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    January 2024 health department scores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Each month, food establishments are inspected by the Alabama Department of Health and graded on every aspect of the business. Below are the local businesses and institutions that were inspected in January. Establishment Name: V & W Food Mart Address: 19129 US Hwy 31 City:...

    Make healthy lifestyle choices to be heart healthy

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    February is American Heart Month, a time when everyone is encouraged to focus on their cardiovascular health. Heart disease has long been the leading cause of death for both men and women, surpassing cancer. Almost 15,000 Alabamians' deaths were attributed to heart disease and...

    Hawkins Medical & Wellness opens in Klein Building

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - One of Cullman’s newest developments, the Klein Building, is now home to one of Cullman’s first direct concierge primary care providers. Hawkins Medical & Wellness is taking a new approach to health care: for a monthly, quarterly or yearly fee, patients...

    Type 2 diabetes risk factors: What you need to know

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    Diabetes is one of the most prevalent and costly diseases in the United States. It affects over 37 million Americans, and most people are unaware that they have it. Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent form of the disease. Like many conditions, there...

    988: Suicide awareness and support at the holidays

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – This holiday season, the Alabama Department of Mental Health, and our partners across the state would like to share a message of hope if you or someone you love is experiencing feelings of despair or grief or is in a suicidal...

    Focusing on mental health this holiday season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As we enter a time of the year where many struggle with loss, challenges and depression, remembering to take charge of your mental and physical health could help save a life this holiday season.  According to Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick, so...

    Cullman Regional, Cullman Regional Foundation grant $250K to Good Samaritan Health Clinic

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional and Cullman Regional Foundation each approved $125,000 grants to the Good Samaritan Health Clinic for a total contribution of $250,000. The one-time grant is in addition to Cullman Regional’s annual donation of more than $1.2 million in cash and...

    Pink is for men, too

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Each year around 300,000 individuals will hear the words that nobody ever dreams of hearing, “I’m so sorry, but you have breast cancer.” Eight words to shatter a reality and set the path for an uphill battle. Out of 300,000 patients...

    UAB: 5 silent symptoms of ovarian cancer

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - As with other cancers, the earlier the diagnosis of ovarian cancer is given, the greater the chance can be for a good outcome. However, as one University of Alabama at Birmingham doctor explains, an early diagnosis can be hard to achieve...

    Medical cannabis: AMCC issues stay on licenses

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) on Friday, June 16, held an emergency meeting and put a hold on the licenses that it issued the previous Monday, June 12. The AMCC said it found “inconsistencies” in how applicants for licenses were...

    April 2023 health department scores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Each month, food establishments are inspected by the Alabama Department of Health and graded on every aspect of the business. Below are the local businesses and institutions that were inspected in April. Establishment Name: Alabama Mud Coffee - Mobile Address: 10800 US Hwy 278 City:...

    ADMH: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Each May, the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) promotes Mental Health Awareness Month along with other national organizations to raise awareness and acceptance surrounding mental health and to reduce stigma. This year Mental Health Month’s theme is “LookAround, Look Within”and...

    March 2023 health department scores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Each month, food establishments are inspected by the Alabama Department of Health and graded on every aspect of the business. Below are the local businesses and institutions that were inspected in March. Establishment Name: Jack's Family Restaurant -#192 -HP Address: 10955 US Hwy 278...

    R.O.S.S. making waves in Cullman with boots-on-the-ground approach to recovery

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Recovery Organization of Support Specialists (R.O.S.S.) is changing the standard approach to the multifaceted issue of drug and alcohol dependency in 39 counties across Alabama. R.O.S.S., the first completely peer-run program in the state funded by the Alabama Department of Mental...

    It’s time to move, Alabama; National Walking Day is here

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — Spring is here and it is time to get outside and get in motion. The first Wednesday of every April is National Walking Day, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is here to help everyone put their shoes on the pavement and get...

    Alabama doctors praise FDA for making Narcan available without prescription

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama physicians are commending the Food and Drug Administration’s decision this week to allow a nasal spray version of Narcan to be available as over-the-counter medication. “Making Narcan available without prescription is an essential step to save lives from fentanyl and other...

