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Early Childhood Health Focus of UA’s Rural Health Conference

Early childhood health is the topic of the 15th Annual Rural Health Conference hosted by The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences and its Institute for Rural Health Research.

UA Scientist Emphasizes Metabolites’ Role in Understanding Disease

Overreliance on genetic-centered approaches in predicting, diagnosing and treating disease will lead to few future scientific breakthroughs, cautioned a University of Alabama researcher who co-authored an article in an early online issue of Genetics advocating for a greater emphasis on the body’s metabolites in understanding illnesses.

UA Matters: Having a Healthy Spring Break

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 […]

UA Fraternity to Host Blood Drive

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.

UA Seeks Nominations for Rural Health Heroes

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.

Reprogrammed Protein Shows Neurologic Disease Treatment Promise, UA Research Shows

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.

UA Health-Career Forum Targets Black Male High-School Students

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.

UA Physician’s Film Challenges U.S. Anti-Smoking Efforts

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.

UA Matters: How to Lose Weight in a Healthy Way

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 […]

Secrets to Python’s ‘Extreme Adaptation’ Revealed in UA Co-Authored Paper

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.

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