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    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...

    Laura Crandall Brown Foundation announces 9th Annual ‘A State of Teal’ Awareness Campaign and 12th Annual ‘Head Over Teal’ 5K/10K race

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - This September, in recognition of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation (LCBF) will initiate its 9th annual A State of Teal Awareness Campaign and host its 12th annual Head Over Teal 5K/10K.     LCBF’s A State of Teal Awareness Campaign...

    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...

    September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health, its community partners and other mental health organizations join forces to recognize September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This year’s theme, #BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message, which educates about what we can...

    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...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Sept. 8

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    Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level of community transmission. Cullman Regional Current Situation ·         80 COVID positive patients, 15 of whom are on a ventilator ·         Continue to be vigilant in mask wearing and social distancing.  Everyone should continue to follow precautions to...

    Ivermectin for animals not safe for people

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Farm supply and feed stores cannot keep a livestock deworming medication on the shelves because social media posts are calling it a cure for COVID-19. A veterinarian with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System warns people should not buy animal ivermectin products to...

    Cullman City Schools COVID-19 case update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Schools system has a total of 36 students absent due to reported positive cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, September 7, according to the latest school attendance data.West Elementary School reported 13 positive student cases, Cullman High School...

    Groundbreaking for new Good Hope urgent care held Friday

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday morning in the City of Good Hope at the site of the soon-to-be Good Hope Medical, which will specialize in occupational health and urgent care. The new healthcare complex has been in the planning...

    Governor Ivey Announces reallocation of $12.3 million in CARES Act funds for COVID-19 nursing shortage

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday reallocated $12.3 million of the Coronavirus Relief Fund to secure qualified, out-of-state, travel nurses to work in Alabama hospitals in a temporary capacity.  “I’m pleased to see more folks getting vaccinated, but we are still in the...

    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...

    Cullman City Schools COVID-19 case update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Schools system has a total of 70 students absent due to a reported positive case of COVID-19 as of Friday, September 3, according to the latest school attendance data.West Elementary School reported 21 positive student cases, Cullman High...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) flash, Sept. 1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Sept 1, 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 ·         77 COVID positive patients, 12 of whom are on a ventilator ·         Continue to be...

    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...

    CRMC: COVID on the rise, mostly among the unvaccinated

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As Alabama sees a new surge in COVID cases, especially due to the Delta variant, Cullman Regional Medical Center runs close to state averages on its statistics. A major culprit, beyond the virus itself, is a lack of vaccinations; only a...

    International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health pauses to commemorate August 31 as International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), a global event to remember those who have died from a drug overdose. Every 12 minutes, someone dies from an opioid-related overdose. Ninety percent of...

    Cullman County Schools release updated COVID-19 numbers

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Schools has more than 10% of its district students out of school due to a confirmed positive test, or due to a student being a close contact. Student Data through 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 27: • COVID positive: 198 • Close...

    Two-week mask mandate at CMS, EES due to increase in COVID-19 cases

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With positive COVID-19 cases among students continuing to increase in Cullman City Schools, a temporary two-week mask mandate is now needed at Cullman Middle School and East Elementary School to slow the spread. Per protocol, if students are properly wearing a...

    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...

    Cullman City Schools update on COVID-19 cases, quarantines

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - According to the latest attendance data, Cullman City Schools currently has a total of 107 reported positive cases of COVID-19 among students as of Tuesday, August 24. The school system has also seen a total of 247 students quarantining and absent...

    As first COVID-19 vaccine is fully approved, get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as possible

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Too few Alabamians realize the seriousness of infection with COVID-19 and have not made the decision to be vaccinated or have postponed getting the free vaccine that will save them, their families and communities from this devastating virus. Hospitalizations and deaths...

    COVID-19 surges in Alabama children, vaccination and other measures needed to prevent further spread

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health reports a significant increase in pediatric cases of COVID-19 at this time of year, compared to the same time in 2020. Coupled with this increase in cases, ADPH notes that Alabama has at least 50...

