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    Are you eligible for WIC?

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...

    Sterile Product Recall Issued—Specialty Compounding, LLC, Cedar Park, Texas

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    MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Public Health was notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare professionals not to use any sterile products from Specialty Compounding, LLC, of Cedar Park, Texas.   After 15...