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Living With Versus Living Better
Living With Versus Living Better

Chronic disease doesn't usually come with the drama of a new miracle drug. However, with good management, physicians can make a positive difference for these patients.

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Inflammation is the Common Denominator in Chronic Diseases
Inflammation is the Common Denominator in Chronic Diseases

Lupus and asthma, COPD and diabetes, Crohn's disease and Alzheimer's--what do all these and so many other chronic diseases have in common? Inflammation is a characteristic part of the body environment as these disease processes develop.

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The State of Senior Health
The State of Senior Health

As families gather the generations together for the holidays, it's a good time to reflect on the health status of the community's most senior members.

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The Opioid Epidemic: Are We Headed Toward a Tipping Point?
The Opioid Epidemic: Are We Headed Toward a Tipping Point?

Health care law and policy occupy a prime place in the current news cycle. Much of the attention revolves around the actions or inactions of Congress and the White House, particularly with regard to their impact on the future form and function of the Affordable Care Act.

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A Plan to Address COPD
A Plan to Address COPD

COPD is the third leading cause of death in America, yet it lags behind many other conditions in terms of research dollars and coordinated federal response ... but that seems to be changing.

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Rural Healthcare Presents Unique Challenges and Rewards
Rural Healthcare Presents Unique Challenges and Rewards

With all the problems facing healthcare professionals today, perhaps the most challenging arena of all is providing primary care in rural areas. Despite those challenges, however, several Alabama physicians also tout the advantages of choosing a rural setting.

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Urology Clinics Focus on Men's Hormonal and Sexual Health
Urology Clinics Focus on Men's Hormonal and Sexual Health

For the past 11 years, Brian Christine, MD has focused his Urology Centers of Alabama practice on men's sexual health with the Men's Sexual Health Clinic which provides treatment for patients with erectile dysfunction and other problems.

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Northside Medical CARE Coordination Program
Northside Medical CARE Coordination Program

Research shows that about 75 percent of healthcare costs come from just 10 percent of the population. And almost half the people in this small group suffer social deficiencies that affect their health.

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Face2Gene App Searches Photos for Diagnostic Clues
Face2Gene App Searches Photos for Diagnostic Clues

Some diseases are so rare that a primary care physician may see only one or two cases in an entire career. The problem with the math in daily practice, however, comes from the sheer number of rare diseases--more than 8,000 known so far.

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Palliative Medicine Manages Symptoms in Chronically Ill and Terminal Patients
Palliative Medicine Manages Symptoms in Chronically Ill and Terminal Patients

Patients who are facing a chronic or terminal illness can find relief from symptoms, pain and stress through treatment provided by a palliative medicine team.

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Keeping PACE with the Continuum of Care
Keeping PACE with the Continuum of Care

PACE programs take a holistic approach to senior care within the continuum to craft individualized plans that allow older adults to thrive within their own community.

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Nurse Practitioners Partner with Physicians
Nurse Practitioners Partner with Physicians

While most nurses begin in the profession by providing bedside care, many advance their career by pursuing additional training. One option is to become a nurse practitioner.

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Innovative Cardiac Pump a Lifesaver for Critical Patients
Innovative Cardiac Pump a Lifesaver for Critical Patients
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Two Major Initiatives Genomes Initiatives in Alabama
Two Major Initiatives Genomes Initiatives in Alabama

Two major genomics projects are beginning in Alabama.

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The Largest EMTALA Settlement Underscores the Difficulty of Treating Behavioral Health Patients in the Emergency Room

On June 2, 2017, Anderson, S.C.-based AnMed Health and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General entered into the largest settlement under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act ("EMTALA").

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Mental Hygiene of Meditation for Health
Mental Hygiene of Meditation for Health

We brush our teeth daily. Why not brush our brains? Not literally, of course, but there are interesting parallels between dental hygiene and mental hygiene that can have significant implications for our health, according to Micah Howard, MD.

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Huntsville Inpatient Hospice Facility a Dream Come True
Huntsville Inpatient Hospice Facility a Dream Come True

The construction of a new inpatient hospice facility on the campus of Redstone Village in Huntsville has fulfilled a dream for the staff and patients of Hospice Family Care (HFC).

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New Therapy for Peanut Allergy Gives Hope to Children and Families
New Therapy for Peanut Allergy Gives Hope to Children and Families

Peanut allergy is the leading cause of anaphylaxis and fatal outcomes from food reactions in children. A new oral immunotherapy (OIT) treatment is proving to be a safe and effective way to eliminate the effects of the allergen in many sufferers through controlled exposure to peanuts.

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Clearing Clots With AngioVacR
Clearing Clots With AngioVacR

In the days of door to door vacuum cleaner salesmen, a common sales technique was to astound the prospective customer by cleaning a huge pile of debris from the living room rug.

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Managing Hypertension after SPRINT
Managing Hypertension after SPRINT

New guidelines for managing hypertension are expected this year. Meanwhile, in light of the SPRINT study and years of debate about blood pressure targets for older adults, many physicians face questions over how aggressively they should push for lower blood pressure numbers.

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New Phone App Keeps Doctor and Patients in Touch
New Phone App Keeps Doctor and Patients in Touch

A recently developed cell phone application gives new meaning to the term 'house call.' The program, known as ChronicCareIQ, is an app that helps doctors remotely monitor the care of chronic patients.

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Taking Pulmonary Embolism Care to the Next Level
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Ten Measures for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death
Ten Measures for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

An expert panel takes a fresh look at the most common mode of death and outlines 10 measures to try to flip the script.

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Delivering Quality Health Care with Compassion and Innovation
Delivering Quality Health Care with Compassion and Innovation

Brooke MD Primary Care, honored as Huntsville's Medical Practice of the Year, utilizes an innovative patient care model. In response to the shortage of primary care physicians, Dr. Brooke Uptagrafft manages three nurse practitioners who are the principal patient care providers.

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Alabama Gains from National Hospital Quality Program
Alabama Gains from National Hospital Quality Program

"The great thing about being part of Partnership for Patients is you have access to a lot of resources," says Vicki Britt, director of quality management at Pickens County Medical Center.

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