law.
At first glance, a ballet dancer and a wrestling superstar seem the ultimate juxtaposition. Closer scrutiny reveals the similitude of performance arts and athleticism.
Last year drew to a close with promises for the swift repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act after the inauguration of Donald Trump.
Recently, in United States ex rel. Emanuele v. Medicor Assocs., 242 F. Supp. 3d 409, 431 (W.D. Pa. 2017), reconsideration denied, No. CV 10-245, 2017 WL 3675921, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued an opinion clarifying that the Stark law still requires executed written agreements to meet safe harbor requirements.
During last year's Alabama legislative session, Senator Trip Pittman introduced a proposal to rein in the costs of malpractice suits. Senate Bill 413 would have replaced the trial-based system with a no-blame, administrative one.
As providers who are currently undergoing a Medicare claims appeal know, there is a lengthy delay to having an appeal actually heard by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Some estimates indicate that it will currently take over 10 years to have an appeal heard.
The size, shape and number of dendritic spines in the brain may play a major role in whether someone gets Alzheimer's disease, according to new research from UAB.
There is growing evidence showing a connection between Parkinson's disease and the composition of the microbiome of the gut.
Can stem cells mend a broken heart? Which approach to managing carotid stenosis is the best option to help which patients avoid a stroke?
Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, along with an international team of collaborators from six countries, have identified a new genetic disorder that causes intellectual and developmental delay in children.
"If this was a prostate cancer tool, 90 percent of surgeons would be using it," says Jeffrey Nix, MD, assistant professor in the UAB Department of Urology, about blue light cystoscopy in bladder cancer surgeries.
Few people alive today remember a time when there were no antibiotics. Before penicillin arrived on the front lines of World War II, many lives and limbs were lost not on the battlefield, but in the days after when even small wounds could become lethal infections.
According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every four cancer deaths is attributed to lung cancer, making the disease the leading cause of cancer death among men and women.
The battle against brain cancer is a personal one for Christopher Jahraus MD, a radiation oncologist with Shelby Baptist Medical Center. When Jahraus was a fourth-year resident in his specialty, his father was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a highly malignant tumor.
Sticking to New Year's resolutions can help with a host of health concerns ... including lowering risk for many types of cancers.
Three devastating hurricanes and the threat of a cholera outbreak from contaminated water; wildfires near Gatlinburg and California wine country; outbreaks of Zika and Ebola--it all reminds us that bad things can happen anywhere.
There is an increasing concern among public health professionals over the link between social media use and an increase in anxiety and depression.
Adam Overstreet has joined Burr & Forman where he will practice with firm's health care group in Birmingham.
Cisco recently recognized TekLinks as the South Area Architectural Excellence - Collaboration Partner of the Year.
DCH Health System has launched a donor breast milk program benefitting premature infants in the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) at DCH Regional Medical Center and Northport Medical Center.
St. Vincent's Health System recently held a ribbon cutting for the opening of its new St. Vincent's Urgent Care location in Homewood.
Over the past 15 years, UAB endocrinologist Anath Shalev, MD has unraveled a crucial biological pathway that malfunctions in diabetes.
Researchers at UAB have found that combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training could be a solution for reducing weight regain after weight loss.
St. Vincent's Primary Care, a service of St. Vincent's Health System, has recently added one existing practice and three new physicians to their network.
Mona N. Fouad, MD, professor and director of the Division of Preventive Medicine in the UAB School of Medicine, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine -- one of the highest honors given to a physician or scientist in the United States.
Lorena Wilson, MD has joined Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center, and is seeing patients at the Homewood, Hoover and Alabaster locations.
Justin Bryant has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Grandview Medical Center. He succeeds Drew Mason who was recently promoted to CEO.
UAB has added 28,600 square feet of clinical space with expansion into the John N. Whitaker Building, which sits just east of the Kirklin Clinic parking deck.
Researchers studying methods of exercise delivery and the effects on people living with multiple sclerosis have been awarded $5.7 million in funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
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