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MOBILE — Brittany Brown, director of operations for internal medicine, was named a recipient of the 2023 Nurses of Note awards program last week. PerfectServe, a provider of cloud-based … more
There is good news for breastfeeding families in Alabama. Thanks to work from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System Human Sciences team, more families have the ability to select a breastfeeding … more
MOBILE — The USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute has been awarded grants totaling $45,000 from the American Cancer Society to help patients with transportation and lodging needs during their … more
MOBILE — Shannon Scaturro, M.S.H.A., M.S.N., CRNA, FACHE, has been named health system chief operating officer for USA Health. In his new role, Scaturro will work with USA Health Chief … more
MOBILE — Infirmary Health's Heart & Vascular Institute (HVI) performed a branched Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) utilizing the GORE TAG Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis (TBE). … more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Narcan®4 mg nasal spray medication for over-the-counter nonprescription use. Narcan is designed to help reverse the effects of an … more
MOBILE — Natalie Fox, D.N.P., PNP-BC, has been named chief physician enterprise officer for USA Health.In her new position, Fox will be responsible for overall strategy, performance and … more
Alabama is not well.The state has one of the highest rates of death from heart disease in the nation, besting even the national average.Diabetes runs rampant, as does hypertension. Cancer is the … more
Clocks have sprung forward, and the countdown to spring has begun. While daylight saving time brings an hour of sunlight from morning to evening, it also brings more yawns as the lost hour of sleep … more
It's time to move, Alabama. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is launching "Move Alabama," a community physical activity challenge to encourage Alabamians to exercise with family, friends … more
The Alabama Department of Public Health continues to encourage COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in addition to testing and treatment.A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 … more
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
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