It’s almost that time of year – spring break. While it’s definitely an occasion to let loose and have some fun, anyone planning on enjoying the much-awaited break should also use some caution. The University of Alabama’s Dr. Jennifer Clem offers several tips on how to have a healthy and safe spring break. Be smart about […]
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The Delta Sigma Pi fraternity at The University of Alabama asks students, faculty and the Tuscaloosa community to participate in a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Life South Bloodmobile, which will be parked on the north side of the UA Quad.
The University of Alabama Institute for Rural Health Research is seeking nominations for its 2014 Rural Health Heroes Awards. The awards honor rural health care providers and others in Alabama who assist communities in preventing childhood diseases and illnesses.
A protein naturally found only in single-cell organisms can, when reprogrammed in a laboratory, correct within animal models a hallmark trait associated with multiple neurodegenerative diseases, according to a paper co-authored by University of Alabama researchers and publishing today in the journal Cell.
In an effort to address the primary care physician shortage both in Alabama and nationwide, The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences is hosting its first forum geared specifically for African-American male high-school students.
As the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary this month of the landmark Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health with a new report, a University of Alabama veteran anti-smoking strategist argues in a provocative new documentary released online Wednesday that efforts to reduce smoking have become more symbol than substance.
Losing weight tends to be a popular New Year’s resolution or goal. But there is definitely a right way and a wrong way to go about achieving that goal. The University of Alabama’s Sheena Quizon Gregg shares a few tips on how shake loose those extra pounds in a healthy way. Avoid Skipping Meals. Avoid […]
The Burmese python’s ability to ramp up its metabolism and enlarge its organs to swallow and digest prey whole can be traced to unusually rapid evolution and specialized adaptations of its genes and the way they work, a team of international biologists, including one from The University of Alabama, said in a new research paper.
Students in The University of Alabama’s health education honor society Eta Sigma Gamma will illustrate the dangers of secondhand smoke in a vivid, and somewhat shocking, way during the annual Great American Smokeout Nov. 21.
A reception will be held Nov. 20 at The University of Alabama commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1964 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health publication and honoring the memory of Dr. Luther Terry, an Alabamian who was the country’s Surgeon General at the time.