Last week when yet another patient at the clinic declined to have a flu shot, I asked her, “If there were a vaccine for Ebola, would you want me to give it to you?” “Oh yes,” she said, “I’d take that one for sure.” I tried to explain to her that the flu presents a […]
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Third-year medical students at The University of Alabama have an opportunity to follow a patient over time through the health care system as part of an innovative new program being piloted this year. The Tuscaloosa Longitudinal Community Curriculum, or TLC², is a program through UA’s College of Community Health Sciences that covers medical students’ third-year curriculum.
Alan Blum, MD, professor in Family Medicine and the Gerald Leon Wallace Endowed Chair for the College of Community Health Sciences, recently addressed the “tobacco-friendly” donors associated with Stand Up To Cancer, a non-profit cancer group that conducts televised fundraising events, in an article on The Cancer Letter. The group raised more than $109 million […]
University of Alabama campaign to vaccinate faculty, staff and students against the flu this year begins in mid-September and will continue into November. The vaccination effort is being led by the College of Community Health Sciences. This is the third year the College has lead the University’s efforts to protect employees and students against the […]
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 prevention plan through Project UNITED’s Intervention Pilot Program. The project will run through June 2015. UA faculty members on the project are Dr. Linda Knol, associate professor in the department of human […]
Dr. Pamela Payne Foster, who works at the University of Alabama’s School of Rural Medicine, has helped enlist 12 Black Belt churches to participate in an HIV and anti-stigma program similar to one used in Ghana, according to the report.
In three previous national telethons, Stand Up To Cancer has raised more than a quarter of a billion dollars for cancer research. Contributions to the “War on Cancer” pledged in the fourth such telethon on September 5 would seem to be welcome. But several sponsors that were praised in the telecast appear to be doing […]
Late summer brings excitement about college football and hopes that the weather will soon cool off, but it also brings a risk for West Nile Virus, a common infection, but one that is not frequently diagnosed. It is important to be familiar with the signs and symptoms of this infection and ways to prevent it. The […]
Alan Blum, MD, professor of Family Medicine and the Gerald Leon Wallace Endowed Chair of the College of Community Health Sciences, co-authored an opinions piece about the regulation of electronic cigarettes that ran in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Click here for the article.
Pamela Payne-Foster, MD, MPH, associate professor for Department of Community and Rural Medicine and the deputy director for the Institute for Rural Health Research at the College of Community Health Sciences, has been researching HIV in the South since the early 2000s. Over and over she has heard her HIV patients in the Black Belt […]
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