Rajini Murthy, MD has joined Total Skin & Beauty Dermatology.
Urology Centers of Alabama and the Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research have entered into a strategic partnership to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
Steven Pittler, PhD, director of the UAB School of Optometry Vision Science Research Center, has been awarded an R01 grant to develop mouse model studies of autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa (arRP), a prevalent and progressive blinding disorder that currently has no treatment or preventive means.
The School of Public Health at UAB has been listed as having one of the best online Master of Public Health programs in the nation.
Marsha White, a senior health care executive with over 25 years of leadership in hospitals and health systems, has been named chief nursing officer for the DCH Health System.
Endocrinologist Janelle Townes, MD has joined St. Vincent's East Endocrinology which is part of the St. Vincent's Health System
"The perception is that a Do Not Resuscitate order--at least for families and patients--translates as do not treat. That's a communication hurdle we have to overcome regularly," says Greg Ayers, MD, director of palliative medicine at Princeton and Brookwood Baptist Medical Centers.
A new radiotherapy option, developed by UAB in collaboration with Varian Medical Systems, is delivering high-quality treatments to patients with brain cancer.
Micah Morgan, CRNP has never shied away from a challenge. After earning her nursing degree from UAB in 2011, Morgan began working at the UAB Medical Intensive Care Unit and quickly developed a passion for caring for the critically ill.
"Everyone has hemorrhoids," said Rajat Parikh, MD, president of Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates. "That's a common misconception among patients and many physicians."
When it comes to gastroenterological issues, the first line of attack is to look at diet. But discovering what foods a given patient is sensitive to is a lengthy process that physicians don't have time to do.
In this day and age, where a vast amount of information is stored electronically and you can buy almost anything with a "one-click" purchase, it comes as no surprise that cyber-incidents are on the rise, especially among healthcare providers.
Eight years ago, Ashley Tamucci, MD, an OBGYN at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, was talking with an expectant mother who wanted to donate her umbilical cord blood (UCB) to a donor bank. This was new territory for Tamucci.
Scalpel, stethoscope, antibiotics--as each landmark tool earned its place in the physician's bag, it brought a leap forward in patient care. Perhaps today's most anticipated new tools are those growing out of the mapping of the human genome.
It began in 2008 with two Chinese cardiologists--a man and a woman. They were the first to participate in a cardiovascular fellowship program between Chinese physicians and Princeton Baptist Medical Center. They stayed six months and the program took off.
Need far outstrips capacity when it comes to treating substance abuse disorders. American Addiction Centers CMO Dr. Lawrence Weinstein discusses barriers to care and possible solutions.
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals is focused on workforce training and development to ensure clinical trials are well designed, executed, and reported to move the science forward.
To facilitate the American healthcare system's transformation from volume-based to value-based payment, CMS is requesting public comment regarding its newly proposed rule that would shift the amount of risk that participants in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) assume under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).
Medications form the main modality of treatment for diseases. Medications are efficacious in most but not all patients. Moreover, adverse effects are common.
A study comparing two breathing tubes used by paramedics during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest shows that the King laryngeal tube was superior to the more commonly used endotracheal tube.
According to a 2014 study, 85 percent of the U.S. population consumes at least one caffeinated beverage per day, with coffee as the leading source by far, for an average intake of 165 mg per day across all age groups.
In September, representatives of the Children's of Alabama, UAB Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and the Lakeshore Foundation cut the ceremonial red ribbon for the grand opening of Children's at Lakeshore - the latest chapter in a partnership among the institutions.
Lincoln Health System (LHS), a county-owned, non-profit corporation, has entered into a strategic affiliation agreement with Huntsville Hospital Health System (HHHS) to become part of a larger affiliated health care system that will allow for more efficient delivery of services to residents of southern Tennessee and northern Alabama.
Douglas Morgan, MD, a global expert in the epidemiology and prevention of gastric cancer has been named Director of the UAB Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
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