7 Water safety tips from Children’s Hospital educator Debbie Coshatt

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With the temperature on the rise, what better way to cool off than on the water? However, parents must be on the lookout, especially since drowning is the second leading cause of death among children. Children’s Hospital wants you to stay safe and enjoy the summer! So, check out this interview about water safety with Debbie Coshatt, RN, and nurse educator in Patient Health and Safety at Children’s Hospital.

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GBHS park masterplan with CEO Allison Black Cornelius

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On June 13, 2017, the Birmingham City Council voted to approve the Greater Birmingham Humane Society’s plan for a 27-acre park. The property is located in Titusville, west of I-65 and adjacent to Memorial Park and the Golden Flake plant. Allison Black Cornelius, CEO of the GBHS, plans to utilize this property as a source of economic growth in the city of Birmingham.

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Best places to get a healthy smoothie in Birmingham

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When you’re on the go, there’s nothing better than a fresh smoothie to get you through the day. Sometimes it can be hard to find a smoothie that isn’t full of sugar. However, here’s three Birmingham smoothie joints that offer delicious and healthy options.

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Cat trapping to solve overpopulation in Birmingham

Alongside the Alabama Spay/Neuter Clinic, Kathy Stiles Freeland spends her time cat trapping.

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Cat trapping involves trapping all the cats in a colony, getting them spayed and neutered, adopting out the kittens and friendly cats, then returning the feral adult cats back to their territory and providing them with food and shelter. That is, Trap-Neuter-Release.

Bham Now interviewed Kathy Stiles Freeland about her work in cat trapping.

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A parent’s guide to safety: falling, biking, and communication

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With school out for the summer, kids spend more time at home without a parent’s watchful eye. Whether parents hire a babysitter or leave their children with an older sibling, accidents are much more prone to happen. Debbie Coshatt of Children’s Patient Health and Safety area offered some great tips on home safety.

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Black Warrior Riverkeeper celebrating 15 years aboard the Bama Belle

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All aboard the Bama Belle to celebrate 15 years of riverkeeping! photo via Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper

Black Warrior Riverkeeper is a part of the worldwide Waterkeeper Alliance, which supports over 300 Waterkeeper organizations that protect the waterways in their communities. Black Warrior Riverkeeper protects and restores the Black Warrior River and its tributaries. Home to over one million residents, the Black Warrior River watershed includes parts of seventeen counties in Alabama.

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