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    ADPH issues advisory against consuming largemouth bass from most Alabama waters

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is advising that no largemouth bass be consumed from most bodies of water in Alabama due to mercury contamination. Specific to Cullman County, it advises against consuming largemouth bass from Lake Catoma, and any...

    Free diabetes screening at Cullman Regional Nov. 9

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    CULLMAN - In recognition of National Diabetes Month, Cullman Regional is offering a free diabetes prevention screening to the community on Nov. 9. Visits are by appointment only. According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. You can...

    Latest health department scores

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    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...

    Cullman Regional Welcomes General, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon, Venkat Kanthimathinathan, M.D., to Medical Group

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    Cullman, Ala. — Cullman Regional welcomes board-certified General, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon, Venkat Kanthimathinathan, M.D., to the Cullman Regional Medical Group. Dr. Venkat completed his medical school at JSS Medical College and completed his residency in General Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical...

    ADPH: COVID-19 vaccine to be made available to all eligible Alabamians

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      MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As soon as mid-December, health care providers and the chronically ill in Alabama could begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine. U.S. Army Gen. Gustave Perna, chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, recently spoke with State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris about the...

    ADPH launches color-coded COVID-19 Risk Indicator Dashboard

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has introduced a new tool that allows policy makers and others viewing it to recognize the COVID-19 risk status in each county and to guide health behavior. The new COVID-19 Risk Indicator Dashboard is...

    Direct Support Professional Recognition Week Sept. 13-17

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health is recognizing the important role direct support professionals play in supporting individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities by highlighting Sept. 13-17, 2021 as Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. The annual celebration provides an opportunity to...

    Cullman Regional and American Heart Association partner to make Cullman region healthier

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    CULLMAN – The American Heart Association (AHA) and Cullman Regional have announced a three-year sponsorship to promote the American Heart Association’s “Healthy for Good” movement. Cullman Regional is dedicated to reducing the number of cardiovascular-related deaths that impact our community annually. This continued commitment works...

    CDC issues guidance as transmission of contagious Delta COVID-19 variant surges, prevention measures outlined

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - More than 900 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in Alabama, the largest number since February, and too few Alabama residents are vaccinated. High vaccination coverage will reduce the spread of the virus and help prevent new variants from emerging.  State Health Officer Dr....

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 3

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    Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 365,818 (+1,420 since yesterday) Probable cases in AL: 99,238 (+698 since yesterday)   Total confirmed deaths in AL: 6,529 (+215 since yesterday)        Probable deaths...

    Cullman Regional administers 1st COVID-19 vaccine

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional administered its first COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 8:43 a.m. to critical care nurse Donna Snow, RN. “In following the federal and state-approved guidelines of vaccine administration, we are excited to report that one of our frontline critical care...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 7

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    Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 371,056 (+846 since yesterday) Probable cases in AL: 101,367 (+266 since yesterday)   Total confirmed deaths in AL: 6,747 (+1 since yesterday)        Probable deaths...

    Victim Services seeks to bring Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner to Cullman

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     CULLMAN, Ala. - For victims of sexual violence in Cullman County, access to rapid response by forensic personnel trained to deal with the particular issues of those crimes is limited. Children and teens can turn to Brooks’ Place Child Advocacy Center and its Forensic...

    Cullman County COVID-19 update: Jan. 22

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Cullman County added 22 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with 5,662 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 642 were confirmed...

    LifeSouth Community Blood Centers Are Preparing For Inclement Weather

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      MADISON, Ala. - In the coming days, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will continue to work with local hospitals, providing them with blood products. It’s important to note that blood is a priority during a storm that may result in bodily injuries to individuals. Trauma...

    ADPH issues alert of increased flu activity across Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Friday issued an alert of increased influenza (flu) activity across the state. A media release from the ADPH reminds the public that the flu is a very contagious respiratory illness, with symptoms including fever, cough,...

    Cullman County COVID-19 update: Jan. 9

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Cullman County added 32 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with 5,354 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 991 were confirmed...

    Cullman Regional to host National Wear Red Day luncheon Feb. 1

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    CULLMAN - Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. Join Cullman Regional...