    ADMH receives $1M grant to develop criteria for CCBHCs

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Planning Grant in the amount of $1 million to develop statewide certification criteria for CCBHCs. A...

    Be aware of spring hazards during National Poison Prevention Week

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -  When poisonings happen, poison centers are here for you. That’s the theme of the 2023 National Poison Prevention Week. National Poison Prevention Week runs from Sunday, March 19,to Saturday, March 25.  It is a week dedicated to raising awareness about poison...

    Op-Ed: It’s time to put fentanyl dealers behind bars

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    I’m certain that many of you have heard about the drug fentanyl in the news these last few years, the powerful opioid similar to morphine or oxycodone but 100 times more powerful than both of those drugs and much more addictive and deadly. Fentanyl’s original...

    March 20-26 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) celebrates and supports the annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), along with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The weeklong observance...

    February 2023 health department scores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Each month, food establishments are inspected by the Alabama Department of Health and graded on every aspect of the business.  Below are the local businesses and institutions that were inspected in February. Establishment Name: Berkeley Bob's Coffee Address: 304 1st Ave SE City: Cullman Zip Code:...

    UAB: Ring in the New Year safely with simple tips for diabetics

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - New Year’s Eve serves as a culmination of three months’ worth of holiday celebrations and gatherings. For many, it is a time full of family, friends, and delicious food and drink. For those affected by diabetes, the season can be a...

    Cullman Regional Wound Care Clinic offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Cullman Regional is proud to welcome a new provider team to the Cullman Regional Wound Care Clinic. Conrad Cash, CRNP, and Jessica Martin, CRNP, have joined Dr. Greg Thompson and Dr. Carlos Villar in providing wound care services to patients. Cullman Regional’s...

    New medical office building will add more services to Hartselle Health Park

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. - Construction is set to begin soon on a new medical office building at Hartselle Health Park. The facility will be located on the east side of U.S. Highway 31 across from the Health Park’s Physician Specialty and Primary Care & Pediatrics...

    Parents and guardians reminded that childhood vaccinations are required

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.- 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 help protect their kids’ health,...

    Workouts with a purpose

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    ADDISON, Ala. – Southern Style CrossFit Owner Misty Thomas has recently begun offering modified training sessions for a local teen. The gym, located in Addison, welcomed 19-year-old cancer survivor Levi Bates, and is providing specialized services to meet his unique needs. Diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma...

    Relay for Life hosts Wheels at Wallace car show

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -- Saturday was a very special day at Wallace State Community College. The school’s Relay for Life team hosted the inaugural Wheels at Wallace car show and there was a great turnout with plenty of cars on-hand to help put a great...

    Recognizing the signs of heatstroke and other heat-related illnesses 

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As we move into summer, it's only going to get hotter and more humid. If you are working or playing outside, remember to drink plenty of water, take breaks in the shade (or indoors) and be on the lookout for signs...

    Drink water to beat the summer heat

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Drinking water may be the best way to beat the hot Alabama temperatures that arrive with summer. With temperatures routinely reaching the high 90s, even the walk from the car to the office is enough to make someone reach for...

    LifeSouth to host Cullman City versus Cullman County annual blood drive

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will host the Annual Cullman City vs Cullman County Blood Drive June 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Kami May, LifeSouth’s District Community Development Coordinator said this event is not only fun, but it is also important...

    Getting outside to enjoy spring weather

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Spring is here once again. That means getting the family together and spending time outdoors. However, sometimes we need a boost to get off the couch and into the sunshine.  According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, children ages 6 through 17 need...

    Cullman Regional Launches Online Appointment Scheduling for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

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    Cullman, AL – Cullman Regional recently launched an online scheduling tool to allow community members to self-schedule themselves for the COVID-19 vaccine. Patients can access the online form at CullmanVaccine.com. Appointment slots will open up five days prior to any available clinics based on Cullman...

