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West Nile Virus

By Jared Ellis, MD Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Associate Residency Director, University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency Program Late summer brings excitement about football, and hopes that the weather will soon cool off. However, it brings a risk that some have heard of, but few are familiar with: West Nile Virus (WNV) infection. This […]

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Screening, prevention important in combatting breast cancer

By Erin Tech While family history is a risk factor for breast cancer, well more than half of breast cancer cases occur sporadically and are not hereditary, said Dr. Helen Krontiras, who provided the Dr. Joe W. and Virginia Hursey O’Neal Endowed Lecture for the College of Community Health Sciences on May 2. Krontiras, a […]

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WVUA: Health Matters – Lower Back Pain (April 19, 2017)

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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WVUA: Health Matters – Adult Immunizations (April 12, 2017)

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 […]

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WVUA: Health Matters – Sinusitus (April 5, 2017)

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 […]

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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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College hosts third annual Brussels Sprout Challenge at Heart Walk

For the third straight year, UA’s College of Community Health Sciences hosted the Brussels Sprout Challenge during the American Heart Association West Alabama Heart Walk on March 25. The College and its University Medical Center partnered with Manna Grocery and Deli in Tuscaloosa to roast and serve Brussels sprouts at the walk, which began at […]