    Cullman County COVID-19 update: Oct. 26

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  Cullman County surpassed 2,000 positive cases of COVID-19 Saturday according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, with 2,044 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 444 were confirmed in just the last 14 days....

    Midway Medical Clinic in Holly Pond re-opens

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    Midway Medical Clinic is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and is located at 111 Brooklyn Road in Holly Pond. Appointments can be made by calling the clinic at 256-796-3084. / Heather Mann HOLLY POND - Midway Medical Clinic is a rural health clinic that...

    Cullman Regional Welcomes General, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon, Venkat Kanthimathinathan, MD, to Medical Group

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    Cullman, Ala. — Cullman Regional welcomes board-certified General, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgeon, Venkat Kanthimathinathan, MD, to the Cullman Regional Medical Group. Dr. Venkat completed his medical school at JSS Medical College and completed his residency in General Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical...

    LifeSouth in emergency need of blood, platelet donations

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    CULLMAN -  Due to winter weather and closures this week of offices and mobile units, LifeSouth is currently in emergency need of all blood types and also in need of platelet donors. The local LifeSouth office is located at 112 Clark Street across from...

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

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    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 signed legislation to raise...

    ADPH: Person with measles likely exposed other people during 2 stops in Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On April 23, the Tennessee Department of Health reported to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) that an individual with a confirmed measles case traveled through Alabama on April 11 and made two stops during the infectious period. Persons should check...

    Summer safety: swimming and water safety

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - According to the World Health Organization (WHO), drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Over 230,000 people on average die each year by drowning, though the WHO states that this number could be vastly underestimated. May is...

    Autism Spectrum Disorder Identification Cards issued at county health departments

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    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...

    COVID-19 booster shot eligibility expands to additional individuals and vaccines

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) continues to follow the guidance of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concerning administration of COVID-19 vaccine, including boosters. Guidance is being given to...

    Assistance from the Joy to Life Foundation allows ADPH to provide free cancer screenings for underserved women

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - In response to a need for increased funding in north Alabama, the Joy to Life Foundation has offered to expand its efforts and provide funds statewide for breast cancer screenings for women through the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Alabama Breast...

    Cullman Regional offering free prostate cancer screenings Jan. 30

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    CULLMAN - Cullman Regional will offer free prostate cancer screenings on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the Cullman Regional Urology Clinic. According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The greatest risk factors for developing...

    ‘We need prayers and we need our community to help slow the spread’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - In its weekly COVID-19 update for the community, Cullman Regional reported Wednesday 83 positive patients, with 21 currently on ventilators. The update said Cullman Regional has reported 107 COVID deaths to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH); 80 of those...

    Relay For Life of Cullman County to kick off 2019 season and ‘Bring Home a Cure’

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    CULLMAN - Volunteers for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Cullman County will gather at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 17, at First Baptist Church of Cullman Fellowship Hall to kick off plans for its annual event set for Friday, May 3 at Cullman County Fairgrounds. The...

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

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    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...

    Cullman City Schools strongly encouraging masks, vaccinations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With COVID-19 cases increasing in the State of Alabama and Cullman County, Cullman City Schools is strongly encouraging students to wear masks and for eligible students to be vaccinated as the 2021-2022 school year begins on Wednesday, Aug. 11.“We hoped we...

    COVID-19 drive-thru testing available at Cullman Ag Center

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A drive-thru COVID-19 test site has been set up at the Cullman County Agricultural Trade Center by local physician Jeremy Stidham. The site will be open at 8:30 each morning and will operate until each day’s worth of test kits has...

    Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama invests $1.05M in Alabama-based research

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) this week announced an investment of $1.05 million in Alabama-based breast cancer research, bringing the organization’s total impact over 25 years to nearly $11 million. Matching its 2019 investment, the organization will support 14...

    Cullman Regional introduces new Pristina 3D mammography machine

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Women’s Diagnostic Center at Cullman Regional is proud to announce the addition of the GE Seneographe Pristina 3D mammography machine. The new equipment comes with advanced technology that allows our physicians to better diagnose breast cancer and provides a more...