    Cullman Research Center holds grand opening

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    “Today's Research...Tomorrow's Medicine”    On Tuesday Cullman Research Center, located at 909 Graham St. SW Suite C, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony arranged by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce.  The event saw a cheerful turnout, despite the gray weather. Lunch was provided...

    Undetectable = Untransmittable: An effort to end the HIV epidemic

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has adopted the Prevention Access Campaign‘s Undetectable = Untransmittable(U=U), a national movement to dismantle HIV stigma, improve the lives of people with HIV and bring us closer to ending the HIV epidemic. Scientific findings...

    Taylor Massengill joining Cullman Primary Care OB/GYN

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On August 1, Dr. Taylor Massengill will join Cullman Primary Care OB/GYN. She is coming on board after the recent retirement of Dr. Howard Williamson in June. She will join Dr. John Wideman, Dr. Thomas Richard and Dr. Shane Sheffield. Massengill is originally from Gardendale...

    Cullman Regional update on COVID-19 situation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman Regional Medical Center reports that COVID-19 is having a critical and hopefully short-term financial impact on the entire local healthcare community. “As healthcare professionals, we are used to pulling together as a team in a time of crisis,” Cullman Regional CEO...

    ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division reminds everyone about social distancing, water safety

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    MONTGOMERY – Because schools, businesses and churches have closed indefinitely in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), more people are spending their free time on Alabama waterways. Activity on Alabama’s lakes, rivers and other bodies of water typically increases during spring break season, but ALEA’s...

    Crafty family supplies masks to medical professionals

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Amy Gleaton, a career and technical education teacher at Cullman High School, is proving how crafty she can be in the face of a crisis. When she heard from a friend who is a medical professional about an office shortage of masks, she decided to...

    Area funeral homes adjust to COVID-19 restrictions

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- Area funeral homes are having to change the way they plan services as they adjust to guidelines set forth by the state. Local funeral homes have implemented new protocols and new innovative ideas. They also want the public to know they are prepared to handle the...

    Cullman County Animal Shelter closes down for deep clean amidst COVID-19 concerns

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As the county takes precautions to protect residents and reduce the spread of COVID-19, many animal lovers are becoming concerned for the county's four-legged residents. Several areas across the country report that people are abandoning their pets or giving them up to shelters due to fears...

    Changes in hours, services for local restaurants

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With the recent public health order from Governor Kay Ivey closing dining rooms for restaurants across the state of Alabama, local establishments have had to adapt with new hours and changes to how they deliver their services as well. Restaurants are now having to offer...

    Bringing out the best: Cullman City Schools begins “grab and go” meal distribution

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools (CCS) on Monday began distributing “Grab and Go Curbside Meals” to students 18 and younger from the lunchroom at West Elementary School. Each student in the drive-through line received two days’ worth of breakfasts and lunches. Cullman High School Principal Kim Townson Hall,...

    Good Samaritan Health Clinic update on services

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Monday, Good Samaritan Health Clinic Director Jolanda Hutson released this statement from the clinic’s Medical Director, assuring clients of continuing services with certain changes to keep everyone safe: The Good Samaritan Clinic recognizes the challenges that COVID-19 brings to the healthcare system and we are proud...

    ADPH announces Mental Health Awareness Week

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. That is why each year, during the first week of October, participants across...

    Cullman Regional now offering newest technology in total knee & hip replacement with Stryker’s Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery Program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Regional is the first hospital in central Alabama to offer robotic-arm assisted total knee and total hip replacements with its Mako System. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee and hip replacements are performed. The demand...

    CrossFit Cullman’s 3rd annual 4th of July Throwdown coming up this Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Fourth of July is on the horizon but after your holiday plans are complete, you’ll have a chance to drop in on this year’s 4th of July Throwdown CrossFit Competition. This is the third year that Crossfit Cullman...

    Food Safety Tips for your 4th of July Festivities

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Summertime cookouts are filled with fun and family, especially those on or near national holidays. This fourth of July, serve up some food safety basics alongside your homemade potato salad or pulled pork platter. Alabama Extension regional food safety agent Janice Hall said there are four basic...

