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The Stricklands Advocate Plant-Based Diet
The Stricklands Advocate Plant-Based Diet
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Grand Rounds

Barton Wood, MD Speaks on Hernias
Barton Wood, MD Speaks on Hernias

Barton S. Wood, MD of Advanced Surgeons recently spoke to a gathering at the Greystone YMCA, where he discussed hernia surgery.

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Blue Cross Promotes Executives
Blue Cross Promotes Executives

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has promoted several executives.

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Carter Elected to State Medical Association Board
Carter Elected to State Medical Association Board

Hernando Carter, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine at UAB, will serve on the Medical Association of the State of Alabama's board. Carter was elected as an at-large member.

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Doug Brewer Joins Whitfield Memorial Hospital as CEO
Doug Brewer Joins Whitfield Memorial Hospital as CEO

Douglas Brewer has been named the new chief executive officer of Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital (BWWMH). He joins BWWMH from Citizens Baptist Medical Center in Talladega.

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Fayette Medical Center Offers Psychiatry Services via Telemedicine
Fayette Medical Center Offers Psychiatry Services via Telemedicine

Fayette Medical Center now provides psychiatric assessment for patients in its emergency department via telemedicine.

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Herbert Walker, Jr., MD Joins St. Vincent's Primary Care Network
Herbert Walker, Jr., MD Joins St. Vincent's Primary Care Network

Herbert Walker, Jr., MD and his Cahaba Heights practice recently joined the St. Vincent's Primary Care network of locations in the greater Birmingham area.

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Hutchins Honored with DCH Excellence Award
Hutchins Honored with DCH Excellence Award

Ed Hutchins, an analyst who works in Information Technology at the DCH Health System, has been named a recipient of the DCH Excellence Award.

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Jayme Locke, MD is Honored
Jayme Locke, MD is Honored

Jayme Locke, MD, director of the UAB Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program, has been awarded the Distinguished Investigator Award for Translation into Public Benefit and Policy.

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Odom Joins Southeast Gastro
Odom Joins Southeast Gastro

Alaina Odom, CRNP has joined Southeast Gastro where she will practice collaboratively with Bradley Rubery, MD. She will care for patients at the Southeast Gastro Grandview and Alabaster clinics.

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St. Vincent's Birmingham Now Offers Multiple Mazor Renaissance Robots

St. Vincent's Birmingham is the only hospital in the state and one of only two hospitals in the country to offer multiple Mazor Renaissance Robots for minimally invasive spinal surgery.

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UAB Health System Recognized for Supply Chain Performance Excellence

Vizient has named the UAB Health System as a 2018 Top Performer for supply chain performance excellence.

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UAB Orthopaedics Opens Sports Medicine Clinic
UAB Orthopaedics Opens Sports Medicine Clinic

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the UAB School of Medicine has opened a new sports medicine clinic at UAB Highlands Hospital targeted at college-age and older athletes.

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Walker Baptist Receives American Heart Association Award

Walker Baptist Medical Center has received the American Heart Association's Get With The GuidelinesĀ®-Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award.

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Willett to lead international internal medicine residency training organization
Willett to lead international internal medicine residency training organization

Lisa Willett, MD, director of the Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program and vice chair for Education in the Department of Medicine, was elected president-elect of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM).

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Business

Alabama Caught in the Mire of the Hospital Wage Index
Alabama Caught in the Mire of the Hospital Wage Index

"The methodology was flawed to begin with," says Danne Howard, chief policy officer with Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA), about Medicare's method for calculating the reimbursement rate for hospitals, especially rural facilities. "But it's become even worse."

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Building Boom for UAB Medicine
Building Boom for UAB Medicine

Girders, cranes, and concrete are a familiar sight around UAB, especially now with three new construction projects underway on the medical side alone.

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Escobar Materiality Requirement Wipes Out $347 Million Jury Verdict in False Claims Act Case

In 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Universal Health Servs. v. U.S. ex rel. Escobar which dealt, in part, with how the "materiality" requirement should be enforced in False Claims Act ("FCA") cases.

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European Union's General Data Protection Regulation
European Union's General Data Protection Regulation

You may have heard a lot lately about GDPR lately and thought "Why should I care? It probably won't affect me or my business."

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Understanding Total Cost of Occupancy
Understanding Total Cost of Occupancy

There are many questions to consider when determining where to locate or move a practice.

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Clinical

Finding the Sweet Spot in Aesthetic Medicine
Finding the Sweet Spot in Aesthetic Medicine

Patients want to 'look natural,' but what does that mean? Noted Chicago plastic surgeon, professor, researcher, and author Dr. Steven Dayan offers insight on his vision for the four dimensions of beauty.

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New Procedure Offers More Affordable Treatment for Infertility
New Procedure Offers More Affordable Treatment for Infertility

A new device, the INVOcell, is now available for many women seeking infertility treatment at one-third of the cost of traditional in vitro fertilization.

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Reconstructive Medicine Helps Patients Reclaim Their Self Image
Reconstructive Medicine Helps Patients Reclaim Their Self Image

In an instant on a slippery interstate, the face you expect to see in the mirror every morning could change.

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USPSTF Issues Final Recommendation on PSA-Based Screening
USPSTF Issues Final Recommendation on PSA-Based Screening

Does PSA-based screening for prostate cancer do more harm than good? While the USPSTF has released final recommendations for routine screening, the answer really remains an individualized decision.

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