    Relay Day – A community coming together against cancer

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     CULLMAN, Ala. - On Thursday, May 6, 2021, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaimed Friday, May 7, 2021, “Relay Day – A Community Coming Together Against Cancer” in recognition of Relay For Life of Cullman County’s “Lights on First Drive Thru Luminaria and Survivor Parade”...

    COVID in Alabama: precautions, information to help stay up to date from the desk of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For over a year now, Alabamians, like people around the globe, have made sacrifices and adjusted to a temporary “new normal.” Alabamians have consistently stepped up to the plate over the course of this pandemic. As our state moves forward, Gov. Ivey...

    Alabama Senate approves $5M to fight spread of coronavirus

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Senate on Thursday approved a $5 million supplemental appropriation to the budget to combat the spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, in the state, according to a press release issued by the Senate.   Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman...

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

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    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...

    Cullman County COVID-19 update: Dec. 8

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Tuesday reported an additional 148 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cullman County, with 3,814 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Statewide, the ADPH reported 3,218 new confirmed cases....

    Cullman County COVID-19 update: Dec. 6

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Cullman County added 38 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with 3,632 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 948 were confirmed in...

    Cullman Gravel Ridge Farms eggs recalled

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    CULLMAN - Cullman’s Gravel Ridge Farms is recalling its cage free large eggs due to a potential contamination of Salmonella: “The recall was initiated because reported illnesses were confirmed at locations using Gravel Ridge Farm Eggs, and we are voluntarily recalling out of an...

    Reporting of COVID-19 deaths in Alabama appears to differ from other reporting

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  - Death counts from COVID-19 appear to vary widely based on their reporting sources—the news media, hospitals and county health departments—and there are reasons these apparent discrepancies in the number of deaths occur.  “The Alabama Department of Public Health considers any deaths to...

    Monoclonal antibody products are available for some high-risk COVID-19 patients and some who have been exposed, but are not a replacement for vaccination

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 helps those at high risk for serious illness by building rapid immunity to the virus and preventing hospitalization, though these products are only for those at high risk for serious illness, individuals who have recently tested...

    Alabama health officials confirm state’s first case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis, rare polio-like disease

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    BIRMINGHAM - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has confirmed the state's first case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a rare polio-like disease that affects the nervous system. Health officials say the cause of the disease is unknown at this time. The ADPH said...

    Cullman Regional Foundation announces 30th annual Golf Extravaganza

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — The Cullman Regional Foundation announces the 30th Annual Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Extravaganza scheduled for Monday, September 13 at TP Country Club.     The Golf Extravaganza includes several events including a morning and afternoon tournament, putting contest, helicopter ball drop and the Million...

    SURVIVOR’S STORY: ‘Trust your gut’

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    “Race for the Cure 2016 with (from left) my son, Hugh; dad, Don Marecle; my mom, Christy Marecle; (me); my sister, Haley Marecle; and my daughter, Vivian, in the stroller” (courtesy of Lindsey Marshall) On March 16, 2015, Dr. Lindsey Marshall and her partner Dr....

    Cullman Regional hosting Water Therapy for Chronic Pain seminar Sept. 20

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    CULLMAN - Cullman Regional is hosting a Water Therapy for Chronic Pain seminar on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. One of the most debilitating conditions a person can endure is chronic pain, which is any type of pain lasting for more...

    Governor Ivey announces two additional mental health crisis centers

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced the funding of two additional Mental Health Crisis Centers, further expanding the Alabama Crisis System of Care. The two new centers add to the four existing centers in Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile, currently serving individuals...

    Cullman Regional receives Community Partner Award from UAH

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing Graduate Program has chosen Cullman Regional as the recipient of its annual Community Partner Award. The award is in recognition of Cullman Regional’s continued commitment to provide nurse practitioner students important precepting opportunities...

    UAB: Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19 and diabetes

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Use of the diabetes drug metformin — before a diagnosis of COVID-19 — is associated with a threefold decrease in mortality in COVID-19 patients with Type 2 diabetes, according to a racially diverse study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham....

    Eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots expanded to include for those 18 and older

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna's COVID-19 boosters for all fully vaccinated U.S. adults, ages 18 and up. This follows emergency use authorization by the U.S....

