Physical Health

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The Struggle is Real

March 25, 2021

Every Family Deserves Hope I have been serving in the substance abuse recovery ministry for the past thirteen years and one thing that I have never heard from anyone is, “I always wanted to grow up to be an addict.” Experts estimate that in Alabama there are more than 300,000 individuals suffering from opioid addiction …

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Run2Rebuild: Running the Race to Restoration

March 25, 2021

Mission Makers Run2Rebuild is a community volunteer group comprised of 20 plus men that aims to build a support network for clients at the Jimmie Hale Mission’s men’s center through motivation, physical fitness education, and goal-setting practices. The group was started by James Harris, Garrett Rogers, Jess Westerhouse and Jordan Carr while looking for ways …

What to Expect at Your First Gynecologist Visit

March 7, 2021

Healthy Living presented by: Henderson & Walton Women’s Center, P.C.  To those of you who have not made a trip to a gynecologist, the very thought of it probably makes you feel uncomfortable. Most of us are not even comfortable with looking at our own bodies, so baring it all in front of a physician …

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Meet Nora & Steven: The Pediatric & Congential Heart Center of Alabama

February 5, 2021

Healthy Living Heart disease doesn’t affect just adults. For children in need of specialized cardiovascular care, families can turn to experts at the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center of Alabama(PCHCA) at Children’s of Alabama, one of the largest pediatric cardiovascular programs in the Southeast. Here are the stories of two Jefferson County children impacted by Congenital Heart Disease and helped by Birmingham’s PCHCA. …

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How to Pick Supplements that are Safe, Effective & Right for You

February 4, 2021

Healthy Living Are you one of the 70% of adults in the United States who take a nutritional supplement? More than likely you or someone you know is currently taking a vitamin or other daily supplement. As you have probably noticed, there are endless brands and options when it comes to choosing a supplement and …

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Flu or COVID-19: When to Seek Treatment for Your Child

December 28, 2020

Healthy Living Is it flu or COVID-19? That’s a question many parents and caregivers may be asking when a child shows signs of illness. Symptoms such as fever, muscle aches and a cough are similar in both viral illnesses, so a phone call to the child’s pediatrician or primary care provider will help determine next …

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1 in 26: Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama

December 28, 2020

Healthy Living Did you know that 1 in every 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime? While that number is staggering, Garland Stansell, Chief Communications Officer at Children’s of Alabama and Advisory Board Chair of the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama (EFA) says there is hope for people with epilepsy. Stansell saw firsthand the impact …

Give the Gift of Mobility & Accessibility

November 24, 2020

Home for the Holidays As you think of those on your Christmas gift list, consider the gift of mobility and accessibility. Regaining vertical mobility has never been easier in this day and age, and with a stairlift installed in the home, you or a loved one can be on the fast track to independence. A …

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Fun for the Whole Family: Hammies in Hoover

October 28, 2020

The Great Outdoors Brought to you by: Community Partner, 205-879-1988. Looking for a way for the family to enjoy time together outdoors? Check out Hammies in Hoover! The event is a part of The Hammies Trail Run Series which offers Birmingham area families the opportunity to enjoy trail riding close to home. “This event …

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Preventing Child Injuries

October 28, 2020

Healthy Living Children are naturally curious and can often be injured by falling, touching a hot stove, etc., but there are steps parents and guardians can take to prevent these injuries. Dr. Kathy Monroe, medical director of the Children’s of Alabama Emergency Department and a professor of pediatrics at UAB, shares that injuries are the …

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