University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
April 4, 2011
Contact: Renee Paul, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6640

Diabetes Support Group to Host Lectures


A diabetes support group in the University of South Alabama’s Our Neighborhood Healthcare Clinic will host a series of free public lectures during the spring and summer.

The diabetes support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 2-3 p.m. in the USA Medical Center 10th floor dining hall.  Upcoming lectures include:

  • April 26, “Foot Care,” presented by USA Medical Center Infection Control and Prevention Specialist Larry Ezell
  • May 24, “Getting Active for a Healthier You,” presented by Emily Beaird, Our Neighborhood Healthcare Clinic dietician and diabetes support group co-coordinator, and
  • June 28, “Summertime Salad,” presented by Dr. Anita King, clinical associate professor of community mental health nursing in USA’s College of Nursing and diabetes support group co-coordinator.

The diabetes support group is one of several weight loss and nutrition programs offered through Our Neighborhood Healthcare Clinic, a fast-track urgent care clinic that provides after-hours treatment.

For more information on clinic services, the diabetes support group or other clinic-sponsored programs and events, visit Our Neighborhood Healthcare Clinic online at or call (251) 471-7944.

Our Neighborhood Healthcare Clinic is operated by USA’s College of Nursing and funded through a five-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. 


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