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 […]
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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 […]
News clips from WBRC, WVUA, and WVTM covering the 2017 Pickens County Health Fair. WBRC Clip: WVUA Clip: WVTM Clip:
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.
The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership is partnering with Pickens County Medical Center to host a health fair Thursday, April 6, from 10 am to 2 pm. The health fair will be held at the Pickens County Medical Center HealthPlex, located at 241 Robert K. Wilson Drive in Carrollton, Ala. The fair will include free […]
Dr. Ed Geno, an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the College of Community Health Sciences, and Dr. Cecil Robinson, an associate professor and director of Learning Resources and Evaluation for the College, were among faculty chosen nationwide for the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine’s Emerging Leaders Class of 2018. The […]
To help people become savvy consumers in drug stores and pharmacies and wiser users of over-the-counter medications, Dr. Richard Streiffer, dean of UA’s College of Community Health Sciences and a family medicine physician, went shopping. He recounted his shopping experience and provided helpful information in a presentation March 9 that was part of the Mini […]
Osteoporosis and heart disease are some of the complications women can develop after menopause, but these can be reduced with healthy lifestyle choices, according to Dr. Cecily Collins, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UA’s College of Community Health Sciences. Other post-menopausal issues, such as hot flashes and vaginal and urinary symptoms, are […]
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