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Infirmary Health hospitals earn recognition in multiple 2023 Women's Choice Award® "America's Best" categoriesMultiple Infirmary Health locations, including Thomas Hospital in Fairhope and North … more
PENSACOLA — Baptist Cancer Institute has earned accreditation from The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of … more
Are you having difficulty sleeping, feeling sad, or having no energy now that the holidays are over? You are not alone. The January blues is a real thing experienced by many people during this time … more
People often use the terms heart attack and cardia arrest interchangeably, but they're not the same. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Sudden cardiac arrest is when the … more
MOBILE — After a highly competitive application process, Ashley Williams Hogue, M.D., a trauma surgeon at USA Health University Hospital, recently was selected as a Future Trauma Leader (FTL) … more
Hospital emergency departments are busy places throughout the year. Currently, wait times are up, and space is limited at emergency departments across Alabama.Fortunately, UAB Medicine offers several … more
FAIRHOPE — Infirmary Health and its orthopaedic specialty clinic, Gulf Orthopaedics, has announced a strategic affiliation with Bayside Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. The team at Bayside … more
Though lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death in the nation, physicians at the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham want patients to know about … more
Are you fitting in at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of heart-pumping physical activity per week? If not, you're not alone. Only about one in five adults and teens get enough exercise to maintain good … more
Who ensures the competency of my doctor? It's an excellent question, and a recent U.S. Supreme Court case of two physicians convicted of overprescribing pain medications makes it even more … more
Need a healthy way to kick off the new year? You're in luck. As the calendar turns, cultures across the world focus on good fortune and associate all kinds of foods with it. Here's a look at which … more
Sleep duration is now considered an essential component for ideal heart and brain health. Life's Essential 8™ cardiovascular health score replaces Life's Simple 7™, according to a new … more
FAIRHOPE — The Thomas Hospital Auxiliary named Barbara Colvin as Volunteer of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2022. Since joining the auxiliary five years ago, she has volunteered 1,000 … more
FAIRHOPE — USA Health celebrated the dedication of the Mapp Family Campus Medical Office Building last week, a three-story 50,000-square-foot structure that anchors the health system's largest … more
The misuse of alcohol and other psychoactive substances including prescription medications affects the health and well-being of millions of Americans each year. According to the Substance Abuse and … more
FAIRHOPE — Pilot. Black belt. Scuba diver.Pediatric dentist Trey Fellers has certificates on his office wall declaring him each of these things.This year, he added inventor to the list.Fellers, … more
GULF SHORES — Major expansions in medical services are planned to meet the needs of south Baldwin County's booming population, but local hospitals also face shortages in health care providers, … more
Baldwin Bone and Joint is recently announced the addition of Leslie B. Davis, occupational therapist and certified hand therapist, to its hand, elbow and shoulder services team.Davis has over two … more
MOBILE — Reshvinder Dhillon, M.D., joins USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital as a pediatric emergency medicine physician. He is also an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the … more
Nearly a quarter of women in the United States are affected by one or more pelvic floor disorders, according to the National Institutes of Health. The disorders can lead to difficulty tolerating … more
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