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UA professor connects health habits to childhood

Dr. Alan Blum, a professor of family medicine at The University of Alabama, believes sugar and salt-laden snack machines mixed with a lack of physical education in grade schools deserve a heaping portion of blame for the nation’s high obesity rates.

No Flu Zone Campaign Continues in October

The University of Alabama campaign to make the University a no flu zone continues in October. Flu season typically begins in October, and nurses from University Medical Center and the Student Health Center, which are both operated by the College of Community Health Sciences, are working to make it as easy and convenient as possible for […]

Coggins Remembered for Service to the College

Wilmer J. Coggins, MD, former dean of the College is being remembered for his service to the College and his dedication to improving access to health care for the medically underserved, particularly those living in rural areas. Coggins, who served as dean from 1980 to 1991, died Sept. 9 at Hospice of West Alabama in […]

Making The University of Alabama a No Flu Zone

A University of Alabama campaign to vaccinate faculty, staff and students against the flu this year kicks off in September. The vaccination effort will be led by University Medical Center and the Student Health Center, which are both operated by the College. Beginning September 4, University Medical Center nurses, and additional nurses hired for the […]

Medical Students Attend Orientation at College

Thirty-eight University of Alabama School of Medicine students who will spend their third and fourth years of clinical training at the College of Community Health Sciences recently attended an orientation session at the College.