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UA’s Leeper Honored for Statistical Contributions to Medicine, Public Health

Dr. James Leeper, a professor in the department of community and rural medicine at The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

UA Matters: Exercising, Working in the Summer Heat

Hot, humid weather poses great challenges for those working or exercising out of doors. The University of Alabama’s Dr. Phil Bishop offers some advice on staying safe in the heat. Exercise and work causes us to produce more heat, and we must evaporate sweat to stay cool, so exercise early in the AM and late […]

UA Matters: Reducing Allergy Symptoms Without Medication

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Richard Friend offers some suggestions to reduce allergy symptoms without medication.

UA’s Rural Health Conference Features Cooking Challenge

This year’s Rural Health Conference, slated for April 17 at The University of Alabama, will feature a “cooking challenge.”

UA Matters: Importance of Adequate Sleep

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Adam Knowlden offers insight into the importance of sleep and a few tips to help you rest well and awaken refreshed.

UA Matters: Preventing Diabetes

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Joseph Fritz provides some simple precautions that, if followed, can prevent or delay diabetes.

UA Professor Developing Wearable Device to Track Diet

A University of Alabama researcher is the lead on a $1.8 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Health to test the practical accuracy of a wearable sensor in tracking diet.

UA Matters: Helping Your Loved One Stop Smoking

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Alice March offers some suggestions for you to help your loved one with tobacco addition.

UA to Compete Against Texas A&M in Bone Marrow Registry Drive

The University of Alabama’s Be The Match On Campus student organization will hold a drive to add student names to the bone marrow registry and provide hope for blood cancer patients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, and Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Ferguson Theatre. The drive, which is part of Be The Match’s first Cheek Week challenge, is being held in competition with the Texas A&M University chapter of Be The Match on Campus.

UA Engages in Intervention Pilot Program for Childhood Obesity

Faculty from The University of Alabama and community members from Alabama’s Black Belt region have been awarded $45,000 to support a childhood obesity prevention plan through Project UNITED’s Intervention Pilot Program.

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