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UA In the News — Nov. 5

Manila Bulletin – Nov. 5
I read a newspaper article that says tattoos can boost our immune system. Is this true? What are other health benefits of tattoos? What health risks are associated with them? — A—Indeed, there are a few limited studies, albeit by the same researchers, that suggests tattoos may be good for our immune system. In March 2016, a research team from the University of Alabama that examined the association between tattooing and the immune system published the results of their study in the online issue of the American Journal of Human Biology. The results suggest that tattooing could boost the immune system.

UA waives fees for college applications
CBS 42 – Nov. 4
It’s college application week in Alabama. That means that application fees will be waived to select colleges and high school seniors can apply for free! Some on the list include the University of Alabama, Auburn University, University of Montevallo, Talladega College and more.
NBC 13
ABC (Huntsville)

President could attend Bama/LSU Game
NBC 13 – Nov. 4
The SEC showdown is sure to be the talk of the town but then you add some presidential power. Sports Illustrated is now reporting The University of Alabama is getting ready for president trump to attend the game. School officials would not confirm or deny the report. We also did reach out to The White House, which is not confirmed any plan.
ABC (New Orleans)
ABC (Huntsville)
Fox 6
Fox (Baton Rouge)
Vanity Fair

UA Alumnus named new commander of U.S. Strategic Command
CBS (Huntsville) – Nov. 4
He will lead U.S. Strategic Command and act as the overseer of the nation’s nuclear arsenal. (Charles) Richard graduated from The University of Alabama  in 1982 and will be promoted to four-star admiral as part of the new command. Richard was unanimously confirmed by the senate in late October.
Fox (Huntsville)

Combating the Opioid Crisis
NBC 13 – Nov. 4
Two faculty members at The University of Alabama are getting close to $4 million to fight opioid addiction. The money is coming from two organizations including the National Institutes of Health. The University says the researchers and their teams will focus on helping to end addiction long term.

Tuscaloosa Runs for Veterans 5K (Live Interview)
WVUA – Nov. 4
Our special guest tonight is Alex Bynum of the University of Alabama’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs. One hundred percent of the registrations from the event aids local charities including the Tuscaloosa Veterans Memorial Park, the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center Homeless Shelter, and The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College emergency relief fund, which provides assistance to veteran students in dire financial need. We also feel that holding a Tuscaloosa Track Club Grand Prix 5k run/walk. The Saturday before Veterans Day is a great way to honor the holiday.

UA reps working with OB-GYN offices to address infant mortality rates
NBC (Montgomery) – Nov. 4
The University of Alabama is trying to figure out why Alabama’s infant mortality rate, remains one of the highest in the country. The University of Alabama School of Social Work is looking to use a plan to help not only study but eventually reduce the infant mortality in the state through improved wellness among mothers at risk. Research has shown women in Alabama face many risks that influence the state’s high infant mortality rate nearly 9 percent when the National average is just almost 6 percent. Factors include substance abuse, mental health and domestic abuse that could be causing the high number of babies dying way too soon.
Fox 6
ABC (Columbus, Ga.)
Bright Side
Times Daily (Florence) – Nov. 3
Taylor Roberson of Florence, was selected as a member of the 2019 University of Alabama Homecoming Court.

People for Nov. 4, 2019
Concord Monitor (New Hampshire) – Nov. 4
Chelsea Szepan earned a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Alabama.