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Tackling Mental Health Stigmas in the Black Community

By Mallorie Turner For The Birmingham Times African Americans are 20 percent more likely to suffer from mental illnesses than the general population, according to federal...

Study Examines How to Reduce Dementia, Alzheimer’s Risk in African Americans

Holly Gainer UAB News Research shows African Americans are more than twice as likely than other populations to be diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Despite...

Drew: The Difference Between Heatstroke and Heat Exhaustion

By Samuetta Hill Drew During the heat of the August sun it is important to know and understand the differences between heat exhaustion and a...

Ellis: The ‘Other’ Gun Issue in America

By Glenn Ellis “19 shootings, 28 victims, five dead as Philly weekend violence escalates; six shot, including four teens, at graduation party in Southwest Philly;...

ARMS Opening First Stand-Alone Pediatric Clinic in North Birmingham Aug.10

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Alabama Regional Medical Services (ARMS) believes in welcoming residents with open arms and that’s what will happen at the medical...

Kingston Teaching Farm Renamed in Memory of Richard “Dick” Pigford

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times  Following a moving ceremony in Kingston attended by family, friends and members from some of the city’s leading organizations, the...

Drew: Beating the Summer Heat While Pregnant-Part II

By Samuetta Hill Drew Pregnancy and extreme heat equal uncomfortable conditions for pregnant women. Last week’s article reviewed some cooling tips to help pregnant women...

Ellis: Asthma and back to school

By Glenn Ellis As the days wind down for summer many parents and kids are preparing for another school year with the challenges of asthma. Asthma...

Lunch & Learn For Breast Cancer Survivors And Their Loved Ones 

Forgeon.org  Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center (Forge) and the UAB Integrative Medicine Clinic recently partnered to host a free Lunch & Learn to discuss the...

Drew: Beating the Summer Heat While Pregnant

By Samuetta Hill Drew Beating the scorching summer heat is something we all strive to achieve. In our region of the country where August is...

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