Healthcare

USA Health Podcast Aims to Demystify Cancer

A new podcast from USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute, called “The Cancering Show,” aims to break down barriers that confront patients and demystify the disease.

Online Dental Work? AL Officials Don’t Smile, Get Sued

Alabama is one of only two states whose dental boards have challenged SmileDirectClub, the fast-growing e-commerce upstart that sells tooth-straightening procedures by way of the internet.

West Jefferson County to Get Replacement Hospital

Medical West Hospital has gotten the green flag to build a replacement hospital in the Jefferson County community of McCalla. The State Health Planning and...

A Cure for Alabama’s Nursing Shortage

Wallace State Community College’s Department of Nursing Education and the University of Alabama at Birmingham are partnering to give Wallace State students a path from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

University, Community Hospitals Team Up

Baldwin County’s youngest residents will benefit from a new collaboration between South Baldwin Regional Medical Center and USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Enhanced obstetric...

An Entrepreneur’s Bright Summer

Benchmarks at health IT startup Therapy Brands

Breakthrough Medical Test — Courtesy of Huntsville’s iCubate

It's a "breakthrough device" says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and one that can save the lives of the thousands who fight life-threatening...

Encompass Bets Big on a Rapidly Aging Population

Encompass Health Corp. makes a $217 million bet on home health and hospice care — in spite of an ongoing overhaul of home health reimbursements.

Disease Culprit Detection in 40 Seconds at USA Health

USA Health University Hospital in Mobile says it is now the only healthcare system on the Gulf Coast with the technology to identify diseases-causing...

Gigantic New Cancer-Fighting Tool Arrives at UAB

Emma, a cyclotron, a vital cancer-fighting tool, aims beams of protons at tumor sites to treat many forms of the disease.

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