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The Stigma Remains

To Dr. Pamela Payne Foster, a former New Yorker, the most striking thing about the red brick building on the street corner of the Alabama town was the complete absence of signage indicating...

March 10, 2009

Extending Health Care’s Reach

In 2001, the Capstone Rural Health Center opened in Parrish, bringing quality health care near to the doorsteps of the approximate 1,500 people living in and around the rural Walker County, Ala. community.

November 3, 2008

‘Baby Blues’ of a Different Shade

When you hear “baby blues,” chances are you think of the kind that hit after the baby is born – thanks to all the attention postpartum depression gets in the media and from celebrities...

November 10, 2007

UA Works to Stop PD

There’s an almost audible buzz emitting from a basement level laboratory in The University of Alabama’s Biology Building. The five graduate and 10 undergraduate students who work there, alongside Drs. Guy and Kim Caldwell,...

April 30, 2006

The (Sleep) Doctor is In

Counting sheep as a way to doze off may be a cliché, but statistics show that millions of Americans suffer from insomnia and struggle to get a good night’s sleep.

November 8, 2005

Dispensing of Heart Drug Not ‘Black and White’

Think we've advanced too far in Civil Rights issues and medical care to resort to making health judgments based on skin color? Don't be so sure, says Dr. Gregory Dorr, an assistant professor of...

October 10, 2005

Protection in a Protein

University of Alabama researchers have demonstrated that a specific protein protects against the loss of the brain neurons whose demise leads to Parkinson's disease, a central nervous system disorder estimated to affect more than...

June 10, 2005

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