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Birmingham-based ‘Ladies Who Hike’ group: Conquering trails and trials

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For the Birmingham Times In the midst of a “season of singleness,” Brittney Davis would go hiking by herself at Ruffner Mountain...

How Brittney Davis found a hiking group and a peace of...

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For the Birmingham Times Asked how the members of Ladies Who Hike combat the stigmas involving black women and the outdoors—heat, insects,...

Tamikeo Wilson lost weight and gained confidence with help of ‘sister-circle’

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For the Birmingham Times After reaching a weight of more than 300 pounds, Tamikeo Wilson knew it was time for a change. First,...

T. Mills Run Club: Building and benefiting the community

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times On a hot, sunny day amid blue skies and green spaces, the T. Mills Run Club met at Railroad Park...

Jefferson County takes step to exit the healthcare business

Times staff report On Tuesday, a divided Jefferson County Commission committee voted to move forward on a university health care authority to manage medical services...

Ellis: Bad eating more deadly than smoking

By Glenn Ellis Every year 11 million people die around the world just because they had a bad diet. Compare this to the fact that...

Ebonee Lyons: Why telemedicine is growing in popularity

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Ebonee Lyons actually looked forward to doctor’s office visits as a child. “I wanted to play with their tools,” she said....

Ellis: African Americans and Social Determinants of Health

By Glenn Ellis There is no disagreement that African Americans have worse health outcomes across the board than other groups. Researchers, scientists, sociologists, and doctors...
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Area businesses serve growing number of people seeking holistic lifestyles

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Takiya Holmes wants her business—The Bath House—to be known for high-quality care and products, which meant hours of study with...

How Jacquie Fazekas offers healthy living options to Five Points West

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Jacquie Fazekas knows the importance of healthy living from both a personal and a professional standpoint. After 30 years as...

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