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Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Joins USA Health

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Joins USA Health

October 8, 2021
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Dr. Tyler McDonald, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, recently joined USA Health. While at an academic health system, McDonald, who is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of South Alabama (USA) College of Medicine, hopes to further his clinical research in pediatric spine health. McDonald earned a medical degree from the University of Texas…

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USA Health, ADPH, HHS Partner to Expand Access to Covid-19 Therapy

USA Health, ADPH, HHS Partner to Expand Access to Covid-19 Therapy

October 1, 2021
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USA Health, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently announced it has expanded access to COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapies and will begin administering treatment at the Mobile Civic Center. For people who are at high risk for developing severe COVID-19…

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USA Researcher Receives $1.54-Million Grant

USA Researcher Receives $1.54-Million Grant

September 24, 2021
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Dr. Steve Lim, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of South Alabama (USA) College of Medicine, was recently awarded a four-year, $1.54-million grant to evaluate a potential new treatment for those with atherosclerosis. Current lipid-lowering drug therapies, such as statins, have proven beneficial for some patients but not all suffering from…

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USA Health Adds OB-GYN

USA Health Adds OB-GYN

September 17, 2021
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After a few years of practicing law, Dr. Candice Holliday, J.D., decided to pursue a career in women’s health and recently joined USA Health as a new obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN). Holliday is also an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the USA College of Medicine. She earned a medical degree from the University of South…

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USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute Go Run Goes Virtual

USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute Go Run Goes Virtual

September 10, 2021
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The 14th Annual Go Run, presented by the Catranis Family Charitable Foundation and scheduled for September 25, has been switched to an all-virtual event. Registrants will receive a race T-shirt and a goody bag. The race is $35 for adults and $15 for those 12 and under. Proceeds from it will go toward helping women…

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USA Health Adds Neuromuscular Neurologist

USA Health Adds Neuromuscular Neurologist

August 20, 2021
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USA Health Neurology at the Strada Patient Care Center in Mobile recently announced the addition of Dr. José Sanchez, a neuromuscular neurologist. Sanchez treats conditions including myasthenia gravis (autoimmune disease causing muscle weakness), neuropathies and muscle disorders. A licensed Spanish medical interpreter, Sanchez earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara…

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USA Health, Pulmonary Associates Partner For New Lung Cancer Diagnosis Method

USA Health, Pulmonary Associates Partner For New Lung Cancer Diagnosis Method

August 6, 2021
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USA Health is the only academic health system in Alabama to combine robotics and rapid diagnostic tools to diagnose lung cancer quickly and accurately in a single procedure, the school announced. The Auris Health Monarch enables physicians to see inside the lung and biopsy hard-to-reach nodules using a flexible endoscope. When combined with Rapid On-Site…

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USA Health MCI Receives Patient Transportation Grant

USA Health MCI Receives Patient Transportation Grant

July 16, 2021
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The USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to address the transportation needs of cancer patients in Mobile and surrounding areas. The American Cancer Society community transportation grants are awarded at a local level to health systems, treatment centers and community organizations. These grants are…

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USA Health Taking Referrals For Vaccinating Homebound Residents

USA Health Taking Referrals For Vaccinating Homebound Residents

July 9, 2021
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Members of the USA Health Pandemic Response Team recently began offering vaccine injections to homebound residents who are referred by a healthcare provider at this internet portal. “Because not everyone can leave their homes to receive the shot, we are sending staff members out when requested to ensure everyone who wants a vaccine can get…

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USA Health Now Providing Gentle C-Sections

July 2, 2021
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USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital is offering a more comfortable environment for women who have scheduled a cesarean section (C-section) by providing gentle C-sections. During a gentle C-section, options provided to the patient include aromatherapy oils, music of their choice, dim lights with spotlights on the surgical area and a request for staff members…

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