    Summertime sun safety

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - With most people spending more time outdoors in late spring and summer, the Alabama Department of Public Health reminds people of all ages to protect their exposed skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays and practice sun safety. Continued skin damage over...

    6 months in, Stepping Up Initiative connecting mental health patients with needed resources

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Around six months ago, WellStone Behavioral Health, which serves Cullman and Madison Counties, became one of five agencies in the state of Alabama to receive grants from the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) to administer a program known as the...

    Goat Island Brewing Co. benefit for Haleigh Moore and her fight against cancer

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    CULLMAN — A fundraiser was held over the weekend at Goat Island Brewing Co. to benefit Haleigh Moore and her fight against cancer. Moore has been battling a rare form of cancer known as MPNST (malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor), and treatments have been...

    Sharing the benefits of yoga: Sept. is National Yoga Month

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    CULLMAN - September is National Yoga Month and Cullman yoga practitioners are gearing up for an awareness campaign emphasizing the national observance to educate the public about the health benefits of yoga and how it inspires a healthy lifestyle. “September was chosen because it seemed...

    Run, color, repeat

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    Many EvaBank Midnight Run participants chose to be doused in colorful neon powder. / Nick Griffin CULLMAN - The 2017 EvaBank Midnight Run 5K has come and gone and hundreds of people from all over the area came out to show their support as either...

    ALS nonprofit holding arts and crafts fair this weekend

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    CULLMAN - Nonprofit group Fishing 4 a Cure 4 ALS is doing something new. In addition to its annual bass tournament, which is held in the fall, a vendor arts and crafts fair is happening this Saturday, July 29, from 5-9 p.m. at the...

    Just ducky: county parks department plans 5K and festival

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    CULLMAN -  This Saturday June 17, starting with registration for the Duck Dash 5K at 6 a.m. and opening of the Duck Drawdown Festival at 9 a.m., Cullman County Parks and Recreation looks to kick off what it hopes will become a signature annual...

    Wallace State Nursing program hosting CELEBRATE Adult Health and Wellness Fair June 7 and June 14

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    HANCEVILLE - The Department of Nursing Education at Wallace State Community College will host two separate adult health and wellness fairs in June to give area residents the opportunity to get information about living a healthy lifestyle. On June 7 and June 14, the...

    Homespun medicine

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    Homesteaders Director Shannon McBride and Dr. Pat Glover CULLMAN - Dr. Pat Glover calls herself an “escapee from mainline medicine.”  She really is a physician, with an active license in Florida, but she has chosen to focus her work on alternative medicine and herbology.  Recently,...

    Local group hosts Autism & Special Needs Awareness Day at Heritage Park

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    Winners of the special needs walk display their medals and trophies. CULLMAN - On Saturday, members of the Cullman Autism and Special Needs Family Support Group gathered at Heritage Park in Cullman for a fundraising 5K run and walk, and all around fun day.  There...

    Saturday event guide: April 8

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    CULLMAN - Here's a list of several events happening around town on Saturday, April 8. Find all events, and submit your own, at http://www.cullmansense.com/calendar. 6 a.m.-noon Cullman Kiwanis Club 61st Annual Pancake Day at Cullman High School 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Autism & Special Needs Awareness Day,...

    Colors of Cancer Day has Cullman seeing pink

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    Cullman County Bosom Buddies Foundation Executive Director Mary Dyer, surrounded by firemen CULLMAN - Despite a chilly morning, spirits were high as the Cullman County Bosom Buddies Foundation’s Colors for Cancer Day kicked off Saturday. Participants from all over the county came for the morning's...

    Annual Colors of Cancer Day this Saturday

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    CULLMAN - For Cullman area residents battling cancer, the Cullman County Bosom Buddies Foundation (CCBBF) offers help through financial support for the expenses involved in treatment. Foundation board member Judy Grissom explained, “The mission of the CCBBF is to raise money through fundraisers and donations,...

    Good Samaritan Health Clinic & Cullman Church of Christ offering free meal and health services Tuesday, March 21

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    CULLMAN - The Good Samaritan Health Clinic, in partnership with Cullman Church of Christ's monthly outreach program, Loaves and Fishes, will offer free lunch and health services tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Cullman Church of Christ's Fellowship Hall, 4345 Alabama...

