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FAIRHOPE — The Thomas Hospital Auxiliary named Barbara Colvin as Volunteer of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2022. Since joining the auxiliary five years ago, she has volunteered 1,000 … more
FAIRHOPE — USA Health celebrated the dedication of the Mapp Family Campus Medical Office Building last week, a three-story 50,000-square-foot structure that anchors the health system's largest … more
The misuse of alcohol and other psychoactive substances including prescription medications affects the health and well-being of millions of Americans each year. According to the Substance Abuse and … more
FAIRHOPE — Pilot. Black belt. Scuba diver.Pediatric dentist Trey Fellers has certificates on his office wall declaring him each of these things.This year, he added inventor to the list.Fellers, … more
GULF SHORES — Major expansions in medical services are planned to meet the needs of south Baldwin County's booming population, but local hospitals also face shortages in health care providers, … more
Baldwin Bone and Joint is recently announced the addition of Leslie B. Davis, occupational therapist and certified hand therapist, to its hand, elbow and shoulder services team.Davis has over two … more
MOBILE — Reshvinder Dhillon, M.D., joins USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital as a pediatric emergency medicine physician. He is also an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the … more
Nearly a quarter of women in the United States are affected by one or more pelvic floor disorders, according to the National Institutes of Health. The disorders can lead to difficulty tolerating … more
When Beth Curles was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer in 1997, she notified only her close family. As an elementary school teacher in a small town in Georgia, she worried her community might … more
Each year, more than 40,000 women die from breast cancer, making it the leading cause of cancer death in women ages 35-60. However, annual mammography can reduce this risk — it is the only … more
When the days become shorter and the weather gets colder, many people experience sadness, fatigue and a lack of interest in daily life. Those feelings could be nothing more than "holiday blues" or … more
This fall and winter, influenza and COVID-19 are gaining an ally as RSV surges across the United States, creating a "triple-demic" of respiratory diseases.Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D., director of the … more
Paul D. Schneider, M.D., recently joined USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital as a pediatric emergency physician. He is also an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Frederick P. … more
Growing up in Alabama, Raela Wells always heeded warnings such as "a snake only bites the second person" and "be on the lookout from dawn to dusk," especially during the hot summer months. On a hot … more
MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Department of Public Health, the Alabama Hospital Association, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama are … more
The change from summer to fall signals the beginning of many events, one of which is open enrollment.While it is a time of year designed for people to make elections or changes to their health … more
Alabama, a state with many counties in the United States Diabetes Belt, saw an increase in new-onset Type 2 diabetes among youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results published in the Journal of … more
As the cooler weather moves in, the potential for fall allergies increases. One University of Alabama at Birmingham ear, nose and throat specialist says taking the right precautions and being aware … more
Every day, Americans come across scams, whether through email, text or social media. According to the Federal Trade Commission, nearly 2.8 million consumers reported a fraud in 2021, marking it the … more
Roughly one-quarter of women in the United States over 18 report having a pelvic floor disorder, which includes pelvic organ prolapse. Experts anticipate the number to increase by 50 percent by 2050. … more
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