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Thursday, August 18, 2022

    Alcoholics Anonymous celebrates 87th birthday

    AKRON, OH. - “Alcoholics Anonymous saved my life. There’s no question about that. It’s the best thing that ever happened in my life. I was one of those that everybody that knew me thought I’d always be drinking. It was just the way it...

    Online breastmilk sharing increasing in popularity

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The American Academy of Pediatrics and other worldwide medical organizations recommend exclusive breastfeeding for babies for six months followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, then continuation of breastfeeding for one year or longer as mutually desired by mother...

    Guest Editorial: Learning to recognize heart-related issues post Covid

    Since the early part of 2020, Covid-19 has been a major element in our daily lives. It’s rare to speak to a neighbor, coworker, family member or church member that hasn’t lost someone to the Covid-19 virus. Altogether, the U.S. has had 80 million...

    Alabama Department of Public Health issues 2022 Fish Consumption Advisories

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) annually updates fish consumption advisories based on data collected the preceding fall by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).  ADEM, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources...

    Annual Cullman City vs. County Blood Drive returning in June

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s Annual City versus County Blood Drive is quickly approaching and most of us meet the requirements to participate and stake our claim. On Friday, June 3, city donations will be held at Dick Sporting Goods and Walmart North on Hwy 157....

    ADPH provides information regarding infant formula shortages

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program realizes the challenges that many families are facing with the current nationwide infant formula shortages. ADPH WIC is working daily to address this issue in Alabama.ADPH WIC’s infant...

    Cullman County launches mental health court

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Circuit Judge Gregory Nicholas and mental healthcare provider WellStone on Monday announced the formation of Mental Health Court, a specialized court for people living with serious mental illness. According to a release from WellStone, the court is intended to "hold...

    ADPH observes Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2022

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is participating in the annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, May 23-29, 2022, an initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of this week is to maximize the health...

    Pfizer COVID-19 booster dose for children 5-11 now authorized, recommendations updated

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Children ages 5 - 11 are now authorized to receive a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least five months after completion of the primary vaccine series. Children ages 5 - 11 years who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should...

    Paws for Mental Health

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman and Madison County-based mental health service Wellstone is celebrating Mental Health Month, and the organization is calling on our animal friends to help. On Sunday, May 22, 2022, “Paws for Mental Health” at Heritage Park’s dog park will feature cutest...