Health Notes

November 4, 2021

Health Matters is an award-winning weekly television series broadcast on WVUA-23 that features University Medical Center physicians and providers who raise awareness of important health issues and bring relevant and timely health information to the public. Health Matters airs on WVUA-23 on Wednesdays at 5 pm and Sundays at 10 pm. Segments are also posted to the WVUA-23 and UMC websites.

October Health Matters

Booster shots are the latest headline in the fight against COVID-19. The shots are an additional vaccine dose for people whose protection against the virus may have decreased over time. Dr. Tom Weida, chief medical officer at University Medical Center, explains more about COVID-19 booster shots. Watch the Health Matters on COVID-19 Update

Breast cancer is a common cancer among American women and if discovered early is easier to treat. Dr. John McDonald is an obstetrician and gynecologist at University Medical Center. He describes breast cancer risk factors, symptoms to watch for and the importance of screening. Watch the Health Matters on Breast Cancer

Every year, thousands of people in the United States get sick with the flu. But the flu is not just a bad cold; it can be deadly. Dr. Tom Weida, chief medical officer at University Medical Center, says now is the time to get a flu shot. Watch the Health Matters on Flu Shot

Prenatal care is important for expectant mothers, but in some rural communities that care can be hard to find. University Medical Center opened a clinic in Fayette, Alabama, earlier this year to bring more prenatal care services to patients there. Dr. Jane Weida, a physician at University Medical Center who was instrumental in getting the clinic started, tells us more. Watch the Health Matters on University Medical Center Fayette Clinic