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Cullman Regional Medical Center Focuses on Patients' Total Health
Cullman Regional Medical Center Focuses on Patients' Total Health

Cullman Regional is differentiating itself from the current trend facing many community hospitals that are closing or being sold to larger healthcare systems.

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UAB Special Care Unit Improves Outcomes for Ventilator Patients
UAB Special Care Unit Improves Outcomes for Ventilator Patients

In October 2016, UAB Hospital established a new Special Care Unit (SCU) designed to improve care for patients on a ventilator with a goal of weaning them off the machine sooner.

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Personalized, Less-Invasive Repair for Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
Personalized, Less-Invasive Repair for Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
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The Practical Potential for Low Cost Genetic Testing
The Practical Potential for Low Cost Genetic Testing

In narrowing a difficult diagnosis while choosing medications and advising the patient, an accurate family history can offer valuable insights. However, getting one isn't always simple.

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An Ounce of Prevention: Building Better Vaccines
An Ounce of Prevention: Building Better Vaccines

A hundred years ago, the influenza pandemic of 1918 swept the globe, killing between fifty and a hundred million people--between three and five percent of the world's population.

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Kirklin Clinic Looks to Industrial Engineers to Improve Patient Access to Care
Kirklin Clinic Looks to Industrial Engineers to Improve Patient Access to Care

The best medical care in the world is only as good as the access a patient has to that care. At Kirklin Clinic, industrial engineers in the Performance Engineering department seek to improve patient access by focusing on better ways to increase efficiency, reduce healthcare costs and improve the overall patient experience.

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Local Cardiologists Evaluate Hypertension-Control Device in National Trial
Local Cardiologists Evaluate Hypertension-Control Device in National Trial

Uncontrolled hypertension is a dangerous condition that can lead to heart attack, stroke and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 75 million Americans have high blood pressure and only half of them have the condition under control.

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Big Promise in a Small Patch
Big Promise in a Small Patch

A small wireless device that detects abnormal and potentially dangerous heart arrhythmias may replace the Holter monitor as the preferred method for tracking electrical heart activity in ambulatory patients.

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Genes And Cardiovascular Disease: When Can Testing Be A Tool?

Heart disease doesn't play fair. Lifelong smokers who never exercise may live well into their 80s on fast food, while vegetarian joggers can die suddenly when their hearts give out.

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Get with the Guidelines: Blood Pressure Edition
Get with the Guidelines: Blood Pressure Edition

This past November, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association redefined the way clinicians and the public should think about 'high' blood pressure.

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Radial Caths and Stents
Radial Caths and Stents

"The advantages were clear. When we saw one of our Heart South cardiologists using radial access for caths and stents, we all wanted to learn. Now we do 70 to 75 percent of our caths and stents using the radial approach," Clifton Vance, MD, of Heart South said.

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Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement
Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement

In order to use the robot technology, patients get a CT scan prior to the operation, which the doctor uses to map out a plan. At the time of surgery, the surgeon uses the CT template to confirm that plan. "That's what takes a little longer," said Davis.

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Can NAD+ Slow the Aging Process?
Can NAD+ Slow the Aging Process?

In 2013, David Sinclair, PhD, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, scored a big news splash when he took a group of old mice and restored the mitochondria in their muscles to a youthful state after injecting them with a molecule that boosted levels of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+).

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Playing Outdoors Can Help Prevent Myopia Development in Children
Playing Outdoors Can Help Prevent Myopia Development in Children

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is becoming a worldwide public health crisis. In the United States, about one-third of the population has myopia and the prevalence is increasing.

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Improved Sightlines
Improved Sightlines

In mid-December, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced approval of Luxturna (voretigene neparvovec-rzyl), the first directly administered gene therapy approved in the U.S. to target a disease caused by mutations in a specific gene ... in this case, a rare form of inherited vision loss.

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Cell Senesence
Cell Senesence

"Nature was good at selecting for traits that helped us survive from infancy to reproductive age. After that, it didn't concern itself much with helping to develop genes to stay healthy and live a long life," Steven N. Austad, PhD, Chair of the Department of Biology at UAB, said.

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Metabolism, Aging and Longevity
Metabolism, Aging and Longevity

At the most basic level, life is energy. Within each cell, the transformation of nutrients and oxygen powers the processes, activity and thoughts that make us living beings.

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The Impact of Behavior on Health Status, Longevity in the Southeast
The Impact of Behavior on Health Status, Longevity in the Southeast

United Health Foundation's annual America's Health Rankings® report explores state rankings on 35 health measures. How did Alabama fare?

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Virtual Care in Alabama Now Available 24/7
Virtual Care in Alabama Now Available 24/7

Without moving an inch, anyone in Alabama can now use their phone, computer or tablet to connect virtually to a physician or nurse practitioner in minutes any time of day or night through St. Vincent's OnDemand service for a nominal fee of $35.

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Low-Dose CT Scans Help Decrease Lung Cancer Mortality
Low-Dose CT Scans Help Decrease Lung Cancer Mortality

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.

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New Treatment Lengthens Survival in Glioblastoma Patients
New Treatment Lengthens Survival in Glioblastoma Patients

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.

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Reducing Risk by Rethinking Weight
Reducing Risk by Rethinking Weight

Sticking to New Year's resolutions can help with a host of health concerns ... including lowering risk for many types of cancers.

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Responding To Disaster
Responding To Disaster

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.

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Social Media: A Public Health Threat?
Social Media: A Public Health Threat?

There is an increasing concern among public health professionals over the link between social media use and an increase in anxiety and depression.

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UAB Engages Blue Light Imaging in Bladder Cancer
UAB Engages Blue Light Imaging in Bladder Cancer

"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.

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