Eosinophil esophagitis (EoE) is becoming a more widely recognized disease among allergists and gastroenterologists.
Almost 4 million people in the United States are living with Hepatitis C and don’t know they are infected.
Treating damaged joints with the body’s own stem cells
“Heal thyself” is taking on a whole new meaning now that biologic therapies are rapidly emerging to treat a wide range of conditions.
Direct revascularization through targeted angiosomes is proving to be successful in the treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI) and peripheral artery disease (PAD), particularly in wound healing for patients suffering from diabetes and end-stage kidney disease.
Physicians typically close their medical practice due to retirement, but the business may close due to death, disability, leaving solo practice and joining a group or an institution, or leaving medicine altogether. In any of these situations, it’s important to know the major issues to consider when closing your practice.
One result of the Republican victories last November may be an acceleration of consumer-driven healthcare as an alternative to Obamacare.
When Is It Time To Refer?
Pain can be a survival trait, warning us of imminent danger or the need to seek help. It can be a vital sign providing clues in diagnosing an acute illness or injury.
Christopher Harmon's life and career are a study in contrasts.
A search for electronic cigarette stores in Birmingham quickly generates 30 listings on the Yellow Pages site.
Though "medicine" and "micro-brewery" may be near one another in a dictionary, for most people the two words are not a combination of pursuits that immediately come to mind.
Signs of disease may be detectable in the eye years in advance
Shakespeare said the eyes are windows to the soul. They can also give a pretty clear indication of health issues that may be developing in other parts of the body.
A 55-year-old man with peripheral neuropathy taking three diabetes medications came to Farah Sultan, MD, a primary care physician in Birmingham, fed up and in pain. Within six weeks, his blood sugar had stabilized enough that he quit all his diabetes prescriptions along with his medications for blood pressure, pain, depression, and cholesterol.
New technology that fuses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound is improving the detection of prostate cancer and helping to avoid unnecessary biopsies.
The fall 2015 opening of Grandview Medical Center will bring convenient access to quality hospital care to people who live and work along Birmingham’s U.S. 280 corridor, along with thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue.
Many well-meaning managers engage with employees on social media websites, and doing so provides a host of benefits: stronger relationships between employees and management; a sense of collegiality; instant updates on employees' life changes.
The House of Representatives voted on March 26, 2015 to pass the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
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