UA Matters: Preventing Diabetes

We’re No. 5. That’s right, Alabama is ranked fifth in the nation for the number of people diagnosed with diabetes. Approximately 434,000 Alabamians have the disease, one of the top 10 causes of death in the state. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, vision loss, kidney damage and, in some cases, loss of […]

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Mission Moment: Using telemedicine to provide asthma education

The College of Community Health Sciences launched a school-based asthma education program in DeKalb County in September. Seven elementary students at the Ruhama Junior High School in Fort Payne, Ala., which serves students in Kindergarten through the eighth grade, participated in the first session of the program on Sept. 18. Also participating were five parents, […]


Research roundup: An intervention program for childhood obesity

Faculty from The University of Alabama and community members from Alabama’s Black Belt region have been awarded $45,000 to support a childhood obesity prevent plan through Project UNITED’s Intervention Pilot Program. The project will run through June 2015. UA faculty members on the project are Harriet Myers, PhD, associate professor and clinical psychologist in the […]