What a Baptist-Brookwood Merger Means

Big news hit Birmingham on December 15th when Baptist Health System announced that it had signed a

non-binding Letter of Intent with a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, the parent of Brookwood Medical Center, to form a new, jointly-owned company ...Read More

 



Current Birmingham Medical News

What a Baptist-Brookwood Merger Means
What a Baptist-Brookwood Merger Means

Big news hit Birmingham on December 15th when Baptist Health System announced that it had signed a

non-binding Letter of Intent with a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, the parent of Brookwood Medical Center, to form a new, jointly-owned company that will include all Baptist Health System hospitals, Brookwood Medical Center, and their related businesses.


 
Using Bacteria to Cure Pancreatic Cancer
Using Bacteria to Cure Pancreatic Cancer

The communication system used by bacteria may soon prove to be the most innovative and harmless treatment for fighting cancer.


 
Acute Care Hospital Seeks Move to Brookwood |  long-term acute care; Select Specialty; Brookwood Medical Center;
Acute Care Hospital Seeks Move to Brookwood

Plans are under way to relocate Select Specialty Hospital’s long term acute care services from Trinity Medical Center to Brookwood Medical Center.


 
PUBLIC HEALTH FOCUS

E-cigarettes Reveal New Danger to Children | e-cigs, e-cigarette, e-cigarettes, vaporing, UAB, Birmingham Medical News, Jane Ehrhardt, child poisoning, e-juice, CDC, poisons
E-cigarettes Reveal New Danger to Children

A search for electronic cigarette stores in Birmingham quickly generates 30 listings on the Yellow Pages site.


 
What’s in a Flu Vaccine | e-cigs, e-cigarette, e-cigarettes, vaporing, UAB, Birmingham Medical News, Jane Ehrhardt, child poisoning, e-juice, CDC, poisons
What’s in a Flu Vaccine

Flu strains migrate across the world like flocks of birds. But they garner far more attention.


 
Healthcare Spotlight

Mission Work at Home | Obstetrics, gynecology, Dr. Ronald Orso, St. Vincent's Hospital, Birmingham Obstetrics & Gynecology, physician volunteers, free clinic, M-Power Birmingham
Mission Work at Home

OB/GYN Finds Satisfaction in Volunteering

Before he retired from delivering babies a few years ago, obstetrician/gynecologist Ronald W. Orso, MD estimates that he delivered some 5,000 during his career.


 
Guest Writers

Consumer-Driven Healthcare

One result of the Republican victories last November may be an acceleration of consumer-driven healthcare as an alternative to Obamacare.


 
The Literary Examiner

Mütter’s Marvels

by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz; c.2014, Gotham Books; $27.50 / $32.00 Canada; 384 pages

You’ve made an important decision: next year, you’re going under the knife.


 
HIPAA Privacy During Emergency Situations

A patient arrives at your facility with Ebola-like symptoms. After taking the necessary precautions, you run the requisite tests, conduct a patient interview, and determine that in fact the patient has contracted the Ebola virus.


 
Planning for a Successful 2015

As physicians, most of your time is allocated to your patients and to patient care. Little, if any time is allocated to the business of medicine.


 
Grand Rounds

January 2015

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.


 


Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds
Title: Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00 am CST

Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds
Title: Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00 am CST

Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC
Title: Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00 am CST

Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn
Title: Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn
Category: Health News
Created: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00 am CST

Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study
Title: Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00 am CST

Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles
Title: Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles
Category: Health News
Created: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00 am CST


Community Calendar for Jan. 31 - Hattiesburg American

Community Calendar for Jan. 31
Hattiesburg American
Decorator Matt Haskins will present the latest tips and trends for home decorating, and Melanie Keene Hall, MD, family medicine physician, will offer health information. Cost is $25 ... A musical retelling of the September 1963 Birmingham, Alabama bombing.

Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:17 am CST

British Woman Bids to be 'Eve' on Mars, Wishes to Give Birth to First Martian - Tech Times

Tech Times

British Woman Bids to be 'Eve' on Mars, Wishes to Give Birth to First Martian
Tech Times
An astrophysics PhD candidate at the Birmingham University, Lieu already bested thousands of people to make it to the Mars One shortlist. That in itself is an achievement but ... Lieu understands the difficulties of leaving her family on Earth and that ...
This woman could give birth to first ever Martian baby in £4bn plan to ...Mirror.co.uk
This woman could be the first mum to give birth on MarsParentdish

all 6 news articles »
Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:09 am CST

APNewsBreak: Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide - Alabama's News Leader

Alabama's News Leader

APNewsBreak: Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide
Alabama's News Leader
Strack killed herself by overdosing on a concoction of methadone and cold medicine with her husband, Benjamin, and three children in September, and authorities wrapped up the investigation this week. In a Thursday interview with The Associated Press ...

and more »
Posted Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:14 pm CST