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    BCRFA donates $1.05M to UAB’s O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - On Friday, Jan. 10, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) presented its largest donation ever of $1,050,000 to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham during a luncheon at The Club in Birmingham.  Over...

    End of year reports: Good Samaritan Health Clinic records almost 3,000 patient visits in 2019

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Good Samaritan Health Clinic, which serves uninsured residents of Cullman County between the ages of 19 and 65 who meet eligibility requirements, had a busy 2019, serving almost 3,000 patients. For those who may not be familiar, Executive...

    The lowdown on fad diets

    NORMAL, Ala. - Don’t fall victim to fad diets in the new year. These diets often promise individuals quick weight loss and other health benefits if they follow a specific set of guidelines. However, these claims are often made without any scientific basis. What’s wrong...

    Get a healthy start in 2020 with the Alabama Tobacco Quitline

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Ringing in the New Year is often seen as a chance to get a fresh start. As we approach the beginning of a new decade, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) encourages Alabama’s smokers to start a healthier, tobacco- and...

    More on federal law raising minimum age for tobacco purchases to 21

    Back on Dec. 21, 2019, The Tribune's Birmingham news partner, WVTM 13, reported on the new minimum age for tobacco purchases (see above). Here's more from the Alabama Department of Public Health: MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Dec. 20, 2019, President Donald Trump...

    ADPH, ADMH partner to break the cycle of stigma

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) have launched a statewide campaign, Stop Judging. Start Healing., aimed at assisting friends, family, physicians, mental health care clinicians, substance abuse prevention and treatment providers and...

    Salad products sold in AL and other states recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Missa Bay, LLC, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 75,233 pounds of salad products that contain meat or poultry because the lettuce ingredient may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)...

    ‘Today, we are celebrating life’

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The weather was cold and windy but the participants were fired up for this year’s Cullman Heart Walk Saturday at Depot Park. The annual walk is a major fundraiser or the American Heart Association (AHA) and is organized each year by...

    Dr. Bill Peinhardt talks about the history of medicine in Cullman County

    CULLMAN, Ala. – The history of medicine in Cullman County has been rich and interesting to date. Those at the Cullman County Public Library this Wednesday had the opportunity to learn about that rich history from retired physician Dr. Bill Peinhardt. The event was part...

    Latest health department scores

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the latest health scores reported by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) for food establishments in Cullman County.   Establishment Name: ADAPRIS PIZZA Address: 1587 Co Rd 437 City: CULLMAN Zip Code: 35055 Score: 97 Smoke Free: Yes Inspection date: 10/1/2019 Establishment Name: ALAMITOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT Address: 3265...

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