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Stress Management Health event July 13 at the Downtown Public Library

By Crystal Mullen-Johnson  Stress dominates our lives if we don’t develop healthy coping mechanisms. Stress can have a detrimental impact on our mental and physical...

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...

Meet Tiffany Alexander, 27, administrator of a pediatrics urgent care facility...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Spending long periods of time in a hospital with her mother, who had been diagnosed with cancer, gave Tiffany Alexander...

Obamacare Shopping Is Trickier Than Ever. Here’s A Cheat Sheet

By Jay Hancock Kaiser Health News  Health care is complicated. Shopping for an individual health plan just got even more so, with President Donald Trump’s decision...

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...

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