    East Elementary’s inaugural Shamrock Shuffle takes off Saturday morning

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    CULLMAN - The inaugural Shamrock Shuffle 5K and 1-mile color run, hosted by the East Elementary School (EES) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), will kick off at 7 a.m. Saturday morning at the school. The course will navigate runners through the East Historic District, and...

    Fun, learning and support for diabetic kids at Hope Horses, Inc.

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    Hope Horses, Inc. receives a donation from the Cullman Community Lions Club CULLMAN - For the past few years, Camp Seale Harris has partnered with the Cullman Community Lions Club to put on a Family Fun Day for children with diabetes and their families. The...

    Special day for diabetic children this Saturday

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman Community Lions Club will hold their annual Family Fun Day for Diabetic Children this Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This year's theme is "Horsing Around with Camp Seale Harris," and the event will take place at Hope Horses, Inc. Activities will...

    First Source for Women to take services on the road with new mobile unit

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    The Stork Bus HANCEVILLE - First Source for Women (FSW), a pro-life pregnancy and parenting resource center in Hanceville, sees around 90 visitors a month.  The agency is one of only a few in this part of the state, and serves a large area, including...

    Choosing life: First Source for Women offers help for women facing pregnancy

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    First Source for Women Director Catherine Bethell HANCEVILLE - When a woman finds herself in the sometimes frightening circumstance of an unplanned pregnancy, she may feel backed up in a corner with few options.  First Source for Women (FSW), a faith-based pregnancy support service located...

    Inside Cullman’s mental health system

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    Chris Van Dyke, executive director of the Cullman Mental Health Authority/Mental Healthcare of Cullman CULLMAN - For our last installment on mental health and the frightening 2017 suicide surge in Cullman County, the Tribune spoke with Chris Van Dyke, executive director of the Cullman...

    “A short-term solution to a long-term problem”: Sheriff Gentry weighs in on mental health issues

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    CULLMAN - In our continuing series on suicide and mental health, the Tribune sat down with Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry to get his perspective. Sheriff Gentry began by noting the differences between true mental illness and temporary conditions brought on by substance abuse.  The...

    CCBOE staffers talk about mental health resources

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    CULLMAN - Continuing our series on the suicide crisis in Cullman County, the Tribune sat down with the Cullman County Board of Education's (CCBOE) Learning Support Specialist Karen Pinion, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator Dr. Susan Patrick, and Instructional Programs Director Dr. Anita Kilpatrick, and asked...

    Cullman City Police Chief Kenny Culpepper addresses local mental healthcare and suicide

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    CULLMAN - As we reported last week, Cullman County has seen a frightening increase in the number of suicides in 2017 compared to last year. (See: www.cullmansense.com/articles/2017/02/02/cullman-co-sees-frightening-increase-suicides) We sat down with Cullman City Police Chief Kenny Culpepper to get his thoughts on this troubling...

    Remembering Nate: Parents of local suicide victim open up about the impact of loss

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    Nate Spicer was only 17 years old when he took his own life. Note: The Tribune does not and will not solicit stories from families in moments of such deep sorrow.  After our first article on the rash of 2017 suicides, the Spicer family contacted...

    Chest Medicine of Cullman named Alpha-1 Foundation Clinical Resource Center Program

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    Left to right: Nurse Practitioner Kristy Keiffer, Dr. Scott Warner and Nurse Practitioner Glenda Cole CULLMAN - Chest Medicine (CMED) of Cullman, founded by Dr. Scott Warner in 1996, has earned the distinguished honor of being named an Alpha-1 Foundation Clinical Resource Center Program. CMED...

    Feb. is National Heart Month: Cullman Regional to host seminar, give free heart disease screenings

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    CULLMAN - According to Cullman Regional, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Cullman County. February is National Heart Month, and the hospital is hosting several events, including free heart disease screenings, as well as an informative lunch-and-learn program. Free heart disease screenings...

