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IMPROVING HEALTH IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Fourth-year medical students from the University of Alabama School of Medicine Tuscaloosa Regional Campus learned March 20 through the National Resident Matching Program where they will train for the next three to seven years for their graduate medical education. The 32 students were among the thousands across the country who entered into the Main Residency […]
Alabama suffers from one of the highest obesity rates in the nation, yet many residents struggle to find healthy food. The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences and its Institute for Rural Health Research hope to change that during the 16th annual Rural Health Conference April 17. This year’s event will feature a “cooking challenge,” which is […]
No more huffing and puffing on county school campuses in Tuscaloosa. The school board voted to change its tobacco policy to include electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Dr. Alan Blum at The University of Alabama says the appeal of e-cigarettes could have lasting effects. “When teenagers and kids are taking these things up, there’s no way that we can know now that they’re not going to lead to other addictions. And Nicotine addiction is no fun.”
“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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