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    January 2024 health department scores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Each month, food establishments are inspected by the Alabama Department of Health and graded on every aspect of the business. Below are...

    Make healthy lifestyle choices to be heart healthy

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    February is American Heart Month, a time when everyone is encouraged to focus on their cardiovascular health. Heart disease has long been the leading...

    ‘Operation WIPE OUT Cervical Cancer’ works to eliminate preventable cancer 

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - During January, Cervical Cancer Prevention Month, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is working toward meeting the goals of “Operation...

    Kitten in Autauga County tests positive for rabies; vaccination for pets...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has confirmed that a young kitten developed rabies, subsequently died, and tested positive for...

    Breaking down winter sicknesses

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Sniffles, sneezing and getting sick are never anyone’s idea of a grand time. Unfortunately, entering public spaces and catching viruses, bacteria...

    UAB: 5 silent symptoms of ovarian cancer

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - As with other cancers, the earlier the diagnosis of ovarian cancer is given, the greater the chance can be for a...

    Cullman County Republican Women host Pfizer ‘whistleblower’ Debbie Bernal

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Republican Women, along with Eagle Forum of Cullman, last week hosted professed “Pfizer whistleblower” Debbie Bernal.   President of the...

    Medical cannabis: AMCC issues stay on licenses

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) on Friday, June 16, held an emergency meeting and put a hold on the licenses...

    April 2023 health department scores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Each month, food establishments are inspected by the Alabama Department of Health and graded on every aspect of the business. Below are...

    March 2023 health department scores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Each month, food establishments are inspected by the Alabama Department of Health and graded on every aspect of the business. Below are...

    R.O.S.S. making waves in Cullman with boots-on-the-ground approach to recovery

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Recovery Organization of Support Specialists (R.O.S.S.) is changing the standard approach to the multifaceted issue of drug and alcohol dependency in...

    It’s time to move, Alabama; National Walking Day is here

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — Spring is here and it is time to get outside and get in motion. The first Wednesday of every April is National Walking...

    Alabama doctors praise FDA for making Narcan available without prescription

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama physicians are commending the Food and Drug Administration’s decision this week to allow a nasal spray version of Narcan to...

    ADMH receives $1M grant to develop criteria for CCBHCs

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) a Certified Community...

    Be aware of spring hazards during National Poison Prevention Week

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -  When poisonings happen, poison centers are here for you. That’s the theme of the 2023 National Poison Prevention Week. National Poison...

    March 20-26 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

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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...

    February 2023 health department scores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Each month, food establishments are inspected by the Alabama Department of Health and graded on every aspect of the business.  Below are...

    Pollen: a sticky situation for the better

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The appearance of pollen typically marks the beginning of spring, and it ­literally shows. If your vehicle or home recently...

    What parents need to know about congenital heart disease

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - During pregnancy, there are a lot of things expectant moms can do to prevent birth defects. Sometimes, though, even if a...

    Communication killers: How arguing can be lethal

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Picture a relationship: A disagreement starts, someone complains and the other person becomes defensive. It is a tale as old as...

    Mental health first aid training to be provided at the Cullman...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Public Library will be hosting a Mental Health First Aid training course Tuesday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 20 from...

    Cullman Regional welcomes Neurologist Muhammad Siddiqi, MD to medical group

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional is excited to welcome Neurologist Muhammad Salman Siddiqi, MD, to Cullman Regional Medical Group. Dr. Siddiqi completed his internship...

    Summer sun safety tips

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - Warm weather naturally allows people to engage in outdoor activities, such as barbecues, sports, hiking or camping; yet warm weather...

    COVID-19 testing no longer mandated for flights to the U.S., but...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Travelers returning to the United States from foreign countries by air this summer are relieved of one requirement. The Centers for...

    Hospice of Cullman County, Inc. MEGA CASH Draw Down Set for...

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    Cullman, Ala. — Hospice of Cullman County, Inc. of Cullman Regional Hospice announced the MEGA CASH Draw Down, its largest annual fundraiser benefiting indigent...

    Alcoholics Anonymous celebrates 87th birthday

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    AKRON, OH. - “Alcoholics Anonymous saved my life. There’s no question about that. It’s the best thing that ever happened in my life. I...

    Alabama Department of Public Health issues 2022 Fish Consumption Advisories

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) annually updates fish consumption advisories based on data collected the preceding fall by the...

    Annual Cullman City vs. County Blood Drive returning in June

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s Annual City versus County Blood Drive is quickly approaching and most of us meet the requirements to participate and stake...

    ADPH provides information regarding infant formula shortages

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program realizes the challenges that many families are facing...

    Cullman County launches mental health court

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Circuit Judge Gregory Nicholas and mental healthcare provider WellStone on Monday announced the formation of Mental Health Court, a specialized...

