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UAB Study: Cannabidiol Useful Against Epilepsy

The study showed use of CBD oil reduced adverse events and seizure severity, in addition to a reduction in overall seizure frequency.

The Opioid Crisis Goes to Court

Cities and counties across Alabama turn to the courts to find help in dealing with an addiction that’s especially rampant here.

Encompass Health’s New Digs

Even the glass is smart at the new home office of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Birmingham's leading healthcare company and operator of hundreds of hospitals, home health and hospice centers.

A Life-Critical Hedge Bet

VAP Diagnostics’ cholesterol test solves the 60 percent inaccuracy of standard tests. New investors bet this critical technology will flourish, after an earlier fumble by private equity.

Prepped for Radical Change

Dr. Grace Terrell’s record redesigning health care models landed her in a position to use human genomics to radically transform health care.

Paradigm for Vets Who Love Pets

Rapidly growing Southern Veterinary Partners preserves community doctoring in a corporate veterinary model that’s warm and dynamic as its Southern roots.

Health Programs Make the Grade

When it comes to nursing and radiologic technology education, several of Alabama’s community colleges are making the grade with a high number of...

UAB Docs in the Lead on Stent Advance

In July, UAB Hospital became the first in the state to use a new implantable device that dissolves inside the human body to...

Introducing a Game-Changing Element

Tatva Biosciences, a young Mobile company, is building its business on silver nanoparticles — hoping it can transform some promising research into...

Take a Look at This

If you believe big things come in small packages, a nondescript lab in the research wing of University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer...

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Not Making the Grade

Big chunks of Alabama’s infrastructure rate the kind of report card you didn’t want to take home to your parents.

Movers & Shapers, September 2018

Spotlight on Pike, Barbour & Bullock Counties

Surviving and Thriving in Dog-Eat-Dog E-Commerce

Veterinary Internet ships vet supplies to 38 states and four continents, makes swift adaptations in IT, inventory and marketplaces, and stays a nip ahead of Amazon.

Decatur Students Get Hands on Lunar Rover

Students from areas including design drafting, machine tool and welding will work on the project through the end of the fall semester.

Roads and Politics

A permanent solution for dried up road funding includes a gasoline tax increase. But the spark of public support is essential.