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Pneumococcal pneumonia can disrupt your life for weeks and, in some cases, be serious or even life-threatening. To help adults understand how they can help protect themselves against pneumococcal … more
Physical activity may reduce the risk of heart failure among people with depression or anxiety more so than in people without the mental health conditions, according to new research. Previous studies … more
LaDonna M. Crews, M.D., FAAP, a physician who specializes in complex care pediatrics at USA Health, has been a passionate advocate for her patients, dedicating her practice to creating a medical home … more
Millions of people with normal blood pressure may be misclassified as having blood pressure that is too high because of improper positioning when measurements are taken, new research suggests. … more
Layla Jamison, the George County, Mississippi, teen who survived multiple injuries sustained in a deadly highway washout following Hurricane Ida in 2021, shared her story during last year's A Night … more
In short, men are dying too soon. Our brothers, fathers, cousins and friends are being taken from our lives due to largely preventable causes. The Movember foundation is aiming to change the face of men's health more
BAY MINETTE — When cancer struck close to home, Edith Perkins looked for ways to cope and to help as her sister battled the disease. She picked up a crochet needle and found a way to do … more
Patients seeking surgical treatment for obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving care at USA Health Providence Hospital Bariatrics, which recently became the only … more
FAIRHOPE — Coastal Pharmacy will open their doors to the public on Monday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. at their new at 1960 Greeno Road in Fairhope next to Chicken Salad Chick. The pharmacy will offer … more
FOLEY — South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley is on Newsweek magazine's list of top hospitals in Alabama for 2024. The hospital was eighth in the list of top hospitals in the state. … more
DAPHNE — Local school-age kids, runners and exercise enthusiasts may have put a lot of miles on old running shoes and shoes for all purposes, but when they are donated to the "Many More Miles" … more
In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Women's Imaging Specialists is urging individuals to prioritize early detection by scheduling a mammogram. Every year in the United … more
MOBILE — USA Health neurosurgeon Richard P. Menger, M.D., M.P.A., has been awarded the Samuel Hassenbusch Young Neurosurgeon Award from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) for the … more
The fall harvests usher in loads of pumpkins into grocery stores. But a smooth-skinned tropical fruit also vies for a consumer's attention: papaya. The orange and green fruit is originally from … more
After enduring a difficult pregnancy marred with severe bouts of nausea and vomiting, Christina Roberto recalls the overwhelming sense of relief she felt two years ago when she finally brought her … more
The overwhelming majority of opioid overdose deaths are due to illicitly manufactured fentanyl. Here's what physicians at the American Medical Association (AMA) want you to know as the drug overdose … more
Thomas Hospital has earned accredited status by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The … more
After a national search, Deborah Browning, MSN, RN, CENP has been named the new chief executive officer for USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital. She previously served as chief nursing … more
Every other Thursday, a team of multidisciplinary specialists at USA Health convenes virtually to review the charts of patients diagnosed with rectal cancer. Medical oncologists, radiation … more
As professional football returns to stadiums across the country, Damar Hamlin is speaking out to encourage fans everywhere to be ready in a cardiac emergency. Hamlin, a professional football … more
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