    ADPH observes Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2022

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is participating in the annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, May 23-29, 2022, an...

    Pfizer COVID-19 booster dose for children 5-11 now authorized, recommendations updated

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Children ages 5 - 11 are now authorized to receive a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least five months...

    Paws for Mental Health

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman and Madison County-based mental health service Wellstone is celebrating Mental Health Month, and the organization is calling on our animal...

    Mental Health Awareness Month – you are NOT alone

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - May is Mental Health Awareness Month. With millions of Americans fighting mental illness publicly or suffering in silence, the fight to...

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

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- News reports abound about the current shortage of infant formula facing families across the nation and in Alabama, due to supply...

    West Elementary students celebrate healthy eating with strawberries provided by Farm...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Just in time for the Strawberry Festival, the students at West Elementary School were served a special treat during their lunchtime...

    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...

    Sound Mind TMS offers Cullman new solutions in mental health treatment

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman native and familiar face Dr. Robert Smith opened Sound Mind TMS Therapy Clinic, located at 1809 Dahlke Dr. and adjacent...

    Wallace State’s Laura Smith highlights the careers of occupational therapy practitioners...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Laura Smith is an occupational therapist who teaches the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Wallace State. For Occupational Therapy Month, she...

    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...

    Cullman Regional holds ribbon cutting for Center of Excellence Orthopedics and...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional Medical Group marked the official opening of the Center of Excellence Orthopedics and Spine with a grand opening and...

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

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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...

    Farmhouse Midwifery raising standard of care for pregnant women

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Laura Reeder is a certified professional midwife and an Alabama licensed midwife. She is one of three licensed midwives in Cullman....

    Test to Treat improves access and speed of COVID-19 treatments

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Timely testing and treatment of COVID-19 helps reduce hospitalizations and can be lifesaving by starting oral antivirals for patients who test...

    Second COVID-19 vaccine boosters authorized for individuals ages 50 and older...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Protection offered by COVID-19 vaccine decreases over time, and the Alabama Department of Public Health cautions that even in times of...

    News from the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology: 5 steps to protect...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. visit emergency rooms each year with sports-related eye injuries. An astounding 90 percent of these...

    CDC offers new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) Calculator for the...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 have declined greatly in Alabama. However, it is unknown if the BA.2 subvariant or other...

    Gov. Ivey declares March 30 ‘Doctors Day’ in Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has declared March 30 as “Doctors Day” in Alabama, a time to honor and recognize the physicians who...

    National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week: Linking teens to facts that...

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    Montgomery, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) is celebrating and supporting the annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW®), along with...

    Hospital entrance to temporarily close

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  — Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that the main drive for Cullman Region Medical Center will be closed Wednesday, March 23,...

    Tips for cooking heart-healthy food

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. Consuming too...

    Official ribbon-cutting ceremony held for Hartselle Health Park on Wednesday

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. - Cullman Regional celebrated the opening of the Hartselle Health Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by members of the Hartselle Area...

    ACDD launches new “See Me” campaign for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities (ACDD) has launched a new  campaign to coincide with Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. Each message  features a different person with disabilities inviting the viewer to “See me as”: an “equal”, “employee”,  “graduate”, “neighbor”, “achiever” and more.  The ACDD’s messaging will be featured on social media, digital ads online and  outdoor billboards throughout the state.  “Our survey results showed that there were several concerns among those with developmental  disabilities and their families,” said Executive Director of the ACDD Darryle Powell. “Many times, the  general population is unaware of the strides the disabled have made in terms of employment,  educational opportunities, and housing.”  Powell continued: “This campaign brings attention to their many achievements in these areas, as well as  how they simply want to be seen and accepted by their fellow Alabamians. They want the same things  as  anyone else, to be active participants in their communities. Through this campaign, we hope to increase  understanding, and for people to get to know and appreciate those with developmental disabilities.”  For more information, contact the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities at 334-242-3973 or  visit https://www.acdd.org/. 

    CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels help determine prevention steps

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html) is a new tool to help communities decide what...

    Cullman Regional starts construction on 30-bed expansion

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Construction has begun on a 4-story vertical tower expansion at Cullman Regional in Cullman, Alabama. The tower expansion is part of...

    CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels help determine prevention steps

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html) is a new tool to help communities decide what...

    CDC revises optimal interval for some individuals to receive second COVID-19...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - After a thorough evaluation of the latest safety and effectiveness data and evidence from hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccines safely...

    Cullman Regional adds new MRI and CT technology

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional will be able to offer patients and physicians better imaging technology with the recent addition of a 128-slice GE...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Feb. 17

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Feb. 17, Cullman Regional Medical Center released the following COVID update: Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level...

