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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
More than a dozen pediatric patients from USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital took part in a bell ringing ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 20, to mark the end of their cancer treatment. The day … more
For more than half a century, scientists have debated the role of dietary cholesterol in a healthy diet. Because it was often associated with saturated fat, limiting dietary cholesterol – … more
You've either set the goal to eat healthier or your provider recommended some changes in your diet, but where do you begin? And when you go to the grocery store, it's so easy to be overwhelmed with … more
USA Health, the academic medical system of the University of South Alabama, and Accordia Health, a primary care division of AltaPointe Health, recently announced they have established a partnership … more
Friday night lights can lead to Saturday morning woes. Gulf Othopaedic's Sports Injury Clinic returns to sort things out when aches and pains can't wait until Monday morning. The Gulf Ortho sports … more
Better understanding the complexities of how the human body protects itself against infection is one goal of research now being conducted at the Whiddon College of Medicine. The National Institutes … more
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