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Flu season more active than usual

The current flu season has been unusually active, with approximately 6.4 percent of doctor visits in 2018 alone for flu or for flu-like illnesses, said Wyndy Looney, director of Nursing at University Medical Center. She said so far this year, flu activity is higher than peak flu activity observed during many previous flu seasons. Looney […]


University Medical Center to host fourth annual Brussels Sprout Challenge at Heart Walk

University Medical Center, which is operated by UA’s College of Community Health Sciences, will host its fourth annual Brussels Sprout Challenge during the American Heart Association West Alabama Heart Walk on March 3. Partnering again with Manna Grocery and Deli in Tuscaloosa, which roasts and donates the Brussels sprouts served at the walk, University Medical […]


Orientation for Health Profession Academy held at CCHS

West Central Alabama AHEC hosted an orientation session at the College of Community Health Sciences Feb. 24 for its Health Profession Academy, a program that works to recruit rural students into health care education programs in the state and help them return to their home communities, or similar communities, to practice. About two dozen students […]


Faculty to be honored by National Alumni Association

Dr. Heather Taylor, associate professor of Pediatrics and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at the College, is being recognized by The University of Alabama National Alumni Association with the “Outstanding Commitment to Teaching” award. Each year, four UA faculty members are honored based on their commitment to teaching and the impact they have had on […]


The Spectrum of Heat-Related Illness

  It’s a very common thing to hear about in the news. Heat-related illnesses are seen often in the summer months and athletes are not the only ones subject to this. People who participate in recreational activities outdoors are exposed to heat related illness as well. “It’s not just athletes,” said Dr. Brett Bentley, assistant […]


College leading UA’s United Way fundraising campaign

The College of Community Health Sciences is leading this year’s United Way of West Alabama fundraising campaign for The University of Alabama. UA has set a goal of raising $375,000, just a little more than last year’s goal, which was exceeded. “This University is very special,” Sarah Patterson, former head coach for UA women’s gymnastics, […]


What’s On Your Plate?

Remember the Food Guide Pyramid from the 1990’s?  It was released by the USDA in 1992 as a tool to help us plan a healthy diet.  The Food Guide Pyramid divided foods into food groups and recommended the number of servings to eat daily.  While it was a great way to help us learn about […]


A Strategy for the Future

The College of Community Health Sciences began a strategic planning process in fall 2012 to develop a five-year plan that builds on the College’s deep roots in primary care and family medicine education while responding to the changing health care needs of communities.