Each day, physicians discover more about the power of regenerative medicine, a game-changing specialty that uses biologics to regenerate human cells or tissues to help heal damaged organs.
“It’s wonderful to see the transformation in the patients’ faces when the dogs arrive,” says Pam Autrey, PhD, RN, and chief nursing officer at Medical West hospital, an affiliate of UAB. The dramatic change occurs in one of the most difficult populations to manage at a hospital, geriatric psych patients.
A new treatment option for atrial fibrillation (AF) has been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). The device, called the Watchman, offers these patients an alternative to taking blood thinners to prevent stroke.
November 1st, the morning after Halloween’s phantoms have shed their masks, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville begins its quest to unmask even more fearsome and elusive real life villains—unknown genetically-based diseases destroying the lives and health of human patients.
“Instead of one option, you get 10 options here,” says Mustafa Ahmed, MD, medical director of the new Structural Heart and Valve Center at Princeton Baptist Medical Center.
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