Precision medicine holds great promise to tailor treatment in a manner that maximizes outcomes, yet a number of barriers exist that hinder the rapidly growing discipline's integration into daily practice.
One 80-year-old fractures a hip, which triggers a physical decline that leads to an early death. Another octogenarian still enjoys golf and tennis. What is the difference? Staying healthy--and a big part of that is maintaining healthy vestibular function.
Telehealth hit a bump in its road to progress when the Office of Inspector General released the April 2018 Audit reporting errors in telehealth claims.
Jason Biddy, CEO of Urology Centers of Alabama, and Alisa Pugh, director of human resources, had a problem. Insurance costs for the practice were climbing and the health of the 185 employees was not as good as they wanted to see.
With the opening of its new GI endoscopy center, St. Vincent's Birmingham now boasts a 20,768-square-foot facility with all general and interventional endoscopy services in one location.
Millions of children use digital devices - computers, cell phones, televisions - for three or more hours a day for education and recreation. Studies show that too much screen time is causing physical and psychological issues in young people.
As an associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UAB and practicing physician at Children's of Alabama, Shannon Ross, MD has seen her share of patients with antibiotic resistance.
Local emergency rooms are becoming front and center in what health care providers are calling a mental health crisis for children and adolescents.
From adverse traumatic experiences to ongoing toxic stress, childhood traumas often play a role in adult physical, mental and emotional health.
In a new report from the de Beaumont Foundation, health system executives weigh in on working outside their facilities' four walls to impact community health.
Surgical site infections cost the health care community billions of dollars each year in the United States and account for approximately 22 percent of all hospital-acquired infections.
Providers wouldn't wait to intervene with breast cancer until it had become metastatic. Yet, delayed reaction is too often the case when it comes to suicide prevention efforts.
Looking forward to living longer is one of the great things about life in the age of modern medicine. However, most of us probably hope to look younger longer too.
Celebrity suicides by people who seemed to have everything have reminded us that depression and suicidal impulses can be as lethal as any physical disease.
It's an exciting time in orthopaedic surgery and total joint replacement surgery is considered one of the most successful and rewarding procedures performed.
A love of physics influenced Chris Heck, MD when choosing his medical specialty.
More than 1,000 people seeking low-cost mental health services have been served by the UAB Community Counseling Clinic since its creation in 2011.
Last month, a patient came into the Internal Medicine Specialists for his appointment. A middle-aged, average man, he'd been coming to the practice for several years. And he was a tinderbox.
In an instant on a slippery interstate, the face you expect to see in the mirror every morning could change.
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.
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.
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.
The new Grandview Cancer Center opened with a ribbon cutting May 31st.
Pulmonologist Sandra Gilley, MD says that COPD and lung cancer are a very real risk for women. And she wants physicians to be aware of the current screening recommendations.
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