    Cullman Regional welcomes rheumatologist, Celia Fernandez, MD, to Medical Group

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    Cullman, Ala. — Cullman Regional welcomes rheumatologist Celia Fernandez, MD to the Cullman Regional Medical Group. Dr. Fernandez completed her doctorate in medicine at Ponce School of Medicine, and later completed her residency at Cooper Hospital University Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey. She...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH

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    On Aug. 18, Cullman Regional released the following update: Cullman County is in the High Risk Category for overall level of community transmission. Cullman Regional Current Situation 53 COVID positive patients and 12 on a ventilatorContinue to be vigilant in mask wearing and social distancing.  Everyone should...

    UAB announces delays in nonemergent surgeries due to rising COVID hospitalizations

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - University of Alabama in Birmingham Hospital is reducing in-patient surgical procedures due to the rising COVID demand within the hospital. With more patients admitted each day, hospital administration has made the difficult decision to begin admitting only 400 in-patient procedures per...

    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...

    Cullman Regional welcomes Internal Medicine physician Cameron Brimer, M.D., to medical group

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    Cullman, Ala. — Cullman Regional welcomes Internal Medicine physician Thomas Cameron Brimer, MD, to the Cullman Regional Medical Group. Dr. Brimer completed his medical degree at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of South Florida...

    Governor declares new state of emergency

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday declared a new state of emergency as COVID-related hospitalizations approached the peaks of the first wave of the pandemic. She noted the end of the previous emergency declaration just a few weeks ago, but said that...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH

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    On Aug. 11, Cullman Regional released the following update: Cullman County is in the High-Risk Category for overall level of community transmission. Cullman Regional Current Situation 47 COVID positive patients and seven on a ventilatorHospitals across the state are continuing to see an increase in hospitalizations. Continue...

    Good Samaritan benefit concert receives Diamond Sponsor

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The check for the Diamond Level Sponsorship for the upcoming 6th Annual Caring for Cullman Concert by Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Cullman was presented on Tuesday by Cullman Savings Bank CEO and President John Riley to Clinic Executive Director Jolanda...

    Wallace State COVID-19 vaccine clinic open to the public

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19 in the School of Nursing and Center for Science. The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered, with a...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH Aug. 4

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    On Aug. 4 Cullman Regional released the below update.  Cullman County is in the High-Risk Category for overall level of community transmission.   Cullman Regional Current Situation  21 COVID-19 positive patients and three on a ventilator.  Hospitals across the state are seeing an increase in hospitalizations. Continue to be...

    “Don’t Wait”

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional Medical Center is encouraging people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations as the community, state and nation experience a new rise in cases. New forms of the virus, including Delta and Gamma variants, are increasing in frequency as students prepare...

    Cullman High School to host vaccine clinic Aug. 5

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools and Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will be partnering to host a mobile vaccination clinic at Cullman High School on August 5, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine will be available to parents,...

    Wallace State offers vaccine incentive to students

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.--Wallace State Community College is adopting a number of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to promote a successful fall semester. Chief among these is an emphasis on COVID-19 vaccinations.  Each student registered for fall semester who presents proof of completed COVID...

    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...

    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....

    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....

    Raccoon confirmed positive for rabies in Cullman; precautions advised

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Earlier this week, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) confirmed a raccoon to be positive for rabies after it attacked a person on a walking trail near a subdivision on Fox Hollow Road in Cullman. The raccoon attacked a bystander...

    Alabama Department of Public Health warns about heat illnesses

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - State and federal agencies are warning residents across Alabama to be careful in current high heat conditions, which can be dangerous.  Cullman saw a heat index of over 100 degrees Wednesday, and the National Weather Service Huntsville office reported, “Hot and...

    Cullman Regional to host nurse recruitment event August 7 at Karma’s Coffeehouse

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    Cullman, Ala. — Nurses and nursing students are invited to join Cullman Regional for a Nurse Recruitment Event on Saturday, August 7 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Karma’s Coffeehouse. Meet with directors and hiring managers to discuss career opportunities and learn about...

    TikTok contest promotes COVID-19 vaccinations before school starts

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    (Photo from ADPH)  MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Getting a COVID-19 vaccination can protect you, your family and community, and help end the pandemic. To promote vaccination, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is sponsoring a TikTok contest for persons between the ages of 13 and...

    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...

    State Legislature funds local pilot program combating veterans’ PTSD

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Veterans in Cullman and other local counties will soon receive the benefits of a promising PTSD treatment, with funding secured by Cullman County’s legislative delegation. The legislature this year included under mental health in the state’s General Fund budget $200,000 to...

