The 3rd Annual Tuscaloosa Evening of African Films will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. The program begins at 6 pm and includes the showing of four films, including three award-winning short films and one feature-length film. African art, crafts and other products will be available for purchase at the […]
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The University of Alabama, Pickens County and its medical center are in the early stages of planning for a partnership meant to provide sustainable health care for the rural county and “real world” training for UA students from a variety of colleges. Students in medicine, nursing, social work, nutrition, psychology and health education — and […]
When T.R. Reid, Washington Post journalist and author of the best-selling book, “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care,” visited The University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa community, he sat down with WVUA and Dr. Richard Streiffer, dean of the College of Community Health Sciences, to talk about healthcare […]
There is not a single, simple solution to fix the nation’s obesity problem. That’s why University of Alabama researchers take multi-disciplinary approaches to the challenge – approaches that frequently focus on children. “As a country, we’ve become more and more obese over the last several decades, and Alabama is one of the more obese states,” […]
Physicians, community members and students congregated Nov. 13 at the Tuscaloosa River Market to listen to Washington Post journalist T.R. Reid discuss health care in the United States and around the world. Reid’s book “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care” is a New York Times bestseller. When […]
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 […]
T.R. Reid, a Washington Post journalist and author of the best-selling book “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care,” will give a community talk at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Tuscaloosa River Market.
A new free health clinic operated by University of Alabama students aims to help people with chronic health problems in Tuscaloosa’s West End. The West End Health Project started about a month ago at the McDonald Hughes Center, said Michael Moore, student director of the clinic. The clinic provides free blood pressure checks, blood glucose […]
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 […]
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.
The University of Alabama
College of Community Health Sciences
850 Peter Bryce Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487