4 ways ¡HICA! supports Birmingham now

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¡HICA! serves our community in a variety of ways. Photo courtesy of ¡HICA!

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.

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How 4 innovative Alabama companies are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak

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INFLCR team. Photo courtesy of INFLCR

We’re all feeling the impact of COVID-19. A few Alabama companies—and winners of Alabama Launchpad, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama‘s (EDPA) early-stage seed fund program—are stepping up to help.  Here’s how!

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Birmingham Water Works stops water disconnections amid coronavirus


WASH YOUR HANDS! Photo via the Birmingham Water Works Board on Facebook

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.

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​Run straight into spring at 6 Birmingham races

An opportunity to run with precious pups? Where do I sign up? Photo via Bama Bully Rescue on Facebook

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. 

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An innovative drug trial for brain cancer begins at UAB

William Ho and Dr. Lawrence Lamb of Incysus Therapeutics, Inc. Photo via Incysus’ website.

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.

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CANCELLED: Get healthy with free exercise classes returning to Railroad Park!

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Looking ahead to warm, sunny days in Railroad Park. Photo courtesy of Railroad Park

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

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4 reasons you need to be at 5 Points South’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mar. 14

Please note this event has been postponed until further notice.

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The St. Patrick’s Day parade will be rolling through Five Points South on Saturday, March 14. Photo via 5 Points Bham’s website

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.

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6 ways Birmingham’s child life specialists make the hospital better

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March is Child Life Month! Photo courtesy of Children’s of Alabama

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.

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4 things you need to know about Shelby County’s plan for growth

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Shelby County’s 2020 career readiness volunteers recognized at the chamber’s annual Industry Appreciation Reception. Photo courtesy of The Shelby County Chamber

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.

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Birmingham research is at the forefront of coronavirus treatment

Birmingham’s Southern Research is working on a vaccine for COVID-19. Photo via Southern Research on Facebook

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.

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4 ways Glenwood, Inc. makes a difference in Birmingham

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Residential services at Glenwood, Inc.
Glenwood, Inc. has residential services that provide 24-hour residential care focused on each person’s unique needs. Photo courtesy of Glenwood. Inc.

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.

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