    Cullman Regional announces Mark Christensen, M.D. as new EMS medical director

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Cullman Regional is pleased to announce Mark Christensen, M.D., director of Emergency Medicine at Cullman Regional, as the new Director of Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Christensen will step into his new role on July 12.     Dr. Christensen has been serving as director...

    Cullman Regional releases 2020-2021 fiscal year-end update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Regional, on Monday announced its 2020-2021 fiscal year-end update, complete with statistics and figures for Hospital Quality, COVID-19 Response, Specialty Physicians, Main Campus Physical Facilities and Additional Outpatient Locations.  “The past year was for Cullman Regional, as for all of the...

    Cullman Regional welcomes Internal Medicine physician Caroline Studdard, M.D., to Medical Group

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Cullman Regional welcomes board-certified Internal Medicine Physician Caroline Studdard, M.D., to the Cullman Regional Medical Group. Dr. Studdard earned both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and she completed her residency with UAB Huntsville Internal...

    Good Samaritan Health Clinic announces 6th annual Caring for Cullman Concert, celebrates new mental health services

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Good Samaritan Health Clinic has announced the 6th annual Caring for Cullman Concert featuring the award-winning Triumphant Quartet and Christian comedian/author Mickey Bell on Monday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. at Northbrook Baptist Church, 3691 State Road 157 in Cullman. Good...

    Good Samaritan Health Clinic earns highest rating from national free clinic association

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Good Samaritan Health Clinic earned a 2021 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Quality Standards Program; its second in a row. Through a survey of the organization’s policies and procedures, the NAFC rating commends Good Samaritan’s...

    Cullman Regional nurse recognized with DAISY Award

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Regional recently presented the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award for Extraordinary Nurses to Katie Weber, R.N. – 5 East, for the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care she provided to one of her patients and his daughter.    The nomination was submitted...

    Cullman Regional names new Chief Marketing Officer

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    CULLMAN, Ala.— Cullman Regional announced Tuesday that health care veteran Todd Goodall has been named as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Goodall has worked closely with Cullman Regional to drive business development in a contract capacity since March of this year. He brings more...

    Extension receives grants to support COVID-19 vaccines

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    ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY & AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, representing Alabama A&M and Auburn universities, received grant funding to provide much needed education about COVID-19 vaccines to Alabama residents. The grant money will also go toward hosting vaccination clinics to increase the...

    Cullman Regional welcomes Cardiologist Sampath Singireddy, M.D. to medical group

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Cullman Regional welcomes Cardiologist Sampath Singireddy, M.D., to the Cullman Regional Medical Group. Dr. Singireddy earned his medical degree from NTR University and completed his postdoctoral training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics with a Specialty in Cardiology at Louisiana State University...

    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...

    Cullman Regional welcomes Internal Medicine Physician Shahdeen Alam, DO, to medical group

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    Cullman, Ala. — Cullman Regional welcomes board-eligible Internal Medicine Physician Shahdeen Alam, DO, to the Cullman Regional Medical Group. Dr. Alam completed his medical degree at the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University and completed his post-doctoral training at Brookwood Baptist...

    Cullman Regional Mobile Medical Center to administer vaccines at Cullman County Courthouse through July

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional will begin taking its Mobile Medical Center to the Cullman County Courthouse to administer free COVID-19 vaccines to the public. Every Thursday, beginning June 24 through the end of July, the Mobile Medical Center will be set up in...

    ADPH to provide funding for shade structures for public schools

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Although skin cancer is among the most preventable cancers, an estimated 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.   The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) encourages awareness about the dangers of overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays and the importance...

    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...

    Cullman Regional welcomes occupational medicine physician Donald Battle, MD, to medical group

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    CULLMAN, Ala. — Cullman Regional welcomes board-certified family physician Donald Battle, MD, to the Cullman Regional Medical Group. Dr. Battle is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta and completed medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. He...

    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...

    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...

    Hartselle Health Park Specialty Clinic now scheduling appointments

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. - Patients can now schedule appointments at Cullman Regional’s Hartselle Health Park Specialty Clinic. The specialty physician clinic is the first phase of the Hartselle Health Park to be completed.   The Hartselle Health Park provides convenient access to healthcare in the Hartselle community...

