Health care

Guest Column: Nursing home distress — what does the doctor order?

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities were challenged before the COVID-19 pandemic. Planning for distress is key to a successful turnaround.

ClearMINDnow launches nationwide drug testing tool

Birmingham-based ClearMINDnow has launched an app-based drug testing tool nationwide.

Spotlight on Lauderdale & Colbert: Health Care

Three medical facilities serve the residents of Lauderdale and Colbert counties, including Helen Keller Hospital.

UAB Dental School plans clinic in Dothan

The UAB School of Dentistry is opening a dental clinic in Dothan, staffed by UAB faculty, residents and dental students.

Ascension St. Vincent’s East breaks ground on Trussville facility

Construction begins on the $20 million freestanding emergency department in Trussville in November.

Crowne Health Care acquires Oakwood

Oakwood, a skilled nursing and assisted living facility, becomes Crowne’s 18th skilled nursing facility in Alabama.

Sure Med Compliance wins $1 million to launch safer pain medicine platform

Sure Med Compliance has been awarded $1 million in early stage funding to help launch a new online program to make the use of pain medication safer.

Dr. Robot: The cutting edge of surgery

UAB surgeons discuss how technology is changing the operating room.

Spotlight on Pike, Barbour & Bullock: Health Care

Three medical facilities serve the residents of Pike, Barbour and Bullock counties, including Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula.

Nicotine and prostate health study funded at University of South Alabama

Ajay Singh, Ph.D., a professor at the University of South Alabama, studies how exposure to nicotine impacts prostate cancer progression.

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