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Washington Post reporter discusses U.S. health care

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 […]

UA Matters: Preventing Diabetes

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 […]

Med students to follow patients through care in UA pilot program

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.

Faculty talks Stand Up To Cancer’s ‘tobacco-friendly’ donors

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 […]

Campus-wide Flu Shot Campaign Under Way at UA

 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 […]

UA Engages in Intervention Pilot Program for Childhood Obesity

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 […]