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Posts Tagged ‘Health’

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 Hosts Health Care Journalist, Author for Community Talk

T.R. Reid, a Washington Post journalist and author of the best-selling book, “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care,” will give a community talk at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Tuscaloosa River Market.

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.

Med Students to Follow Patients Throughout Care in UA Pilot Program

Third-year medical students at The University of Alabama have an opportunity to follow a patient over time through the health care system as part of an innovative new program being piloted this year.

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.

Lipid Deficiency Linked to Neuron Degeneration in UA Lab Study

A type of lipid that naturally declines in the aging brain impacts – within laboratory models used to study Parkinson’s disease – a protein associated with the disease, according to a study co-authored by University of Alabama researchers.

UA Biology Student Receives Award, Cash Prize for Birth Defect Research

Kristin R. Di Bona, a doctoral candidate and graduate research assistant in The University of Alabama’s department of biological sciences, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Teratology Society’s Marie W. Taubeneck award.

Sleepy Students Emphasize Studies, Social Activity to Detriment of Health, According to UA Study  

College students are typically more sleep deprived than the rest of us and often ignore the health benefits of adequate slumber, said a University of Alabama researcher who studies the topic.

UA’s Avery Receives Health Policy Leadership Award

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Daniel Avery was the 2014 recipient of the Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Health Policy Leadership Award, which is awarded to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to improve the health status of an individual, a group of people or a population.

UA Start-Up Brings Health Device Concept to Friday’s Launchpad Competition

A University of Alabama start-up company developing a low-cost device for checking both muscle health and nerve cells will compete Friday in a business competition.