    Alabama’s hospitals and nursing homes still under federal mask requirements

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    MONGOMERY, Ala. - While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced May 13 that people fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may go mask-less in most places, Alabama’s nursing homes and hospitals are still under federal mask requirements. The Alabama Nursing Home Association and...

    Governor Ivey Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility to be Expanded in Alabama to Include Individuals Age 12 and Older, Effective Immediately

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced Alabama is expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to include individuals ages 12 and older, effective immediately. On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in adolescents with the...

    Alabama faith leaders call on Gov. Ivey to expand Medicaid

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Nearly 300 Alabama faith leaders released a joint letter Thursday calling on Gov. Kay Ivey to expand Medicaid coverage immediately for adults with low incomes. The letter – signed by 278 pastors, imams, sisters and other faith leaders – asks for...

    Alabama House approves medical marijuana bill

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday approved a medical marijuana bill that would allow registered patients with qualifying conditions to safely access and use medical cannabis.  The Senate is expected to give its final approval and send it to Governor Kay...

    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”...

    Mayor proclaims ‘Mental Health Awareness Month’ in Cullman

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     CULLMAN, Ala. - On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaimed the month of May 2021 “Mental Health Awareness Month” in the City of Cullman.    Mental Health Awareness Month was started in 1949 by Mental Health America to communicate the importance of mental...

    Governor Ivey announces COVID-19 Public Health Order and State of Emergency to end

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Alabama’s COVID-19 public health order will end Monday, May 31, 2021, and the state of emergency will end Tuesday, July 6, 2021. “For over a year now, Alabamians, like people around the globe, have made...

    Mental Health Awareness Month

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Each May, the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) promotes Mental Health Month along with other national organizations to raise awareness about mental health and to reduce stigma. This Mental Health Month’s theme is “Tools 2 Thrive,” and provides practical tools that...

    Hanceville High School blood drive surpasses donor goal

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     HANCEVILLE. Ala. - Students at Hanceville High School filled every spot available for their spring blood drive with the American Red Cross. Tuesday’s blood drive was held in the lobby of the school’s gymnasium and students were happy to donate, many for the first...

    Cullman Regional relocates COVID-19 vaccine clinic to Urgent Care Center on campus

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As the demand for COVID-19 vaccines is starting to decrease, Cullman Regional is relocating its vaccine clinic to the Cullman Regional Urgent Care Center. As of April 14, all first dose vaccinations will be given at the Urgent Care Center located...

    Alabama providers asked to pause administering Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Out of an abundance of caution, the Alabama Department of Public Health has asked all health care providers in the state to pause administering the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine due to an investigation of reports of potentially dangerous blood...

    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 Regional to open first health park in Alabama 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional announced plans to open the first of their planned “health parks.” This is a new concept that combines multiple types of health services into a single setting. The arrival of health parks should be viewed from the perspective of...

    Order of the state health officer suspending certain public gatherings due to risk of infection by COVID-19

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      WHEREAS Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been detected in Alabama;   WHEREAS the appearance of COVID-19 in the State poses the potential of widespread exposure to an infectious agent that poses significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people;   WHEREAS the State Board of...

    Signature Smiles of Cullman celebrates six years with new facility

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After opening their doors in Cullman nearly six years ago, the Signature Smiles of Cullman dentistry office is expanding to a new facility. Located at 1754 Warnke Circle NE (behind the Surgery Center on Hwy 157), owners Lindsey Marshall, DMD, and...

    Autism Awareness Month: ‘Light up with Kindness’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Together, we can create a kinder, more inclusive world. Join the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) as it recognizes the month of April as Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month and World Autism Day on April 2. Throughout the month, ADMH...

    Cullman Regional Launches Online Appointment Scheduling for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

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    Cullman, AL – Cullman Regional recently launched an online scheduling tool to allow community members to self-schedule themselves for the COVID-19 vaccine. Patients can access the online form at CullmanVaccine.com. Appointment slots will open up five days prior to any available clinics based on Cullman...

