Crimson White: UA professor lectures on key issues with over-the-counter drugs

To help society become smarter consumers in pharmacies, Dean and professor of Family Medicine in College of Community Health Sciences Dr. Rick Streiffer presented a lecture entitled, “Over-the-Counter Drugs: A Prescription for Confusion” on Thursday.

Streiffer initially spoke about how common the confusion in buying over-the-counter drugs is for most ages, and how people in the United States make trips to drug store regularly for various concerns, spending a lot of money on items they do not need. According to him, many products can cause adverse effects for people as well.

PCH: Cooking healthier a goal of UA partnership student

Pickens County Herald: Cooking healthier a goal of UA partnership student

March 8, 2017 – Courtney Rentas, a Fellow with The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership, is teaching a nutritional cooking class to freshmen at Aliceville High School this semester.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17 percent of high school students in Alabama are obese compared with 14 percent nationally. Rentas hopes that teaching high school students basic nutrition and elementary cooking skills will lower the rate of obesity in Pickens County in the future.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17 percent of high school students in Alabama are obese compared with 14 percent nationally. Rentas hopes that teaching high school students basic nutrition and elementary cooking skills will lower the rate of obesity in Pickens County in the future.

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