College of Community Health Sciences is Tobacco Free

The College of Community Health Sciences has implemented a tobacco-free policy for its campus. The new policy affects the College’s buildings and grounds, including green spaces, walkways, employee parking and patient and public parking. It applies to College faculty, staff, residents and medical students, as well as patients, visitors, vendors and guests. The policy took effect […]

Rural healthcare making progress

Governor Robert Bentley has proclaimed this week as Rural Healthcare Week.  Medical professionals that serve these communities are pleased.  They say anything that can bring awareness and potentially more resources to their area would be welcomed.  Dr. John Wheat with the University of Alabama is a professor specializing in rural healthcare.  He says between UAB […]

Program provides support for sober UA students

Modeled after a successful program at Texas Tech University and a vision of UA Student Health Center director John Maxwell, the Collegiate Recovery Community serves as a safe environment for students who are committed to leading sober, healthy lives. It is a place where students can thrive academically and socially while pursuing their recovery.

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 […]