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    Investigations of nine young children with adenovirus are underway

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Since November 2021, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in collaboration with pediatric healthcare providers including hospitals who treat children and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been investigating an increase in hepatitis in young children. These...

    Cullman Regional holds ribbon cutting for Center of Excellence Orthopedics and Spine

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional Medical Group marked the official opening of the Center of Excellence Orthopedics and Spine with a grand opening and ribbon cutting Wednesday, April 13. By focusing on a well-coordinated and positive patient experience and evidence-based best practices in orthopedic...

    Funding made available for shade structures at Alabama Title I schools, applications invited

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, yet an estimated 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) encourages everyone to be aware of the dangers of overexposure to...

    Farmhouse Midwifery raising standard of care for pregnant women

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Laura Reeder is a certified professional midwife and an Alabama licensed midwife. She is one of three licensed midwives in Cullman. Reeder created Farmhouse Midwifery 2020 to revolutionize a new standard of care for women as they go through pregnancy. Reeder...

    Test to Treat improves access and speed of COVID-19 treatments

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Timely testing and treatment of COVID-19 helps reduce hospitalizations and can be lifesaving by starting oral antivirals for patients who test positive for the virus. If people have COVID-19 symptoms, they must take oral COVID-19 medication within five days of their...

    Second COVID-19 vaccine boosters authorized for individuals ages 50 and older and higher-risk individuals

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Protection offered by COVID-19 vaccine decreases over time, and the Alabama Department of Public Health cautions that even in times of low community transmission, the risk for older and immunocompromised persons to become severely ill with COVID-19 is not zero.  In...

    News from the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology: 5 steps to protect young athletes’ eyes

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. visit emergency rooms each year with sports-related eye injuries. An astounding 90 percent of these ER visits could have been avoided if the athlete wore protective eyewear. With April designated “Sports Eye Safety Month,” the Alabama...

    CDC offers new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) Calculator for the public

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 have declined greatly in Alabama. However, it is unknown if the BA.2 subvariant or other emerging variants may escape the immune's systems response from either a previous COVID-19 infection or vaccine-induced protection. If so, mitigation...

    National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week: Linking teens to facts that Shatter the Myths® about drugs and drug use

    Montgomery, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) is celebrating and supporting 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,...

    Official ribbon-cutting ceremony held for Hartselle Health Park on Wednesday

    HARTSELLE, Ala. - Cullman Regional celebrated the opening of the Hartselle Health Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by members of the Hartselle Area Chamber, Hartselle City Council and supporters of the health system.  The facility has been open since November 2021 serving patients,...