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    Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

    MONTGOMERY – Alabama’s 10th Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, and end at midnight on Sunday, Aug. 9. “This is a perfect opportunity for parents to purchase needed school supplies and get a tax break at the same time,”...

    Children in Alabama being tested for Enterovirus D68

    MONTGOMERY - Reports of cases from across the nation have prompted concern among parents of children and teenagers about enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).   On Aug. 29, 2014, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) sent a message to all primary care physicians to consider testing for...

    ADPH seeks input on maternal and child health care needs

    MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Department of Public Health is asking that families with children or youth complete an online survey concerning health and health care services. The anonymous survey is being conducted during the months of July through September and takes about 20 minutes...

    Prevent Foodborne illnesses on hot Summer days

    MONTGOMERY – Picnics, backyard grilling, camping, weddings and outdoor family reunion meals can provide a perfect environment for foodborne illnesses because the hot temperatures of summer create an ideal time for bacteria to grow. Recent foodborne illness outbreaks that resulted in hospitalizations should remind...

    Avoid senseless tragedy by never leaving children alone in vehicles

    MONTGOMERY – Each summer there are deaths related to heat exposure in Alabama. The extremely hot temperatures in summer should remind parents, grandparents and caregivers not to leave children unattended in vehicles. Young children are at special risk because their bodies heat up three...

    Are you eligible for WIC?

    MONTGOMERY – Alabama families may qualify for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, better known as WIC. If you are a woman who is pregnant, just had a baby within the past six months, who is breastfeeding, or who is...

    Alabama experiences significant H1N1 influenza activity this season

    MONTGOMERY – While the flu season is just getting started in much of the country, activity is already high in Alabama, along with Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Reports from Alabama’s network of providers who report influenza-like illness and send influenza samples for...

    Prevent foodborne illnesses this holiday season

    MONTGOMERY – Recent foodborne outbreaks that resulted in hospitalizations should alert Alabamians to follow safe food preparation and storage practices. As the holidays approach and the number of parties, covered-dish meals, and family gatherings increase, the Alabama Department of Public Health promotes safe food...

    WIC Program receives additional funding through October

    MONTGOMERY – The federal government has provided additional funds for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs to operate. The Alabama WIC Program will continue to see participants and issue benefits through the month of October. Participants will be limited to one month's issuance of...

    ADPH announces WIC Program status is uncertain

    MONTGOMERY – Due to the federal government shutdown effective, Oct. 1, 2013, the future of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is uncertain. The Alabama WIC Program is continuing to issue food instruments. Participants are currently receiving one month of WIC benefits.   The Alabama...