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Simple Steps Can Prevent Older Adults from Contracting the Flu

Simple Steps Can Prevent Older Adults from Contracting the Flu
February 18, 2018
Health

From Home Instead: This flu season has reached the highest level of cases in nearly a decade. The highest rate …Read More

‘Through With Chew Week’ highlights dangers of spit tobacco use

‘Through With Chew Week’ highlights dangers of spit tobacco use
February 17, 2018
Health

From ADPH: “Spit” tobacco is just as addictive as cigarettes and has many harmful side effects. For these reasons, the …Read More

Water in Lawrence County Dangerous to Drink?

Water in Lawrence County Dangerous to Drink?
January 29, 2018
Health

A recent study indicated tap water in Lawrence and Morgan Counties was contributing to a high incidence of renal/kidney problems …Read More

Which Cold Therapy Pain Gel?

Which Cold Therapy Pain Gel?
January 25, 2018
Health

Several years ago, a friend offered us a roll-on version of Biofreeze pain reliever. Biofreeze, as its name indicates, uses …Read More

Follow safety precautions during cold weather emergencies

Follow safety precautions during cold weather emergencies
January 18, 2018
Health

From ADPH: The Alabama Department of Public Health urges residents to take extra precautions during times of extremely cold weather. …Read More

Vaccinations & Circumcision? A No Brainer…

Vaccinations & Circumcision? A No Brainer…
January 17, 2018
Health

Simultaneously published in Nurse Nan on January 10, 2017: A traveler walked down a country road in India. After traversing …Read More

Free Flu Shots

Free Flu Shots
January 16, 2018
Health

It’s not too late to be vaccinated for influenza. Due to unprecedented cases this year, you can now receive a …Read More

About 3,500 babies in the US are lost to sleep-related deaths each year

About 3,500 babies in the US are lost to sleep-related deaths each year
January 13, 2018
Health

From American Pediatric Society: Every year, there are thousands of sleep related deaths among babies. Four tips for parents and …Read More

#1 New Year’s Resolution for Men: Get screened for Prostate Cancer

#1 New Year’s Resolution for Men: Get screened for Prostate Cancer
December 31, 2017
Health

“Knowing the many options for treating prostate cancer is something all men at risk of developing the disease need to …Read More

These 5 Myths Keep People From Quitting Smoking

These 5 Myths Keep People From Quitting Smoking
December 24, 2017
Health

From Our News Partner: According to the Center for Disease Control, 69 percent of smokers want to quit smoking. Yet …Read More

Free Antibiotics at Publix

Free Antibiotics at Publix
December 17, 2017
Health

Update: Virus season is upon us, and it will just get worse in January. Remember, Publix can help! Wondering just …Read More

Prevent tooth decay this Halloween

Prevent tooth decay this Halloween
October 17, 2017
Health

From ADPH: October is here and that means children everywhere will be getting ready to gorge on and stockpile candy …Read More

Brain Training Shows Promise for Bipolar Disorder

Brain Training Shows Promise for Bipolar Disorder
October 16, 2017
Health

From Our News Partner: Researchers at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have discovered for the first time …Read More

Updated STD case numbers reported for Etowah County

Updated STD case numbers reported for Etowah County
October 7, 2017
Health

Etowah County in northeast Alabama recently became the object of jokes when figures for STIs were incorrectly reported, making it …Read More

STD cases reported in Etowah County?

STD cases reported in Etowah County?
September 29, 2017
Health

In case you missed it, a report last week identified Etowah County as having the highest percentage of STIs in …Read More

Pediatricians leading the way as antibiotic prescription rates decline

Pediatricians leading the way as antibiotic prescription rates decline
August 24, 2017
Health

From BC/BS: BIRMINGHAM, AL – Antibiotic prescription fill rates are declining in Alabama and nationally, and pediatricians are leading the …Read More

Public Health warns of increased pertussis cases in Alabama

Public Health warns of increased pertussis cases in Alabama
August 15, 2017
Health

From ADPH: The Alabama Department of Public Health’s Immunization Division is warning citizens that pertussis cases are significantly higher in …Read More

Innovations Explores Over-the-Counter Cold Shortening Products

Innovations Explores Over-the-Counter Cold Shortening Products
August 5, 2017
Health

From Our News Partner: DMG Productions is excited to announce that Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., the makers of Zicam® Cold Remedy …Read More

Public Health encourages vaccination during National Immunization Awareness Month

Public Health encourages vaccination during National Immunization Awareness Month
August 1, 2017
Health

From ADPH: August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) would like to encourage …Read More

Need a Hangover Cure?

Need a Hangover Cure?
July 27, 2017
Health

From Hangover Fix: Now there is the perfect remedy for the headaches, nausea, body aches, and fatigue associated with hangovers. …Read More

Modify your activities to avoid heat-related illnesses

Modify your activities to avoid heat-related illnesses
July 17, 2017
Health

From Alabama Dept. of Health: The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) advises the public to be alert to the …Read More

New Alabama mothers encouraged to complete PRAMS survey

New Alabama mothers encouraged to complete PRAMS survey
July 10, 2017
Health

From ADPH: Why are some babies born healthy while others are not? The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) surveys …Read More

Marijuana Safety in Pregnancy

Marijuana Safety in Pregnancy
June 26, 2017
Health

From Our News Partner: “From exposure during pregnancy to a child’s neurological development, it is an understatement to say the …Read More

Canine Auburn Grads Saving Lives

Canine Auburn Grads Saving Lives
September 21, 2016
Health

Bart Rogers and Craig Angle, with Canine Performance Sciences Program (CPS) at Auburn University, watch as Floyd, a black lab, …Read More