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By Amelia Neumeister As a foster parent, Dr. Brian Gannon knows that children and families in foster care can face challenges navigating medical care, paperwork, state agencies, schools and other aspects of case management. He has eight children—six of which were adopted. And four of those adoptions were through foster placements. Physicians can legally request […]
More than 50 percent of adults in the US experience intermittent sleep disturbances, and only 30 percent of adults report regularly getting enough sleep. Chronically tired individuals face increased risk of illnesses and an overall lower quality of life, says Dr. Katie Gates, physician at University Medical Center operated by the UA College of Community […]
One in three adults in America has hypertension, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, hypertension can be treated with lifestyle modifications and medications, said Dr. Brittney Anderson, resident physician at University Medical Center. Anderson provided a presentation on hypertension on Nov. 3 as part of the Mini Medical School program conducted […]
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women, so prevention and screening are important, not only for breast cancer but also for other gynecologic cancers, according to Dr. Kristie Graettinger, a physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University Medical Center. Graettinger provided a presentation, “Women’s Health Update: Cancer Prevention,” at the Oct. 20 […]
The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, which operates University Medical Center, hosted its second semester of Mini Medical School, a lecture series for UA’s OLLI program put on by UMC providers. The series is open to the public. Mini Medical School lets adults and community learners explore trends in medicine and health, and the […]
The University of Alabama’s Dr. Caroline Boxmeyer explains how mindfulness and contemplative practices can improve overall health and well-being.
Some side effects of stress, like a headache, can be felt immediately. But too much stress over time can wreak havoc on the body. Some chronic health conditions can be attributed to long-term stress, said The University of Alabama’s Dr. Harriet Myers.
Spending time in nature improves mood, reduces stress and promotes better physical health. Despite the countless benefits, it has become increasingly difficult to separate ourselves from our busy schedules, electronic devices and creature comforts to spend time outside. Helping children connect with nature is critically important, experts say. In addition to the health benefits, spending time […]