    Berries and summer are the perfect companions

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, oh my!  The summer is the peak season for most of the delicious berries we like to incorporate into many of our favorite meals. However, not only are berries tasty to eat, but they also come with several...

    ‘It is completely up to the community’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Around the country, COVID-19 is surging, and Cullman County is no exception. The county has seen 830 cases confirmed in just the last 14 days, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). Hospitalizations are soaring, too. Cullman Regional has...

    Family establishes mental health fund in memory of Stephen Griffith

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    L-R: R.E. Garrison Trucking Co. President Donovan Lovell, S.F. Lovell, Cullman Area Mental Health Foundation President Rita Nicholas, Wiles Griffith, WellStone Behavioral Health COO and Foundation Treasurer Chris Van Dyke (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - On July 17, 2017, Cullman Attorney Stephen K....

    Prevention, early detection keys to fighting cancer

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - February is National Cancer Prevention Awareness Month, a time dedicated to promoting the importance of early detection and prevention of the disease. Dr. Michael M. Garcia with the Clearview Cancer Institute in Cullman sat down with The Tribune to discuss things...

    Cullman County COVID-19 update: Jan. 16

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Cullman County added 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with 5,532 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 827 were confirmed...

    CRNAs serving Alabamians in the fight against COVID-19

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    Health care workers and first responders are stepping up in the fight against COVID-19.  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are a group of Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) on the frontlines that are placing themselves in the most dangerous position of exposure during an...

    Karma in Cullman’s ‘Walk of Hope’ shines light on suicide awareness

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    Karma in Cullman Founder Rachel Bryant, right, a suicide attempt survivor, embraces her daughter Jade as the DJ plays “Jesus, Take the Wheel” Saturday at Depot Park. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - On Saturday afternoon, despite stiff competition from college football and...

    ABC Board: Starting Aug. 1, no alcohol service after 11 p.m.

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board on Monday approved an emergency order that limits the hours of operations for restaurants, bars and other entities that sell alcohol. The emergency rule is effective immediately, but will not be enforced until Saturday, Aug....

    CCBOE offers tips on managing emotional health during COVID-19 outbreak

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The coronavirus poses an obvious risk to people’s physical health, but Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) counselors are also concerned about its potential effect on the mental health of area students. As people “hunker down,” curtail outside activities and...

    ADPH reports 2,595 cases of COVID-19 in Alabama Thursday-Saturday

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - More than 800 cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday, June 11 (848), Friday, June 12 (859) and Saturday, June 13 (888) in Alabama. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Friday cautioned the public that the risk of contracting the novel...

    Cullman Regional hosting Adult Vaccinations Seminar Aug. 16

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    CULLMAN – Cullman Regional is hosting an Adult Vaccinations Seminar lunch and learn program on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dr. Kathryn Pettit, director of the Cullman Regional Urgent Care Center, will share adult vaccine information, including which additional vaccines are recommended for...

    City vs. County: teams go head-to-head for community blood drive

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    The staff of the courthouse donation bus CULLMAN - There are many ways to help people, and the most common way is to donate to a good cause. When you add in a competition, people are even more enthusiastic to help contribute, whether the donations...

    Breast Cancer Research Foundation of AL presents $950K to UAB; $37K from Cullman fundraising

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    Andres Forero, M.D., head of the UAB breast cancer research program, left, Carol Myers, president of the BCRFA Board of Directors, and Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D, director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center / BCRFA BIRMINGHAM - On Friday, Feb. 2, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Jan. 5

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Jan. 5, Cullman Regional Medical Center released the following COVID update: Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level of community transmission. Cullman Regional Current Situation ·         37 COVID positive patients, two of whom are on a ventilator ·         Continue to be...

    Cullman County COVID-19 update: Jan. 5

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Cullman County added 26 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with 5,187 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 926 were confirmed...

    Editorial: Laying stress at the door

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    As a certified yoga instructor who has taught for over seven years, Beverly Dotesy found her neighboring passion in massage therapy. She had always wanted to open her own place to practice and thus, Massage and Yoga with Beverly was born. While her space...

    Cullman County COVID-19 update: Nov. 17

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County added 32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, with 2,813 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 894 were confirmed in just...

