David Pigott, a doctor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham department of emergency medicine and member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, believes that news of the epidemic's spread from Liberia and Sierra Leone to neighboring Guinea and Nigeria has put most, if not all, U.S. health workers on notice.
“The sales tax advantage enjoyed by online retailers who do not collect or remit use taxes that are owed is bad enough. The Marketplace Fairness Act and a level playing field is about much more than just sales and use tax revenue losses. Alabama and other states are losing jobs, household income, and retail enterprises as B2C e-commerce continues to grow. Our retail enterprises are not just moving from downtown to our suburbs; they are moving out-of-state, and those businesses will not support our communities in many significant ways, if at all.”
Movi is a replacement of the old-fashioned wheelchair. It is designed for use in a hospital or skilled-nursing facility, or even in the home as a mobility aid. It stems from recognition by University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System CEO Will Ferniany that traditional chairs do not meet the needs of modern hospitals.
A grand opening was held at the new Student Health and Wellness Center at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB, Birmingham, Ala.). The 23,000-square-foot center is equipped with counseling space, exam rooms, laboratory spaces, an immunization area, X-ray room, waiting rooms, administrative areas and offices.
CVS has announced new clinical affiliations with University of Maryland Medical System, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System. Patients served at these academic medical centers will have access to services including clinical support, medication counseling and wellness programs at CVS' pharmacies and MinuteClinics in these areas.