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Ellis: Confirmed cases of measles on the rise

By Glenn Ellis Measles, a virus declared “eliminated” from the United States in 2000, actually saw 349 confirmed cases in 26 states and Washington, D.C....

Drew: Cooking safety tips for older adults

By Samuetta Hill Drew February 3rd through the 9th is National Burn Safety Week. It’s a week many fire related organizations will offer various seminars,...

Ellis: Liver cancer, alcohol and what you should know

By Glenn Ellis Primary liver cancer is a form of cancer that begins in the liver and is linked with excessive alcohol consumption. Liver cancer...

Desperate For Coverage: Are Short-Term Plans Better Than None At All?

By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News When one of Cindy Holtzman’s clients told the Woodstock, Ga., broker he was considering dropping his Affordable Care Act plan...

Glenn Ellis: Beware of some unnecessary tests during doctors visits.

By Glenn Ellis It’s common knowledge in medicine: Doctors routinely order tests on hospital patients that are unnecessary and wasteful. Some experts estimate that at least...

Understanding Cholesterol

By Glenn Ellis Statins are one of the bestselling pharmaceuticals of all time. If you're not on medicine to lower your cholesterol yet, you might be...

Obamacare isn’t dead yet. Here’s what to expect.

By Glenn Ellis Make no mistake, Obamacare, called the Affordable Care Act, is still the law of the land. The Affordable Care Act (also known as...

The VA in Birmingham serves more than 65,000 veterans from 24...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times Ervin Swain sat on a blue bench outside the fourth-floor elevator in the parking deck of the Birmingham...

Women veterans: one of the fastest growing client groups in the...

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times Frances Phelps remembers returning home to Alabama from Virginia in 1977 and having to drive to Murfreesboro, Tenn., for...

Geneva Robinson fights for veterans, just like they’ve fought for her

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times As Geneva Robinson sees it, veterans have gone to war for her, and she’s willing to go to...

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