    Hospice of Cullman County Inc. MEGA CASH Draw Down postponed

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Hospice of Cullman County Inc., the fundraising arm of Cullman Regional Hospice, announced the 2021 MEGA CASH Draw Down that was scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 19 has been postponed until further notice.  The decision was made by the Hospice of Cullman County...

    Nov. 30 COVID-19 update: Record statewide hospitalizations; 53 hospitalized locally

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Cullman County added 35 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with 3,321 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 789 were confirmed in...

    Can you really experience a broken heart?

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - It is possible to have a broken heart, though not in the way people typically think. While many people think of a broken heart on an emotional level, Gregory Chapman, M.D., a cardiologist in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cardiovascular...

    Drugs in Cullman County: what’s happening and what can be done about it

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    CULLMAN - As part of an ongoing series on the national drug crisis and how it affects the Cullman area, The Tribune is asking local authorities in the field to answer a few basic questions. From the law enforcement perspective, Cullman Police Chief Kenny...

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) flash, Aug. 25

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Aug. 25, Cullman Regional Medical Center released the following COVID update: Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level of community transmission. Cullman Regional Current Situation ·         79 COVID positive patients, 16 of whom are on a ventilator ·         Continue to be...

    ‘I think we are going in the right direction’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday extended the state’s Safer at Home Order until April 9, with a few changes for hospitals and nursing homes. The updated order information sheet states, “Subject to reasonable restrictions, patients and residents will be allowed...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall warns healthcare providers to cease unlawful use of state immunization registry

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall today warned Alabama’s healthcare providers to cease any unlawful use of the state immunization registry, known as ImmPRINT.      The State of Alabama has long maintained an immunization registry for healthcare providers known as ImmPRINT to avoid unnecessary vaccinations for patients...

    Alabama implements mask ordinance to combat COVID-19

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    Updated 7-15-20 at 3:11 p.m. “I’m calling on everyone, everyone in our state, to practice personal responsibility and wear a mask. I continue to believe that personal responsibility is everyone’s responsibility."- Gov. Kay Ivey   MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Citing increasing spread of COVID-19, along with record-high hospitalizations...

    Cullman Regional showcases positive growth, new robotic surgery capabilities

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    Urologist/Robotic Surgery Director Dr. Erik Wallin talks to a guest about Cullman Regional’s new da Vinci Xi robotic surgery device, which has been in use at the hospital since October 2018. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - Community leaders gathered at Cullman Regional...

    Think Pink luncheon focuses on breast cancer awareness

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    Cancer survivor and Cullman Regional Foundation Executive Director Maria Stanford with her son, Jack. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - Cullman Regional hosted its “Think Pink” luncheon recently at Top of the Town in Cullman. In conjunction with breast cancer awareness month, the...

    Paused monoclonal antibodies for treatment of COVID-19 disease available again

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As of December 23, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had announced the temporary pause in allocations of some monoclonal antibodies and on Monday, Jan. 3, The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has received an advisory from the...

    Mayor Jacobs proclaims April 2-8 ‘Public Health Week’ in Cullman

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    Pictured left to right are Judy Smith, Mayor Woody Jacobs, Anita Batemon and Rachel Sullenger.   CULLMAN - Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs has officially proclaimed the week of April 2-8, 2018, “Public Health Week” in Cullman, urging citizens to recognize the many contributions of the public...

    ‘We are not going to get a do-over’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mary McIntyre this week cautioned Alabamians about rising rates of COVID-19 and asked them to be vigilant during the days ahead. The spread of the virus has resulted in the...

    Tips and tricks to avoid picking up ticks

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Tick exposure can occur year-round, but ticks are most active during warmer months (April-September). Know which ticks are most common in your area.  Before You Go Outdoors  Know where to expect ticks. Ticks live in grassy, brushy or wooded areas, or even on animals....

    Sports leagues across the world being affected by coronavirus

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    The spread of coronavirus has been affecting people in different parts of the world for weeks but now sports leagues across the globe are being forced to take action as well. A wave of restrictions, postponements and cancellations began rolling in Wednesday afternoon and have continued today. NCAA...

