Healthcare

Top Benefits Tips

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010, some critics predicted that scores of employers would stop offering group health insurance...

Battling Big Pharma

Suing pharmaceutical companies on behalf of consumers is some of the main work of Dee Miles, a partner with the Montgomery-based plaintiff law...

The Edisons of Medicine

Vital Metrix Heart failure is an obviously important problem in health, but the equipment used to monitor the problem is complex, ...

Maestro Healer

Birmingham ophthalmologist Andrew Mays briskly walks into the examination room beaming. This is no perfunctory encounter. He appears genuinely happy to greet this patient...

Countdown to Launch of Medical Genomics

   Howard Jacob, left, and David Bick will lead the team of top research scientists at the HudsonAlpha Clinic for Genomic...

Wellness on the Factory Floor

Baptist Health Systems’ Be Well program offers a multi-prong approach to employee wellness, including innovative options such as on-site primary care via a...

Medicaid Looks Home

Alabama’s nursing home industry is taking a wait-and-see stance over a plan that promises to change the way the state’s Medicaid agency pays for...

Robust Recovery, Peak Performance

Jay Grinney is CEO of HealthSouth Corp. (NYSE: HLS), which owns and operates the largest network of post-acute, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in...

Birmingham is Builder’s Launchpad

Florida-based DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group chose Alabama as the base for an aggressive geographic expansion, setting up, in 2011, a regional...

Alabama’s Mental Health Decline

This February, Alabama Psychiatric Services announced that it would permanently close its doors across the state, shutting 11 offices that served 28,...

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Dog’s Nose Inspires Diabetes Detector

A new wearable device by AerBetic Inc. lets diabetics keep up with their blood-sugar levels.

Auburn Soil Lab Gets $43M Infusion

A venerable soil research facility at Auburn University is expecting a $43 million funding infusion from Congress for a new facility that will continue its work of improving global food production.

Movers & Shakers in Coffee, Dale & Geneva Counties

Mike Baergen Baergen is general manager of the Ozark Assembly Operations for Bell Flight, working to increase production while maintaining safety and quality standards. Baergen,...

City Trees Are These Artisans’ Niche

Leigh and Cliff Spencer’s Alabama Sawyer makes its niche in the recycled timber of Alabama’s “urban forest.”

Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

Technology is now making a difference on the ground in Alabama construction — whereas, the data once just flowed to HQ.