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With temperatures averaging over 90 degrees throughout the Gulf Coast this month, the heat is not only uncomfortable, but it can impact the health of those with high blood pressure or heart … more
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) continues to respond to additional cases of monkeypox in the state and follow guidance from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) in … more
Heading back to school brings excitement for many but can also cause stress and anxiety for children and their families. With an increase in youth mental health diagnoses since the start of the … more
The Alabama Department of Public Health has recognized August as National Breastfeeding Month. The ADPH encourages infant breastfeeding as a proven primary prevention strategy that builds a … more
The COVID-19 fueled pandemic will continue into the fall. The good news, doctors say, is that current vaccines also continue to protect against the disease's worst outcomes.Alabama is currently fifth … more
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
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