Reinventing Rehab

Aspire Physical Recovery Center Opens in Hoover

Patients rehabbing new knees to speed recovery have very different needs from those who require long term nursing or palliative care. ...Read More

 



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Reinventing Rehab

Aspire Physical Recovery Center Opens in Hoover

Patients rehabbing new knees to speed recovery have very different needs from those who require long term nursing or palliative care.


 
New Chronic Care Code Could Quickly Boost Revenue
New Chronic Care Code Could Quickly Boost Revenue

Starting in January, one simple code could regularly increase the income for physicians with Medicare patients.


 
Perchance to Dream | Andrew Wilson MD, Pulmonary and Sleep Associates, Apnea, Insomnia, Geriatrics, Brookwood Medical Center, sleep study, CPAP, BiPAP, COPD, Heart Failure, Diabetes
Perchance to Dream

Sleep Disturbances in Seniors Complicate Health Issues

Is grandmother becoming forgetful or is she just tired?


 
Healthcare Spotlight

Kenneth Bramlett, MD Finds Welding Skills Carry Over to Surgery | Orthopaedic surgery, joint replacement, Alabama Minimally Invasive Surgery Technique, Kenneth Bramlett M.D., preventive care
Kenneth Bramlett, MD Finds Welding Skills Carry Over to Surgery

What do welding and orthopaedic surgery have in common? More than you might think.


 
Guest Writers

Alabama Telemedicine Poorly Ranked by National Association

The American Telemedicine Association (“ATA”), a strong advocate for telemedicine, recently released two state policy reports which identified gaps (1) in coverage and reimbursement and (2) in physician practice standards and licensure.


 
2014 Health Care Year in Review

What can you say about a year that brought Ebola to the United States, record fraud and abuse recoveries, increased HIPAA investigations, Affordable Care Act changes, and a release of $77 billion in Medicare payment data.


 
The Literary Examiner

On Immunity

by Eula Biss

c.2014, Graywolf Press $24.00 / $27.99 Canada 207 pages

 


 
Grand Rounds

December 2014

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.


 


More Children in the U.S. Are Getting Type 1 Diabetes
Title: More Children in the U.S. Are Getting Type 1 Diabetes
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples
Title: CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds
Title: E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study
Title: Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds
Title: Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST

Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds
Title: Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 1:00 am CST


Legendary Tinsley Harrison - UAB med school pioneer, doctor, teacher - subject ... - AL.com

AL.com

Legendary Tinsley Harrison - UAB med school pioneer, doctor, teacher - subject ...
AL.com
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The late Dr. Tinsley R. Harrison -- a seventh-generation physician born in Talladega in 1900 -- was an important if unsung figure in medicine in the 20th century. Harrison served as the dean of three medical schools in the United ...

Posted Friday, December 19, 2014 12:01 pm CST

Who is UAB President Ray Watts? Doctor, son of Birmingham and a man under fire - AL.com

AL.com

Who is UAB President Ray Watts? Doctor, son of Birmingham and a man under fire
AL.com
During those years, their family grew, too. Ray and Nancy, now a retired UAB nurse, have five grown children: three boys and two girls; two are in medicine; one in finance; one in architecture and real estate; and one in marketing. "They grew up going ...

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Posted Sunday, December 14, 2014 7:09 am CST

2 in meningitis outbreak case to be released - Alabama's News Leader

Alabama's News Leader

2 in meningitis outbreak case to be released
Alabama's News Leader
Cadden and Chin were among 14 people arrested Wednesday in a federal racketeering conspiracy that authorities say is the largest U.S. criminal case ever brought over contaminated medicine. New England Compounding Center ... Stephen Weymouth, Chin's ...

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Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:26 pm CST