Joining Forces Against Cancer

UAB and HudsonAlpha Form Consortium Form Genomic Cancer Research

When a combination is equal to more than the sum of its parts, that’s known as synergy. . ...Read More

 



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New Allograft Implants Promote Healing of Stubborn Diabetic Foot Ulcers | Diabetic foot ulcers, Human amniotic membrane, Allograft, EpiFix
New Allograft Implants Promote Healing of Stubborn Diabetic Foot Ulcers

The approval of a new human amniotic membrane allograft is changing the lives of many patients who suffer from diabetic foot ulcers.


 
In-House Pharmacies Raise Revenues and Compliance | Cullman Internal Medicine, Debbie Brumbeloe, pharmacies, pharmacy, in-house pharmacies, in-practice pharmacies, independent pharmacies, Cullman, Alabama, Birmingham Medical News, Jane Ehrhardt
In-House Pharmacies Raise Revenues and Compliance

Like Walmart expanding into the grocery business, medical practices have begun branching into services that will up their revenue and deem them one-stop medical shops.


 
ONCOLOGY FOCUS

Joining Forces Against Cancer
Joining Forces Against Cancer

UAB and HudsonAlpha Form Consortium Form Genomic Cancer Research

When a combination is equal to more than the sum of its parts, that’s known as synergy. The renowned clinical research and treatment capabilities of UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the genomics expertise and state-of-the-art infrastructure of Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology are a pairing of talent so natural it would do Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers proud.


 
Ovarian Cancer - A Glass Half Full | Ovarian cancer, gynecological oncologist Monjri Shah, MD, Alabama Oncology, Dr. Edward Partridge, UAB Comprehensive Cancer, platinum-based chemotherapy, Paclitaxel, Carboplatin, Bevacizumab, PARP inhibitors, CA125, BRCA 1, BRCA 2
Ovarian Cancer - A Glass Half Full

Not so long ago, a diagnosis of ovarian cancer was a virtual death sentence for all but a few lucky women. With the advent of platinum-based chemotherapy, five-year survival rates are now approaching 50 percent. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 90 percent of those diagnosed early are surviving.


 
Healthcare Spotlight

Local Nephrologist Combines Career, Family, and Classical Music   | Jason J. Tsai, nephrology, classical music, chamber music, violin prodigy, Nephrology Associates PC, Schwob School of Music, East Alabama Medical Center
Local Nephrologist Combines Career, Family, and Classical Music

By the time Taiwan native Jason Tsai was finishing high school and thinking about colleges, his career plans had come down to a fork in the road: medicine, or music?


 
Guest Writers

CMS Offers To Settle All Acute Care Inpatient Claim RAC Appeals

CMS is offering to pay hospitals 68 percent of the allowable amount for all claims that are currently on appeal. Specifically, CMS is offering to settle "inpatient status" claims at 68 percent of the "net paid amount" within 60 days of CMS' execution of an "Administrative Agreement."


 
Controlling and Monitoring Operating Overhead Expense Requires Continuing Effort

Controlling and monitoring operating overhead expenses in a health care practice is a never-ending task.


 
Oncology Joint Ventures: When Do They Make Sense

Joint ventures for cancer centers have proliferated in the last few years. These arrangements can take a variety of forms and can involve community hospitals, regional medical systems, academic centers of excellence, national cancer care companies and both medical and radiation oncologists.


 
THE LITERARY EXAMINER

Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories

by Terrence Holt

c.2014, Liveright; $24.95 / $27.95 Canada; 275 pages

 

 

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Grand Rounds

October 2014
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 


Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
Title: Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study
Title: As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder
Title: 'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children
Title: Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say
Title: Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones
Title: Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT


A Short History of “Black Paranoia” - CounterPunch

CounterPunch

A Short History of “Black Paranoia”
CounterPunch
The other 400 men were told they were being treated for “bad blood” and were given a treatment the doctors called “pink medicine,” which was actually nothing more than aspirin and an iron supplement. ... By 1963, as Tennessee journalist Stephen ...

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Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 4:24 am CDT

BBC Local Live: Derbyshire - BBC News

BBC News

BBC Local Live: Derbyshire
BBC News
Birmingham & Black Country. Home · US & Canada · Latin America · UK · Africa · Asia · Australia · Europe · Mid-East · Business · Health · Sci/Environment · Tech · Entertainment · Video · England · Northern Ireland · Scotland · Wales · UK Politics ...
Good morning 08:00: Gavin Bevis BBC Local LiveBBC News

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Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 2:06 am CDT

Ten Birmingham area women to be honored for their contributions to the region - The Birmingham News - al.com

The Birmingham News - al.com

Ten Birmingham area women to be honored for their contributions to the region
The Birmingham News - al.com
Dr. Farah Sultan, Founder and Medical Director, Vitalogy Wellness Center: Farah is Founder and Medical Director at Vitalogy Wellness Center and a physician at Internal Medicine and Family Practice at Brookwood Medical Center. She is especially ...

Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:26 pm CDT