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National Health
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Legislation Introduced
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What Happens
When Physicians
Become Patients?

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Caring for Alabama:
Celebrating the
Fourth Annual
Doctor’s Day in Alabama

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STUDY: HPV-Related
Cancer Rates
Affect Vaccine
Uptake in Alabama

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March Physician Giving Back:
It’s Not Just About
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George Koulianos, M.D.

MOC UPDATE: A Progress Report

March 22, 2019: The Medical Association is continuing to work with various stakeholders to make improvements in the MOC process, and we would like to offer a progress report from the American Board of Medical Specialties and its Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission. The final report is out, and member boards are […]

National Health Survey Underway in Marengo County

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the most comprehensive survey of the health and nutritional status of the U.S. population, is underway in Marengo County through April 20. This is an “invitation-only opportunity” in which randomly selected participants will receive a free and comprehensive health and nutrition evaluation. Respondents will be compensated for […]

STUDY: HPV-Related Cancer Rates Affect Vaccine Uptake in Alabama

MOBILE (March 19, 2019) — USA Health researchers studying HPV vaccination rates in Alabama have made a surprising discovery: Counties with higher rates of HPV-related cancers also showed higher HPV vaccination rates, according to research presented recently at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. “It was exactly the opposite of what […]

Caring for Alabama: Celebrating the Fourth Annual Doctors’ Day in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Wednesday, March 27, Gov. Kay Ivey will sign a proclamation declaring March 30, 2019, the Fourth Annual Doctors’ Day in Alabama. Doctors’ Day in Alabama formally recognizes Alabama’s nearly 17,000 licensed physicians serving millions of residents through private practice, in hospitals, in research, and in other health care facilities while performing […]

What Happens When Physicians Become Patients?

Physicians are not supposed to get sick. We want to believe they are steely-eyed superheroes who never get a cold, never get broken bones, never need the same treatment for ailments as their patients. Physicians are unwavering in their dedication to their patients and the art of medicine…sometimes sacrificing the one thing they have that […]

Legislation Introduced to Tackle Doctor Shortages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and John Katko (R-NY) have introduced legislation that would take critical steps towards reducing nationwide physician shortages by boosting the number of Medicare-supported residency positions. The Resident Physician Shortage Act (H.R. 1763) would support an additional 3,000 positions each year for the next five years, for a […]