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Virtual Care

The Institute of Medicine estimates that almost 100,000 patients die each year because of human errors in their care. This estimate is greater than the numbers of annual deaths from vehicle crashes, AIDS or...

February 25, 2005

Hard Choices

Court authorities often struggle to balance protecting society with appropriate treatment for youth who commit crimes. A University of Alabama professor recently authored a psychological test that measures key juvenile concepts and assists professionals...

December 9, 2004

Mind Games

People with autism can be highly intelligent, but the way their brains work when they learn may be distinctly different from those without the disorder.

November 11, 2004

UA Researcher to Create Family ‘Legacies’ to Help Deal with Illness

Few things leave people feeling as helpless and stressed as caring for a seriously ill family member.

October 5, 2004

When the ‘Terrible Twos’ Don’t Go Away

A University of Alabama psychologist with international success in modifying aggressive behavior in children is working with dozens of elementary schools to further gauge his program's effectiveness in reducing substance abuse risks.

September 17, 2004

UA Research on Rare Disorder Brings Insight into Epilepsy

Researchers at The University of Alabama, who have found a way to mimic epileptic seizures in the tiny roundworm C. elegans, have published their findings in the current issue of a top ranked scientific...

June 12, 2004

UA Partners with Kid One Transport to Help Children Reach Medical Care

Many West Alabama children will get the medical care they need thanks to a partnership between The University of Alabama and Kid One Transport System. The partnership has provided $500,000 in federal funds to...

October 11, 2003

A Compassionate Voice

When Dr. Margaret "Peg" Lyons talks with cancer patients about the emotional toll the disease takes on their lives, she brings a lot to the discussion. She has more than 20 years' experience as...

September 3, 2003

America’s Going Gray

In America, the population age 65 and older is expected to double by 2030. At that rate, this group is projected to comprise 20 percent of the population while utilizing 50 percent of the...

December 3, 2002

Four-Legged Fun Part of Speech Pathologist’s Therapy

Dr. Beth Macauley, UA assistant professor of communicative disorders, has a black, six-year old Newfoundland retriever mix as a research assistant.

June 22, 2002

UA Biologist Uses Microscopic Worm in Search of Answers to Enormous Questions

It's a tiny worm, so small you need a microscope to see it. But in the laboratory of Dr. Guy Caldwell, the worm may be poised to reveal some big secrets, giving scientists better...

November 12, 2001

UA Nursing, Capstone Medical Center Bring Health Care to Parrish

For 17 months, Parrish residents were without local health care, but that changed in June when the Capstone Rural Health Center, operated by The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing and UA's Capstone...

May 10, 2001