In the South, we love our sweet tea. But as a whole, Americans are consuming too much sugar, and a good portion of that comes from beverages. A long-term sugar surplus leads to issues like obesity, diabetes and heart disease. University Medical Center Registered Dietician Suzanne Henson said down here, sugar is an epidemic. “It […]
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The practice of medicine has experienced many changes over the years, but one thing that has stayed consistent over time is the importance of physician-patient communication, said Dr. Dan Avery, an obstetrician-gynecologist who has practiced in Alabama for more than 30 years. He shared key takeaways from his years in practice in a presentation April […]
Dr. Rick Streiffer with the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences said most people experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Most times, it’s treatable without a doctor’s intervention — heat, over-the-counter medications and rest go a long way to helping a hurting back. “It is one of the most […]
The University of Alabama’s Dr. Marisa Giggie hopes to bring attention to the mental health crisis in jails and prisons during a presentation and panel discussion. The session is titled, “Mental Health in Correctional Settings in Tuscaloosa” and will begin at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Willard Auditorium at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.
Immunizations are often considered something just for children before they head to day care or school for the first time, but immunizations are important for adults, too. Dr. Jane Weida at University Medical Center in Tuscaloosa says skipping your shots can result in some nasty consequences. Adults should be getting a tetanus and diphtheria shot every […]
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Most people develop some sinus issue or other at least once in their life. When it strikes, it’s tempting to ask your doctor for some antibiotics, but that’s not always the correct course of action. Dr. Ricky Friend with the University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences says even the worst sinus infections are […]
Women in rural communities can face more challenges than most when it comes to getting quality healthcare. Visit WBRC to read the full article.
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