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Prevention best way to avoid Zika Virus

By Amelia Neumeister “It’s a story that begins with a bug,” said Dr. Heather Taylor, associate professor of Pediatrics at the College of Community Health Sciences, as she began her May 1 lecture as part of the Mini Medical School Program hosted by the College and UA’s OLLI program. In her talk, titled “Zika Virus,” […]

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Managing diabetes to stay healthy

By Amelia Neumeister Controlling blood sugar is important for people with diabetes, but other conditions need to be managed as well to provide the best health outcomes, according to Dr. Jared Ellis, assistant professor of family medicine for the College of Community Health Sciences and associate director of its Family Medicine Residency. During a presentation […]

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Health Notes – The confusing world of over-the-counter medications

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 […]

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Some post-menopausal issues can be reduced with healthy lifestyle choices

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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Crimson White: UA professor lectures on key issues with over-the-counter drugs

To help society become smarter consumers in pharmacies, Dean and professor of Family Medicine in College of Community Health Sciences Dr. Rick Streiffer presented a lecture entitled, “Over-the-Counter Drugs: A Prescription for Confusion” on Thursday. Streiffer initially spoke about how common the confusion in buying over-the-counter drugs is for most ages, and how people in […]

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Immunizations in older adults, addiction and teens, schizophrenia and cholesterol topics in weekly Mini Med School lecture series

About one-third of people will get shingles in their lifetime, and while the shingles vaccine is only about 50 percent effective, it is still worth it to avoid getting the virus, said Dr. Jane Weida, director of clinical affairs for the College of Community Health Sciences’ Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine. Weida gave […]

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Sleep problems, adapted athletics topics at Mini Med School

More than 50 percent of adults in the US experience intermittent sleep disturbances, and only 30 percent of adults report regularly getting enough sleep. Chronically tired individuals face increased risk of illnesses and an overall lower quality of life, says Dr. Katie Gates, assistant professor of Family Medicine at The University of Alabama College of […]

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Resident speaks about hypertension at Mini Medical School

One in three adults in America has hypertension, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, hypertension can be treated with lifestyle modifications and medications, said Dr. Brittney Anderson, a third-year resident physician at The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency. Anderson provided a presentation on hypertension on Nov. 3 as part […]