UAB helping prescribe local parks for patients

Prescribing a healthy living prescription is becoming more common than you think. From eating healthier to opportunities for getting active, studies have shown that these combative measures will protect you from obesity, as well as some chronic diseases such as stroke and diabetes. That is why the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center has partnered with Birmingham REACH for Better Health and successfully  introduced a Parks Prescription program right here in our city.

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Enjoy the Fall Festival hosted by Alabama Farmer’s Market

What means the beginning of fall more than a Festival? Maybe a Farmer’s Market? This Saturday, September 24th, Alabama Farmer’s Market will be the place to be.

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UAB Greek Life battles hazing stereotypes

This week is National Hazing Prevention Week and UAB’s Panhellenic Council, the umbrella organization over the women’s fraternities and sororities, is taking a stand. With 3 in 5, college students subjected to hazing each year, UAB Greek Council is taking the initiative to end the violence.

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UAB welcomed a record breaking 19,000 students this fall

From the new kid on the block to a prestigious, highly ranked University, UAB has taken #ChooseUAB to the next level. The University of Alabama at Birmingham has come a long way. Each year, the Blazer community asserts their immense educational accomplishments. With new facilities and new programs, they continue to grow to attract the best of the best.

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Tuesday is for Tapas and Tequila

Just because it’s Tuesday doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Join Cantina Tortilla Grill, tonight from 5pm – 9pm, while they celebrate their Fall Fiesta. With new menu items and a new seasonal margarita, you won’t want to miss out.

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157 Miles to free Healthcare for those in need

Meet Kathleen Hamrick. Entrepreneur. Humanitarian. Ultramarathoner.

 Photo credit: James Accomb assisted by Andi Rice for Birmingham Magazine,
Photo credit: James Accomb assisted by Andi Rice for Birmingham Magazine,

Knowing that 13% of our Birmingham community is uninsured and underserved, Hamrick decided to take a stand. She is going to make a difference. This October, she will be running a 157-mile self-supported ultramarathon in the Amazonian Rainforest of Brazil, one of the world’s top ten most difficult races.

 Photo credit: James Accomb assisted by Andi Rice for Birmingham Magazine,
Photo credit: James Accomb assisted by Andi Rice for Birmingham Magazine,

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Find your fave Trivia Night in Bham

Eat. Drink. Think. Birmingham Pubs, Bars, and Restaurants are hosting regular nights to test your Trivia knowledge. Find your inner Einstein or Dwight Shroot with these fave Trivia Night locations.

  1. Blackwell’s Pub and Eatery

Every Monday at 7:30pm, this hip pub hosts Live Team Trivia. Topics vary but the fun never stops. With great food and a light, competitive atmosphere, you won’t want to miss out on this game.

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Don’t Miss Trucks by the Tracks

Some say the best food comes out of a truck. Now’s your chance to prove them right! This Sunday, September 18th, Trucks by the Tracks will be returning to Birmingham. From 11am – 5pm, make your way to Railroad Park and enjoy your favorite food trucks.

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This UAB Football Video will ignite your Blazer Pride

UAB Football will be returning this time next year. Not only are students, faculty, and staff rallying behind their return but so is the entire Birmingham community.  This video highlights the immense pride and spirit our city has for this team. Thanks, UAB Football for reminding Birmingham what it’ll be like to have their team back.

Right in the feels. #GoBlazers

Looking to join the Bham Kickball Craze: Fall Registration Closes Today

I’m sure you have seen them. The groups of kickball teams sporting their matching shirts and socializing all across Birmingham. I bet you thought, “I wanna do that!” Well, GoKickball is the place for you. This premier kickball organization hosts kickball seasons in our city during the Fall, Spring, and Summer.

If you are looking for a great way to meet other Birmingham folks, get together and have a good time, this sport is for you. They offer different levels of competitiveness, so whether you are a novice or a kickball king, you’ll find the perfect team. With awesome, local sponsors, such as Innisfree Irish Pub and Moe’s Original, you’ll get select discounts during your season too!

Registration for Fall closes today but don’t worry Spring isn’t too far away.

Check out their website for more details.