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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Appoints New President

Special to The Times Tim Vines has been named president and chief operating officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. After a transition period...

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...

Routine checkup and knowing her family’s history with breast cancer may...

By Zarinah Shahid Alabama NewsCenter With October wrapping up – the month recognized as breast cancer awareness month – it serves as a reminder for many...

Addiction program focuses on caring for pregnant women with substance use...

By Alicia Rohan UAB News The University of Alabama at Birmingham Women and Infants Services has established the UAB Comprehensive Program for Addiction in Pregnancy with...

Knowing how your body handles drugs can greatly impact your health

By Glenn Ellis According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than half of all insured Americans are taking prescription medicines regularly for chronic...

It’s time to sign up for the Affordable Care Act: What...

By Stephanie Stapleton and Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News The open enrollment season for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began last week. And a...

Care Center Promotes Independence and Dignity for Those with Alzheimer’s

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Each week, more than a dozen seniors arrange chairs to form a drum circle at the McCoy Adult Day Care...

In the Struggle with Alzheimer’s, Caring for the Caregivers is a...

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Shemeco Swain plans to visit Alaska next year. She went to Miami this year. She traveled to Canada last year....

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