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Thursday, March 23, 2023

    ADPH: Children’s Dental Health Month promotes good oral health

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a time when we draw attention to the need for good oral health practices for children. The theme for this observance in 2023 is “Brush, Floss, Smile!”  Alabama’s Oral Health Office kicked off the month...

    Double vision: Causes, symptoms and treatment

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - More than 800,000 people a year visit their health care provider because of double vision, and around 50,000 people every year go to the emergency room because they have double vision.  According to Kristine B. Hopkins, O.D., professor at the University of...

    Harris: Keep your body healthy; it may lead to better brain health

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Brain health and physical health are both important, especially as we age. According to the most recent survey of people ages 45 years and older in Alabama, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), one in seven Alabamians experiences subjective cognitive...

    Save a life by getting CPR certified

    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Monday, Jan. 2, many people in Cullman and across the country watched live on television as 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field during the Bills’ game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Hamlin received critical life-saving...

    Antibiotics only when needed

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris recently released information about the importance of taking antibiotics only when appropriate, due to concerns about increased antibiotic resistance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  While antibiotics are useful in killing germs,...

    Autism Spectrum Disorder Identification Cards issued at county health departments

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Imagine you hear loud sirens, see bright lights, and are stopped by a law enforcement officer while driving alone. Imagine that you are on the autism spectrum and are increasingly overwhelmed with sensory overload well before the officer or a first...

    Cullman’s Jeff Byars named 2022 Independent Advocate of the Year

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) Jeff Byars, founder of Sun Back Moon, LLC – Private Patient Advocacy & Healthcare Solutions in Cullman, Alabama, was named 2022 Independent Advocate of the Year recently by the Healthcare Advocate Summit, the premier event created...

    Rural Dementia Caregiver Project: Free workshop for caregivers

    Millions of rural caregivers provide crucial support to family members or friends living with memory loss and dementia. These same caregivers often feel stressed and isolated. An online workshop may help them. The University of California, San Francisco is conducting a study of a...

    ‘Recovery is for everyone: Every person, every family, every community’

    CULLMAN, Ala. - President Joe Biden and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey have each signed National Recovery Month proclamations, committing to support the more than 20 million Americans and hundreds of thousands of Alabamians undergoing treatment for substance abuse disorders, their families and their health...

    Mental health first aid training to be provided at the Cullman County Library in July

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Public Library will be hosting a Mental Health First Aid training course Tuesday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 20 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. There is no cost for the training or materials as it is a grant-based program...