Photo from U.S. National Library of Medicine

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can affect people of all ages but can be deadly for babies less than a year old. more


A total of 25 positive tests have been reported in 16 Alabama counties. more


Samford safety drill

Caroline Summers, Samford University

Samford's College of Health Sciences has moved its annual disaster simulation training exercises from campus to the church's gym and recreation center at 1114 Oxmoor Road. more


Slow You Roll

Photo by Frank Couch.

The rides, which begin at Patriot Park, offer great health benefits, according to organizer Shawn Fitzwater, who says participants can “get off the couch, get outdoors and get great exercise.” more

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SCES grant

Photo by Erica Techo.

The grant was presented to the school on Sept. 3. It is part of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Be Healthy School grant program to address childhood obesity. more

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Shades Cahaba received a $9,350 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. The grant money will go toward promoting healthy and active lifestyles at the school. more

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Brandi Lewis 2014

Photo courtesy of Brandi Lewis.

A bone marrow drive will be held at Homewood Community Center on Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more


Sprout & Pour Juices

Photo courtesy of Amanda Blake Turner.

Sprout & Pour will feature a juice bar and other related services from its new location at 927 Oxmoor Road across from Homewood Antiques and Marketplace. Owners said they plan to open the retail business in July or August. more


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