UA In the News — Dec. 5

  • December 5th, 2018

How To Choose Hospice Care
Forbes – Dec. 4
Making the decision to transition your loved one to hospice care (for people whose medical conditions mean they are expected to die within six months) is a time of emotional upheaval. It’s often accompanied by confusion, with little understanding of available options or how hospice actually works. . . . One alternative is a freestanding facility known as a hospice house. Hospice houses offer a more home-like atmosphere than typically found in a hospital or nursing home. They’re designed for short stays and may be a good option when the person requires around-the-clock care. Some hospice house programs mandate that a patient be within a month or two of death, so be sure to ask about admission criteria. “If you have an opportunity to go with a free-standing hospice house, jump wholeheartedly into it because the environment is created specifically to help people as they die and the family members of people as they die,” said Dr. Rebecca Allen, a geropsychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Alabama’s Research Institute on Aging.
UA holds annual SLIS book sale
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Dec .4
The UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA’s department of library and information studies is hosting their annual book sale. Residents from throughout Tuscaloosa can shop the great deals on almost brand new books. The event is so popular that thousands of books are sold in just the four days the event takes place.

UA Health Center sees rise in patients
CBS 42 – Dec. 4
It’s that time of the year again here in Alabama where more and more folks will be taking a visit to the doctors office for cold and flu doctors and nurses at the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA student health center and pharmacy have been busy recently. Doctors treat between 200 and 300 sick students every day at the health center. Staff members there tell us they are seeing more virus cases and stomach flu cases this year.

UA looking for participants for theater-based Autism study
NBC 13 – Dec. 4
Right now, researchers at the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA are enrolling children ages 10 through 16 for a theater based autism spectrum disorder spectrum group. Researchers on children with and without autism spectrum disorder. If you like to find out more, contact shane Jones at the number you see on your screen right there
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham) – Dec. 4
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Dec. 4

UA Crossing Points wins Best Float in West Alabama Christmas Parade
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Dec. 4
Nothing like a little friendly Christmas competition. Here are the winners from last night’s parade: UA crossing points won best float.

GSMS Cheerleaders Perform at University of Alabama
Mullett Wrapper – Dec. 5
The GSMS Cheerleaders were invited to participate at the 2018 University of Alabama UCA Spirit Day. It was a phenomenal opportunity to visit a place of higher learning and showcase the talent of our school’s cheerleading squad.

Female CEOs are more likely to get fired than male CEOs
India Today – Dec. 4
A study conducted by the University of Alabama in the US shows that women CEOs are shockingly 45 per cent more vulnerable than male CEOs to be dismissed from their respective firms

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