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 […]
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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 […]
We’ve all seen the movie scenes where a man gasps, clutches his chest and falls to the ground. In reality, a heart attack victim could easily be a woman, and the scene not so dramatic. While men and women share some of the same heart attack symptoms, The University of Alabama’s Dr. Joseph Fritz explains […]
Robert McKinney, LCSW, PIP, ACSW, is now the director of the Department of Social Services for University Medical Center and assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine for the UA College of Community Health Sciences, which operates UMC and UMC-Northport. McKinney has been with UMC since 2011 as a social worker and doctoral student. He earned […]
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 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 […]
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