The Brave
UAB, Lakeshore Foundation and DOD Join Forces to Aid Veterans

One of the great ironies of war is that from the suffering of armed conflicts have come some of the greatest advances in medical history...Read More

 



Current Birmingham Medical News

REHABILITATION FOCUS

The Brave | The Brave Initiative, Traumatic Brain Injury, UAB, Lakeshore Foundation, CI therapy, Constraint=induced Movement Therapy, Lakeshore’s Enriched Fitness Training (LEFT), neuroplasticity, neural deficit, impaired arm movement, Department of Defense, Edward Taub, PHD, Gitendra Uswatte, PHD
The Brave

UAB, Lakeshore Foundation and DOD Join Forces to Aid Veterans

One of the great ironies of war is that from the suffering of armed conflicts have come some of the greatest advances in medical history.


 
Which Rehab Option? | Rehabilitation, HealthSouth Lakeshore, neurological, stroke, cardiac, joint replacement, trauma, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, Autoambulator™, LiteGait™, Bioness™, SmartStep™, Wii ™ rehabilitation, X-Sensor™, music therapy
Which Rehab Option?

Matching the Referral to the Patient

When the condition is less serious and the patient is well enough to go to and from outpatient appointments, the choice may be obvious.


 
Healthcare Spotlight

Beekeeping physician creates buzz at local hospital
Beekeeping physician creates buzz at local hospital

A typical workday for Jim Boogaerts, MD doesn’t usually include rescuing homeless animals. But one day last April, he was called upon to round up some strays; thousands, in fact. 


 
Young Physician's Interests Bridge Genres, Cultures | Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, hospice, hospitalist, River Oak Family Medicine, reggae, blues, short fiction, publishing, recording studio, Czech Republic, Haiti, India, Ayurvedic medicine, Prague Selective
Young Physician's Interests Bridge Genres, Cultures

The phrase "he has a wide range of interests" appears frequently in biographical material, but Micah A.S. Howard, MD, gives the reference a new meaning.


 
Guest Writers

The Federal False Claims Act - Violations of Conditions of Payment or Conditions of Participation?

With the increase of Qui Tam lawsuits alleging violations of the federal False Claims Act ("FCA"), it is important to understand that FCA liability maybe predicated on whether the alleged wrongful act violated a condition of payment or a condition of participation.


 
Recent Antitrust Decision May Slow Down Physician Practice Acquisitions

Last month, a federal appellate court issued a decision that may have wide-reaching implications for acquisitions and mergers of physician practices.


 
THE LITERARY EXAMINER
THE LITERARY EXAMINER

Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind

by David J. Linden

c.2015, Viking ; 28.95 / $33.00 Canada; 261 pages

 

Something’s wrong, and you can’t quite put your finger on it.


 
Grand Rounds

March 2015
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 


2014 Saw Only 3 Shark Attack Deaths Worldwide
Title: 2014 Saw Only 3 Shark Attack Deaths Worldwide
Category: Health News
Created: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 am CDT

People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds
Title: People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery
Title: Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery
Category: Health News
Created: 3/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study
Title: Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 3/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Grocery Bags: Study
Title: Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Grocery Bags: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 3/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Spring Allergies Have Arrived
Title: Spring Allergies Have Arrived
Category: Health News
Created: 3/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Medieval Remedy Kills MRSA - Laboratory Equipment

Daily Mail

Medieval Remedy Kills MRSA
Laboratory Equipment
They found that when the medicine is too dilute to kill Staphylococcus aureus, it interfered with bacterial cell-cell communication (quorum sensing.) This is a key finding, because bacteria have to talk to each other to switch on the genes that allow ...
AncientBiotics - a medieval remedy for modern day superbugs?Medical Xpress
Scientists rediscover 1000 year old medieval potion that can kill hospital ...mirror.co.uk

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Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 7:26 am CDT

Doctor to Hollywood stars, blind physician among famous Alabama medical ... - AL.com

AL.com

Doctor to Hollywood stars, blind physician among famous Alabama medical ...
AL.com
... under modern testing and standards, Louisa Shepard Presley of Dadeville was the first woman to graduate from medical school and was therefore the first female physician in Alabama, according to Amos J. Wright, a librarian with the University of ...

Posted Monday, March 30, 2015 6:36 am CDT

Hoover Dentist Hires New Employee at Growing Dental Practice - Marketwired (press release)

Hoover Dentist Hires New Employee at Growing Dental Practice
Marketwired (press release)
Dr. Perrigo has owned the comprehensive dental practice, Perrigo Dental Care, for more than 10 years, serving the Birmingham suburban communities of Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Helena, Pelham, Alabaster, Hewitt, Mountain Brook, Gardendale and ...

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Posted Monday, March 30, 2015 1:30 pm CDT