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University Medical Center expands evening hours

The University Medical Center, which is operated by The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, will expand its evening hours beginning next month in an effort to increase access to health care for West Alabama residents. Effective April 6, the center will be open from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for scheduled appointments and urgent […]

Medical students match into residencies

Fourth-year medical students from the University of Alabama School of Medicine Tuscaloosa Regional Campus learned March 20 through the National Resident Matching Program where they will train for the next three to seven years for their graduate medical education. The 32 students were among the thousands across the country who entered into the Main Residency […]

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UA’s Rural Health Conference Features Cooking Challenge

Alabama suffers from one of the highest obesity rates in the nation, yet many residents struggle to find healthy food. The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences and its Institute for Rural Health Research hope to change that during the 16th annual Rural Health Conference April 17. This year’s event will feature a “cooking challenge,” which is […]

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Tuscaloosa County School System bans e-cigarettes

No more huffing and puffing on county school campuses in Tuscaloosa. The school board voted to change its tobacco policy to include electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Dr. Alan Blum at The University of Alabama says the appeal of e-cigarettes could have lasting effects. “When teenagers and kids are taking these things up, there’s no way that we can know now that they’re not going to lead to other addictions. And Nicotine addiction is no fun.”

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College to sponsor city’s TEDx event, faculty to present

Two College of Community Health Sciences faculty will present at the first TEDxTuscaloosa event, which will take place on April 11 at Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa. The College will also be a sponsor of the event. Dr. Pamela Payne-Foster, associate professor of Community and Rural Medicine and deputy director of the […]