    Bosom Buddies ride for cancer for 4th year

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    CULLMAN – At Cullman Regional Medical Center, 99 bikers and 49 co-riders lined up to ride. Who were they riding for? They were riding for mothers, fathers, family and friends. They were riding for cancer victims. People who have been to hell and back...

    FEMA to reimburse families for funerals of loved ones who died from COVID-19

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday FEMA announced it is setting up a program to help reimburse families funeral costs of loved who died from COVID-19.   The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during...

    Cullman Regional Urgent Care Center offering back to school and sports physicals for $25

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    CULLMAN - Cullman Regional Urgent Care Center is offering no-appointment-needed school and sports physicals for $25. Cullman Regional’s school and sports physicals include a physical health examination, height and weight check, rang of motion testing, blood pressure check, pulse check and vision screening. Cullman Regional...

    Cullman Regional at 175% ICU capacity due to COVID-19; Dec. 29 daily update

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    Updated 12-31-20 12:01 a.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional on Tuesday reported it is currently treating 75 COVID-19 positive patients, with 20 of those patients now on ventilators. There is also one non-COVID patient on a ventilator. That means the hospital's Critical Care Unit,...

    Latest from Mayor Woody Jacobs – 3/23

    Cullman Lions Club
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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- The City of Cullman continues to provide essential services – police, fire, emergency medical, water and sewer service, electricity– all operations deemed appropriate. Closing down everything is simply not an option for local governments, according to Mayor Woody Jacobs. Conditions are different in every city and every...

    ADPH: B.1.1.7 (U.K.) COVID-19 variant identified in 8 Alabama residents

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reported Thursday that eight variant strain cases of the highly transmissible COVID-19 B.1.1.7 variant (or U.K. variant) have been identified in Alabama residents. The ADPH said it “is partnering with several private and commercial laboratories...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Sept. 29

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    Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level of community transmission. Cullman Regional Current Situation ·         45 COVID positive patients, six of whom are on a ventilator ·         Continue to be vigilant in mask wearing and social distancing.  Everyone should continue to follow precautions to...

    Cullman County COVID-19 update: Nov. 5

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County added 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, with 2,339 cases confirmed across the county since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those, 654 were confirmed in just the last 14 days. Thursday,...

    (Updated) City v. County blood drive brings in 152 units

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    Updated 6-10-19 12:01 p.m. Final numbers from the blood drive came in Monday morning: City of Cullman: 62 units Cullman County: 90 units Total: 152 units   Three lives can be saved per unit, so that's more than 450 lives.     CULLMAN, Ala. - Every summer, the LifeSouth Community Blood Centers hold...

    Vinemont Middle School recognizes heroes on staff

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Vinemont Middle School made a huge shoutout to Nurse Paige Collett and Nurse Aide Michael Marotz this week on social media. The post offered a huge thank you to Nurse Collett and Mr. Marotz for taking care of the students each...

    Cullman Regional COVID-19 update: Dec. 15

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    In a virtual press conference Tuesday morning, Cullman Regional Chief Medical Officer Dr. William Smith said the hospital is currently treating 61 COVID-19 patients, with 15 on ventilators right now. The hospital's Critical Care Unit has 12 beds, so additional beds are in use....

    Investigations of nine young children with adenovirus are underway

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    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 continues to require masks for all entering the facility

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional Medical Center announced Friday, April 9 that they will continue to require anyone entering the medical center to wear a mask. This announcement comes after Governor Ivey announced that the Alabama Statewide Mask Mandate Order will expire Friday, April...

    Cullman County Schools Covid update

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Below are the latest COVID-19 numbers for Cullman County Schools. We are pleased to report that numbers are declining across the district.   As of Tuesday, September 14:  Positive: 69 close contact: 242, which is 3.3% of the district's 9,425 students.  Two...

    Cullman Regional hosting Balance Builder SilverSneakers Workshop Sept. 19

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Regional on Thursday, Sept. 19 will host a Balance Builder SilverSneakers Workshop. Attendees will learn about common risk factors and steps they can take to prevent falls, including exercises to strengthen and improve balance. The event will take place from 11:30...