    Poll of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy finds Alabamians take COVID-19 seriously, but reluctance exists among all groups ; authenticity is needed in messaging

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A poll to better understand  the reluctance to take the COVID-19 vaccine among African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and Tribal Nations was conducted by the Bruno Event Team for the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). A federal grant funded the poll of...

    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...

    NATIONAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL FACTS WEEK: Linking Students with Scientists and Experts to Counteract Drug and Alcohol Myths

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    Montgomery, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) celebrates and supports 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,...

    Ivey announces locations for National Guard mobile vaccination clinics

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey Thursday announced the locations for the Alabama National Guard’s (ALNG’s) mobile vaccination clinics across 24 rural counties. As part of Ivey’s activation of the ALNG to support the state’s COVID-19 response, beginning March 23, the mobile vaccination teams...

    Cullman Regional receives emergency CON approval for expansion project

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Health Care Authority of Cullman County/ Cullman Regional Board of Directors this week announced that they have received Emergency Alabama Certificate of Need (CON) approval to add an additional 30 beds to the hospital, including 13 additional critical care beds.   During...

    Cullman Research Center holds grand opening

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    “Today's Research...Tomorrow's Medicine”    On Tuesday Cullman Research Center, located at 909 Graham St. SW Suite C, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony arranged by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce.  The event saw a cheerful turnout, despite the gray weather. Lunch was provided...

    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 expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include people 55+, those with certain medical conditions

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday that starting March 22, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people age 55 and older, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the population defined...

    Undetectable = Untransmittable: An effort to end the HIV epidemic

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has adopted the Prevention Access Campaign‘s Undetectable = Untransmittable(U=U), a national movement to dismantle HIV stigma, improve the lives of people with HIV and bring us closer to ending the HIV epidemic. Scientific findings...

    ‘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...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: March 5

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    Friday, March 5, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK) Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 391,369 (+697 since yesterday) Probable cases in AL: 107,518 (+114 since yesterday)   Total confirmed deaths in AL: 7,943 (+23 since yesterday)             Probable...

    Ivey extends mask mandate until April 9

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday extended the state’s Safer at Home Order, including the mask mandate, until Friday, April 9 at 5 p.m. It had been set to expire March 5. She was joined in a press conference by State...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: March 1

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    Monday, March 1, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK) Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 386,933 (+408 since yesterday) Probable cases in AL: 106,836 (+109 since yesterday)   Total confirmed deaths in AL: 7,789 (+2 since yesterday)            Probable...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 28

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    Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK) Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 386,525 (+489 since yesterday) Probable cases in AL: 106,727 (+80 since yesterday)   Total confirmed deaths in AL: 7,787 (+0 since yesterday)            Probable...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 27

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    Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK) Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 386,036 (+807 since yesterday) Probable cases in AL: 106,647 (+27 since yesterday)   Total confirmed deaths in AL: 7,787 (+53 since yesterday)            Probable...

    ADPH asks Alabama residents who have had COVID-19 to complete confidential survey

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is conducting an online survey designed to learn more about the spread of COVID-19 and to supplement ADPH investigation and contact tracing efforts. Any Alabama resident who has ever tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus...

    Scale Back Alabama extends start date to April 5

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Scale Back Alabama, the state’s largest wellness program, is extending the 2021 start date to Monday, April 5. Originally slated to start Monday, March 1, the program will now kick off the following month in an effort to accommodate a bigger...

    South Cullman Wal-Mart begins administering COVID-19 vaccines

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Wal-Mart on Olive Street began administering COVID-19 vaccines Friday. Vaccinations are given by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, go to http://www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine.   People eligible for a vaccine in the state of Alabama are those recognized in Phases 1a and 1b and...

    Show your stripes! Feb. 28 is Rare Disease Day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Show your stripes! This Sunday, Feb. 28 is Rare Disease Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the many rare diseases that affect people we know. Imagine being diagnosed with a rare disease for which it is often difficult to...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 25

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    Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK) Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 384,640 (+758 since yesterday) Probable cases in AL: 106,470 (+132 since yesterday)   Total confirmed deaths in AL: 7,706 (+63 since yesterday)           Probable...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 24

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    Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK) Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 383,882 (+976 since yesterday) Probable cases in AL: 106,338 (+271 since yesterday)   Total confirmed deaths in AL: 7,643 (+68 since yesterday)           Probable...