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IMPROVING HEALTH IN YOUR COMMUNITY
The goal of the 16th Annual Rural Health Conference is to push the understanding of individual, clinical and community healthcare in rural Alabama. The conference will be held April 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Ferguson Student Center on The University of Alabama’s campus and is open to healthcare professionals, community and […]
A stay of 48 hours is standard, particularly to observe a mother for risks of postpartum hemorrhage, the single most common complication after delivery, said Dr. John McDonald, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the College of Community Health Sciences
“For a change, let’s not talk about the Affordable Care Act, expansion of Medicaid, regional care organizations or anything else that’s controversial in health care. (This could be a short conversation.) Instead, let’s talk about something about which most people would agree: Despite having the best hospital facilities, the best technology and the best trained doctors and health care professionals, our current health care system leaves a lot to be desired in the way it’s organized and delivers care, especially given the poor population health outcomes we get.
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