Last week when yet another patient at the clinic declined to have a flu shot, I asked her, “If there were a vaccine for Ebola, would you want me to give it to you?” “Oh yes,” she said, “I’d take that one for sure.” I tried to explain to her that the flu presents a […]
Approximately $283 million from the Affordable Care Act in 2014 went to increase primary care services in rural areas like Alabama, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Increasing funding for the National Health Service Corps will help increase primary care in areas that need it, said Dr. Richard Streiffer, dean of the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama.
The words “sex talk” can strike fear in the hearts of the most veteran parents. The University of Alabama’s Dr. Melanie Tucker offers a few tips on how to have those conversations.
As much as he likes working in Heflin, Dr. Igor Bidikov said he has had a hard time recruiting doctors to work with him in Heflin. The doctors will come for a little while and then they leave, he said. The problem is a symptom of a statewide shortage of doctors that has hit rural areas especially hard, say representatives of the medical field.
Dr. Caroline Boxmeyer, associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, will serve as principal investigator on a three-year, $700,000 grant project in which Coping Power strategies will be combined with mindfulness training elements, like meditation and yoga, to reduce reactive aggression and future drug abuse in youths.