    Cullman Co. sees frightening increase in suicides

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - The Cullman area is suffering an onslaught of a terrifying tragedy.  According to Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick, the county saw six confirmed suicides in January, with a probable seventh on the first day of February.  At just more than...

    Local activist joins pro-life, pro-choice march in Birmingham

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    Pro-life and pro-choice activists converged on Brother Bryan Park in Birmingham on Saturday for the 2017 Birmingham March for Life. BIRMINGHAM - The Greater Birmingham National Organization for Women (NOW) organized a protest to the 2017 Birmingham March for Life Saturday at Brother Bryan Park...

    Cullman Regional seminar: Nutrition Myth Busters

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    CULLMAN - Are low-fat foods always better?  Will a low-sodium diet help my blood pressure or diabetes?  Will eggs raise my cholesterol?  Find out the answers to these common questions and more!  Join Kim Addison, registered dietitian, as she debunks popular nutrition myths and...

    CRMC sees earlier flu season this year

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    CULLMAN - Flu season may be upon Cullman County earlier this year than previous years. According to Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Infection Control Prevention Manager Marti Smith, RN, BSN, CIC, cases of the flu have been coming in earlier, in mid-December and early...

    More than 30 take the plunge, in spite of frigid temps

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    Pilot Club of Cullman members Nan Auston and Charlotte Ecklund were the last the exit the pool. CULLMAN - On Saturday Cullman Parks and Recreation (CP&R) hosted its annual Community Wellness Day at the Wellness and Aquatic Center.  The center opened to the public for...

    CP&R’s 3rd annual Community Wellness Day, with Polar Bear Plunge, this Saturday

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    A participant reacts after taking the plunge in 2015. CULLMAN – Cullman City Parks and Recreation’s third annual Community Wellness Day will be held at the Wellness and Aquatic Center (CWAC) on Saturday, Jan. 7. Attendees can try classes, peruse the booths at the Community...

    Relay For Life of Cullman County hosting 2017 Kickoff Celebration Jan. 12

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    CULLMAN - The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Cullman County will kick off the 2017 fundraising season on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church of Cullman, marking the 24th year for the local...

    Let’s Pretend Hospital: Wallace State educates area students on medical matters

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    Students get hands-on with a well-equipped firefighter. HANCEVILLE - From Nov. 14-17, Wallace State Community College (WSCC) is hosting its eighth annual "Let's Pretend Hospital" (LPH) program for Cullman County first graders.  The free program will see more than 1,000 students and teachers this week:...

    Local activist hosts sexual education reform forum

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    Tori Partridge CULLMAN - Local education reform activist Tori Partridge, 17, of Phelan held an open forum recently at Victim Services of Cullman to discuss the Alliance for Healthy Youth (AHY) and their mission both statewide and nationally. Another forum is planned for February or...

    Profile: Flourish of Cullman

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    For Cullman’s handicapped citizens, there is now a new and exciting organization to make interviewing, getting a job and keeping it much easier and more comfortable for those who might not always be confident in their search for employment. According to Executive Director of Flourish...

    Angling for Autism Bass Tournament nets $15,000 for local group

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    PINEY WOODS - The Cullman Autism & Special Needs Family Support Group was very pleased to have 108 boats entered in the inaugural Angling for Autism Bass Tournament Saturday at Smith Lake Dam. Organizer Wesley Sams reported at least $15,000 was raised and will to...

    Options for women fighting to survive

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    Wendy Jones, left, and Chelsea Lanier both won makeovers from Options.   Judy Watts loves making people feel better. She is a proud cancer survivor who wants others who have had the devastating news to know that there is hope, and that she is living...

    On the importance of buying local: Oktoberfest vendors respond

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    Photo: Small businesswoman Glenda Jones CULLMAN - Author of “Saving Capitalism,” co-creator of the film “Inequality for All,” and former United States Sec. of Labor (1993 to 1997) Robert B. Reich notes that consumers are the true job creators. This rings true for many local...

    Brody’s dad (Jason Simpson)

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    Photo: Today, people on the street are more apt to recognize Brody before they realize that his father, Jason Simpson, is the Chief Meteorologist at WHNT News 19.   “Hey,” said the lady, “It’s Brody!” The lady who spoke in a friendly voice to the adorable toddler...

