Healthcare

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...

Critical Breakthrough

While the first rule of medicine might be, “Do no harm, ” it is quickly followed in importance by, “Stop the bleeding.”...

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