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Anderson speaks about hypertension at Mini Medical School

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 […]

Mini Medical School Topics: Women’s Health, Injury Prevention and Telemedicine

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 […]

Mini Medical School topics include ADHD in grandchildren, geriatric depression and parkinsonism

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 […]

UA Matters: Helping Children Connect with Nature

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 […]

UMC offering transitional care to discharged hospital patients

When some patients are discharged from the hospital after being treated for an acute condition, they need help transitioning back into their everyday life—and making sure they are not readmitted. University Medical Center, which is operated by The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences, is now helping these types of patients on a […]

Dr. Catherine Ikard joins Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Dr. Catherine Ikard has joined University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Internal Medicine. She also serves as the Neurology Clerkship Director for medical students receiving their clinical education at the UA College of Community Health Sciences, which operates UMC. Ikard is a board-certified neurologist who received her medical degree from the University […]