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Warm weather makes people want to be outside, congregate with friends and grab an adult beverage from the cooler as a refreshment. But paired with the extreme Alabama heat and humidity, excessive … more
Napping, as well as sleeping too much or too little or having poor sleep patterns, appears to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease in older adults, new research shows.The study, published … more
Now is the time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines before the start of school. Getting children all recommended vaccines is one of the most important things parents can do to … more
BIRMINGHAM– Many women and families spend their early reproductive years thinking and planning when to have children, so when they have trouble getting pregnant, it can be both unexpected and … more
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine and Children's of Alabama have joined a network of children's … more
Dr. Allison Hunter, a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon, will discuss common causes and solutions for hand and wrist issues at a free community education seminar on Tuesday, Aug. … more
Hot, humid and pregnant. Many women would call that a recipe for misery. But University of Alabama at Birmingham’s obstetrician Kim Hoover, M.D., says there are real medical conditions pregnant … more
Michael Mansour, M.D., FACC, FACP, interventional cardiologist, joins Diagnostic & Medical Clinic from the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. Diagnostic & Medical Clinic is the largest private … more
DAPHNE — Sunrise Dermatology is pleased to announce the addition of fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon Dr. Vernon Forrester to its Daphne clinical team. Forrester completed his fellowship … more
Danny Saxon was finishing a job repairing and cleaning a pool this past February when he started feeling like he had bad indigestion.He popped a couple antacid pills and chugged a few bottles of … more
The human brain is a marvel. Everything from thought to memory to emotion is controlled by the brain, which only underscores how impressive this incredible organ is.The word "brain" is something of … more
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) have identified the first case of monkeypox virus infection in Alabama. Both organizations remain on alert … more
MOBILE — Mobile Infirmary has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval ® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Heart-Check Mark for Advanced … more
The smells of summer have returned: sunscreen, freshly cut grass and burgers sizzling on the grill. For many families, backyard barbecues are a staple of summer dining. But often the foods people … more
The University of Mobile announced this week that its new fast-track associate degree in Nursing program is officially enrolling students for classes that start in August. Students should apply at … more
A vehicle can heat up quickly even when it is not extremely hot outside, rising 20 degrees within 10 minutes. According to, there are on average 38 child hot car deaths per year … more
It gets hot in Alabama in July. And humid. Medical providers say stay hydrated, keep cool and be aware of the signs of heat illness. Marie-Carmelle Elie, M.D., chair of the Department of Emergency … more
The O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and in a four-state region, … more
Baldwin Bone & Joint, in Daphne, welcomes noted spine surgeon Dr. Matthew Pollard to The Spine Institute team. Pollard will join Drs. Canale and Gordon in June, bringing his decades of clinical … more
Crystal Schieber was busy.Her food truck, her lifelong dream, the Chew Chew Truck, a rolling kitchen specializing in stuffed, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, was stationed outside the Wharf … more
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