Breakthrough technology is providing researchers at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute a more precise understanding of how cancer cells grow.
USA Health University Hospital Fanny Meisler Trauma Center named in honor of local family.
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More than 6,300 patients have been tested at USA Health’s drive-through facilities as of June 19, 2020.
USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital has started the upper Gulf Coast region’s first Cord Blood Donation Program that could help treat diseases in patients.
USA Health marked more than 2,600 tests for the virus administered to patients since the COVID-19 outbreak began.
To disinfect the masks, USA Health is using the Xenex robot, which emits pulsed UV-C light to prevent the pathogens from replicating while also damaging the cell wall, essentially sterilizing masks much in the same way the sun damages skin cells.
Daniel said that the project also aims to develop a protocol for following up with patients who test positive for COVID-19 to gauge length of symptoms and any recurrence or complications over time.
The virtual visits can be for initial consultations, post-operation follow-ups, and other health needs that don’t require an in-person visit.
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Adakveo and Oxbryta, two new drugs used in the treatment of sickle cell disease for both adult and pediatric patients.
The Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, where Macaluso serves, was established by Congress in 2016 as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. It focuses on the development of a report to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and Congress on the findings and any recommendations of the group for the federal response to tick-borne disease prevention, treatment and research, and how to address gaps in those areas.
Recently, more than 450 people took part in a back-to-school block party at City Drugs of Grove Hill, a town of less than 1,500 in Clarke County, Alabama. Amid the face painting, school supply raffle, shaved ice and inflatables, the event sought to fill a real need in the county -- get more children and youth vaccinated against humanpapillomavirus (HPV) and other diseases.
Sarcoma is a rare cancerous tumor that occurs in connective tissues - fat, nerve, muscle, bone – impacting anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 patients a year in the United States, which is just 1% of all cancers reported annually. The rare nature of these tumors underscores the need for unique expertise and experience for successful treatment.