Healthcare

Alabama at Front of Obesity Epidemic

A reminder that comes heavy as a fruitcake is a recent study showing Alabama at the front of the national obesity epidemic. The analysis, published...

Cityscape Changes with Mammoth Huntsville Hospital Expansion

As the New Year unfolds, a seven-story addition to the Huntsville, Alabama, skyline will continue rising above the downtown campus of Huntsville Hospital, Alabama's...

UAB Medicine Expands Primary Care in Hoover

UAB Medicine had a ribbon-cutting Tuesday for its new, expanded UAB Medicine Hoover Primary Care clinic, a 39,000 square-foot facility that will begin seeing...

Auburn Firm Launches New Blood Collection Tube

SiO2 Materials Science, based in Auburn, has launched a blood collection tube it calls the Synergy Tube, its first genetic diagnostics product on the...

Children’s of Alabama Joins Consortium on Rare Congenital Heart Disease

Children's of Alabama, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, will soon begin using a breakthrough stem cell therapy to treat patients with an especially...

Cost of Home Care Up 4.7 Percent in Alabama

The cost for in-home care in Alabama remains well below the national average but is rising much faster than the cost for nursing home...

UAB Researcher Wins Bachmann-Strauss—Michael J. Fox Foundation Prize

David G. Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., a faculty member at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been awarded a major grant to help fund...

Birmingham Internal Medicine Docs Join Florida Group

Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates has joined Florida-based Complete Health and its growing group of primary care practices. Founder Dr. John Farley, M.D. and his partners,...

Russell Medical Enters Management Agreement with UAB

Russell Medical has entered into a management agreement with UAB Health System. The 81-bed hospital in Alexander City has been a strategic affiliate of UAB...

Monopoly Has Stranglehold on Radiopharmaceuticals, Suit Claims

Plaintiffs in an anti-trust suit in U.S. District Court in Mobile say one of the largest makers of radiology medicine in the country is...

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