    Alabama adds newborn screening tests to help identify conditions not typically...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is excited to announce the approval of four new conditions to the Alabama newborn...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Feb. 9

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Feb. 9, Cullman Regional Medical Center released the following COVID update: Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Feb. 2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Feb. 2, Cullman Regional Medical Center released the following COVID update: Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Jan. 26

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Jan. 26, Cullman Regional Medical Center released the following COVID update: Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level...

    Rep. Robert Aderholt visits Cullman Regional on Tuesday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional was honored to have Rep. Robert Aderholt visit its main campus on Tuesday. The congressman took time to visit...

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

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Jan. 19, Cullman Regional Medical Center released the following COVID update: Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level...

    Pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations are at record high in Alabama, immediate measures...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Hospitalizations of children in Alabama due to COVID-19 are at a record high, and immediate measures should be taken to reduce...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Jan. 12

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Jan. 12, Cullman Regional Medical Center released the following COVID update: Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level...

    COVID-19 boosters now authorized for ages 12-15, dosing interval lowered, additional...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has notified Alabama healthcare providers that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

    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...

    Cullman County Schools present their updated Covid-19 guidelines for 2022

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Positive diagnosis of student or staff: Per ADPH guidelines, positives must stay home for five days (previously 10) following 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...

    Cullman Regional welcomes Family Care Physician April Frater, MD, to medical...

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    Cullman, Ala. — Cullman Regional welcomes board-certified Family Care Physician April Frater, MD, to the Cullman Regional Medical Group. Dr. Frater completed her medical...

    COVID in Alabama: precautions, information to help stay up to date...

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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.”...

    Cullman Regional welcomes Family Care Physician John Morgan, MD to medical...

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    Cullman, Ala. — Cullman Regional is pleased to welcome board-certified family care physician John Morgan, MD to the Cullman Regional Medical Group. Dr. Morgan...

    Flu season: it’s not too late to get the shot

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The CDC states the best time to get a flu shot is from October-September, but the virus usually peaks around February,...

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

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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...

    Cullman independent pharmacies unaffected by supply chain disturbances

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - There have been recent reported shortages of some prescription drug medications in North Alabama due to supply chain disturbances. The Food...

    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...

    Imaging Center at Hartselle Health Park opens

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. - Cullman Regional recently announced that the new Imaging Center at Hartselle Health Park is now open, providing the community new and...

    Children 5-11 now eligible for reduced dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years of age in...

    Hanceville company Louisiana Pacific to open employee only clinic

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The second largest employer in Hanceville, materials manufacturer Louisiana Pacific, opened a new employee-only health care clinic on Oct. 26. This...

    Governor Ivey issues Executive Order to fight overreaching Covid-19 vaccine mandates

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed Executive Order 724 to fight the overreaching covid-19 vaccine mandates from the federal government. In...

    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...

    Wallace State hosting flu shot clinics Oct. 19-21

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College will host flu shot clinics Oct. 19 - 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day...

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

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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...

    Cullman City Schools Oct. 5 COVID-19 case update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Schools system has a total of 13 students currently absent due to reported positive cases of COVID-19 as...

    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....

    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...

    Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters authorized for more eligible persons

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster dose is now authorized for...

    Cullman Regional welcomes Endocrinologist, Lakshmi Kannan, MD, to Medical Group

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    Cullman, Ala. — Cullman Regional welcomes Endocrinologist and Obesity Medicine Specialist, Lakshmi Kannan, MD, to the Cullman Regional Medical Group. Dr. Kannan completed her...

    Cullman Regional earns national recognition for efforts to improve stroke and...

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    Cullman, Ala. — Cullman Regional has received two American Heart Association Achievement Awards, one of which has been awarded to the hospital for three...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Sept. 22

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    Cullman County is in the High-Risk category for overall level of community transmission. Cullman Regional Current Situation ·         43 COVID positive patients, seven of whom are...

    Pregnant women and other eligible Alabamians ages 12 and older are...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As dozens of pregnant women and pediatric patients with COVID-19 in Alabama are hospitalized each day, the Alabama Department of Public...

    Cullman native Maud Parker shares her secrets to a long, healthy...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Maud Nelyne Manning Medlock Parker celebrated her 103rd birthday on Wednesday, September 15. She had many wonderful memories to share with...

    CORONAVIRUS-19 (COVID-19) FLASH released Sept. 15

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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...

    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...

    Cullman City Schools Sept. 14 COVID-19 case update

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Schools system has a total of 22 students currently absent due to reported positive cases of COVID-19 as...

    Monoclonal antibody products are available for some high-risk COVID-19 patients and...

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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...

    Laura Crandall Brown Foundation announces 9th Annual ‘A State of Teal’...

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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...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall warns healthcare providers to cease unlawful use...

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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...