    Saturday Event Guide- Oct. 8

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    It's a jam-packed October Saturday! We've highlighted many of the fun events going on around the area. Events are listed below, but be sure to click on the links for full details! Have a great weekend! ☼ Oktoberfest 2016: Sacred Heart School Street Sale and Festival https://tockify.com/cullmansense/detail/144/1475924400000 ☼...

    4th Annual Bikers Against Cancer motorcycle ride set for Saturday morning

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    CULLMAN - On Saturday, Oct. 8 the Cullman County Bosom Buddies Foundation (CCBBF) will host their 4th Annual Bikers Against Cancer event at Cullman Regional Medical Center. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. in the Colonel Cullmann Room in Professional Office Building...

    Health fair a big hit at Wallace State Community College

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    Photo: Human Services student Olivia Heptinstall and instructor Susan Beck, pose for a photo with with Heads Up program director LaQuentin Ragland during the Wallace State health fair. HANCEVILLE - There are not many times when in just a matter of hours you can have...

    Wallace State’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society raising awareness about heroin usage for college project

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    HANCEVILLE - Wallace State’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter - the college’s math honor society - adopts a college project each academic year and is raising awareness about heroin usage this semester, informing the student body and the community about the drug’s addictive and deadly...

    Cullman Regional offers most advanced breast cancer screenings

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    CULLMAN - Mammograms are essential for all women, but 40 percent of women in the U.S. have dense breast tissue, which can hide abnormalities in mammograms. Here are two important facts you should know: Women with extremely dense breasts are 4-6 times more likely to develop...

    Rockin’ America’s Heroes kicks off Valkyrie Initiative

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    BATTLEGROUND – Over the weekend, Camp Liberty hosted Rockin’ America’s Heroes, a launch party for the Valkyrie Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the successful facilitation of the after-down range transition of veterans, first responders and their families. President of the Valkyrie Initiative, Sheila L....

    2nd Annual Caring for Cullman Concert draws huge crowd

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    Photo: Good Samaritan Health Clinic Executive Director Jolanda Hutson, right, accepts a $6,000 donation from Merchants Bank of Alabama. CULLMAN - The second annual Caring for Cullman Concert, benefiting the Good Samaritan Health Clinic, was held on Monday evening at Cullman High School, presented by...

    Wallace State hosting health fair and blood drive Sept. 27

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    Updated Sept. 20, 2:06 p.m. HANCEVILLE - Wallace State Community College will host a health fair and LifeSouth blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Wellness Center on the Hanceville campus. Held from 9 a.m.-noon, the health fair is free and open to the public....

    Suicide Awareness town hall meeting held in light of increased number of suicides across Cullman County

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    CULLMAN - Mental Healthcare of Cullman hosted a town hall meeting at the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday which brought to the community’s attention the escalation in the numbers of suicides in Cullman County. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick reported that suicides in...

    Healthy habits for college, and the rest of your life

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    For young adults, the college years provide an opportunity to define ourselves mentally, physically and spiritually. The choices we make and the habits we form will likely persist for many years to follow. The independence we find in our young adult lives allows us...

    ADEM: Mulberry Fork has returned to “pre-spill” conditions

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    MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) said on Tuesday it has concluded its investigation into the release of hundreds of gallons of sulfuric acid from American Proteins in Hanceville last Wednesday that reached the Mulberry Fork resulting in a fish kill. “While...

    Rain went away, runners came out to play at last night’s EvaBank Midnight Run

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    CULLMAN - The 24th annual EvaBank Midnight Run was an absolute smash last night, with the torrential rains clearing out about an hour before start time. Cullman City Parks & Rec brought back the black lights and color stations this year; the only difference...

    Assisted living residents getting techy

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    They have learned how to download apps, so we have been learning how to go on YouTube to watch videos, learning to Facetime, searching for places on Google Earth and playing all sorts of games.” Sharon Ellis   HANCEVILLE – Big things going on at Brookdale Hanceville...