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Children's of Alabama, the state's only free-standing pediatric hospital, is celebrating its 113th anniversary this week. Though the official anniversary was Monday, June 17, the hospital is … more
Residents living in and around the Gulf Shores area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by … more
The Thomas Hospital Auxiliary has awarded $8,000 in scholarships to four Baldwin County residents pursuing careers in healthcare. Each recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship to support their … more
Alabama's elderly and disabled adults facing vulnerable circumstances are finding crucial support through the state's Adult Foster Care program, an initiative spearheaded by the Alabama Department of … more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health advisory regarding acute illnesses associated with Diamond Shruumz microdosing chocolate bars, cones and gummies. These … more
USA Health is gearing up to restart its popular cooking classes at the teaching kitchens located at University Commons in Mobile and the Mapp Family Campus in Fairhope, welcoming participants of all … more
USA Health integrates nutrition and culinary medicine to combat high rates of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevalent in the Gulf Coast region due to unhealthy eating … more
Sponsorship opportunities are now open for the 48th annual Stepping Out in Style Fashion Show, organized by the Women's Board of the Baptist Health Care Foundation. This year's event will take … more
Today, June 14, is World Blood Donor Day, and the American Red Cross needs your help. According to the Red Cross, there is a critical need for blood donors amidst a significant shortfall in … more
In an effort to raise awareness about the potential threats posed by zoonotic diseases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released comprehensive guidance on understanding and … more
The North Baldwin Infirmary Foundation recently bestowed its Liz Duryea Service Award upon Dorothy White, in recognition of her outstanding 42-year career at the then-Bay Minette Infirmary. The … more
According to professionals at USA Health, a warm hug between a parent and child can mend more than meets the eye, with science backing up the benefits of this simple yet powerful act. To … more
The warmer weather means Alabamians are spending more time outdoors, which can lead to more exposure to ticks which then can transmit diseases. Tick-borne diseases and illnesses have been on the … more
Many factors impact your child or teen's wellness, including where you live, genetics and other influences. According to experts though, you can encourage a healthy lifestyle for your child, and help … more
Many myths and misconceptions about vaping can be found online. This publication focuses on helping people understand the latest research-based information about the risks of vaping. Does vaping … more
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has long recognized the benefits of older adults staying actively engaged. Programs like the Successful Aging Initiative empower older adults to live … more
MOBILE — The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a second gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on a Mobile Infirmary nursing unit: the Surgical Intensive … more
Cuddles, kisses and caring conversations. These are key ingredients of our close relationships. Scientists are finding that our links to others can have powerful effects on our health. Whether with … more
Children's of Alabama announced a $3 million donation from the Quarterbacking Children's Health Foundation to relocate and expand its pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The expansion project will … more
Mental Health America (MHA) recently partnered with the Data Equity Coalition to release a data brief focused on youth mental health. This brief is part of a series advocating for standardized data … more
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