Although we’re in the middle of a pandemic, the team at the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!) in Birmingham is working hard to make sure families have access to the resources they need. We spoke with ¡HICA!’s executive director, Isabel Rubio, to find out more about their work.
How are you doing, Birmingham? We know COVID-19 is taking a toll on everyone, so we asked a pediatric psychologist at Children’s of Alabama for tips to cope with our new reality during these uncertain times.
The coronavirus is continuing to have effects across the world, including right here in Birmingham. Though we don’t have a confirmed case in Alabama (as of March 12, 2020), Birmingham Water Works announced plans to help prevent the spread of the illness.
Okay, Birmingham—we’ve got an extra hour of daylight, and we’ve seen the sun a couple of times in the last week. You know what that means—it’s time to get outside and run! Here’s a guide to some opportunities coming up.
As residents of Birmingham, we know that our city boasts an amazing medical community that is changing lives every day. Most recently, it was announced that a drug trial is being conducted at UAB to treat a devastating form of cancer, glioblastoma. Learn more about it.
CANCELLED FOR NOW. Spring is almost here, which means it’s time for one of our favorite activities downtown—free exercise classes at Railroad Park! Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Get Healthy on the Railroad classes from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.
Please note this event has been postponed until further notice.
It’s almost time to find something green to wear and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Birmingham. And there’s no better place to go than Five Points South—you don’t want to miss the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 14 this year. Here’s why.
A stay in the hospital can be stressful whether you’re a patient or family member. Did you know there’s an entire profession dedicated to making time at the hospital easier for children and their families? We spoke with three child life specialists at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham to find out more.
Just south of Birmingham is Alabama’s fastest-growing county (according to the last census). Odds are, many of you reading this live, work or at least spend time in Shelby County. The county chamber is currently in the middle of an ambitious five-year plan. Here are four things you need to know.
Birmingham’s medical community continues to impress—the response to the coronavirus is just one recent example. Both the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Southern Research are working to combat the deadly virus—here’s how, and what you need to know to protect yourself from COVID-19.
Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 59 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and up to 20 percent of school children will be diagnosed with mental health disorders? Those stats suggest it’s likely we all know someone affected by ASD or a behavioral or emotional disorder.