University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa

The University of Alabama (UA) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. Founded in 1831, it is the flagship university of the University of Alabama System, as well the senior and the largest in terms of enrollment among all of the state's universities. It is known as The Capstone, a nickname that stems from a 1913 speech by then-president George H. Denny, who extolled the university as the "capstone of the public school system in the state." UA offers programs of study in 13 academic divisions leading to bachelor's, master's, Education Specialist, and doctoral degrees. The only publicly supported law school in Alabama is at UA. Other academic programs unavailable elsewhere in Alabama include doctoral programs in anthropology, library and information studies, metallurgical engineering, music, Romance languages, and social work. As one of the first public universities established in early 19th century southwestern frontier of the US, UA left a vast cultural imprint on the state, region and nation as a whole for the past two centuries. The school was a center of activity during the American Civil War and the Civil Rights movement.

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739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States of America 35487
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What to know if breast cancer runs in your family

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in women. A woman's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is 12 percent (1 of every 8 women). Breast cancer risk is higher among women whose close blood relatives ...

Oct 07, 2014
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Tips, myths surrounding breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the method of infant feeding recommended by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and ...

Sep 30, 2014
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Lipid deficiency linked to neuron degeneration

A type of lipid that naturally declines in the aging brain impacts – within laboratory models used to study Parkinson's disease – a protein associated with the disease, according to a study co-authored by University of ...

Sep 09, 2014
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What is West Nile Virus?

Late summer brings excitement about college football and hopes that the weather will soon cool off, but it also brings a risk for West Nile Virus, a common infection, but one that is not frequently diagnosed.

Sep 09, 2014
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Optimizing your energy throughout the workday

As more and more Americans work long hours, it is no surprise that individuals are looking for ways to improve energy, feel better and perform at their best – both at work and at home. Researchers have ...

Aug 26, 2014
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Ways to avoid heat stroke

Having some fun in the sun is typically a popular summer activity, but it can also be dangerous.

Jun 24, 2014
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How to Lose Weight in a Healthy Way

Losing weight tends to be a popular New Year's resolution or goal. But there is definitely a right way and a wrong way to go about achieving that goal. The University of Alabama's Sheena Quizon Gregg shares a few tips on ...

Dec 17, 2013
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Holiday driving dangerous, more so just before Christmas

(Medical Xpress)—The days just before Christmas, as people rush to buy presents and travel to holiday destinations, can be more dangerous on roadways than the days surrounding Thanksgiving and New Year's, according to a ...

Nov 20, 2013
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Physician offers tips on sun safety

The long, lazy days of summer are finally here, and while it's the perfect time to have some fun in the sun, one University of Alabama professor stressed the importance of being smart while enjoying those golden rays.

Jun 26, 2013
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