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UMC clinic helps children and families navigate foster care

By Amelia Neumeister As a foster parent, Dr. Brian Gannon knows that children and families in foster care can face challenges navigating medical care, paperwork, state agencies, schools and other aspects of case management. He has eight children—six of which were adopted. And four of those adoptions were through foster placements. Physicians can legally request […]


Sleep problems, adapted athletics topics at Mini Med School

More than 50 percent of adults in the US experience intermittent sleep disturbances, and only 30 percent of adults report regularly getting enough sleep. Chronically tired individuals face increased risk of illnesses and an overall lower quality of life, says Dr. Katie Gates, assistant professor of Family Medicine at The University of Alabama College of […]


In Remembrance: Dr. Charles LeMaistre

Dr. Charles LeMaistre, an alumnus of The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences who played a key role in getting health warnings on cigarettes and who served as president of MD Anderson Center for nearly two decades, passed away Jan. 28. He was 92 years old. LeMaistre, a native of Lockhart, Alabama, received his […]


Dean speaks to WVUA, CBS 42 on spike in flu cases

Alabama has seen a spike in the number of flu cases reported, and Dr. Richard Streiffer, dean of The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, says it isn’t too late to get a flu shot, according to reports from CBS 42 WIAT and WVUA. Alabama joins Arizona and Georgia as the three states […]