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Thursday, July 7, 2022

    Mental Health Awareness Month – you are NOT alone

    CULLMAN, Ala. - May is Mental Health Awareness Month. With millions of Americans fighting mental illness publicly or suffering in silence, the fight to end the antiquated stigma associated with the disease is still necessary since the awareness month’s inception in 1949. The National Alliance...

    As infant formula shortage continues, Alabama pediatricians advise against diluting infant formula

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- News reports abound about the current shortage of infant formula facing families across the nation and in Alabama, due to supply chain issues and a recall of products by one of the largest producers of infant formula in the United States....

    ADMH: May 8-14 is National Prevention Week

    Montgomery, Ala. – According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 59.3 million Americans ages 12 and older used illicit drugs in the last recorded year. In Alabama, for ages 18 and older, an estimated 351,000 people have alcohol...

    Governor Ivey announces two additional mental health crisis centers

    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...

    Sound Mind TMS offers Cullman new solutions in mental health treatment

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman native and familiar face Dr. Robert Smith opened Sound Mind TMS Therapy Clinic, located at 1809 Dahlke Dr. and adjacent to Cullman Regional Medical Center, earlier this spring. Enthusiastic about the potential impact of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy among the...

    Wallace State’s Laura Smith highlights the careers of occupational therapy practitioners for Occupational Therapy Month

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Laura Smith is an occupational therapist who teaches the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Wallace State. For Occupational Therapy Month, she explained the overlooked details of the career and shared the many ways occupational therapy helps clients. When talking about a...

    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...