During a press conference today, November 23, 2020, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mary McIntyre shared updates on COVID-19 in Alabama. They discussed rising numbers and safety practices as we move into the holidays, along with a rough timeline for when the first round of vaccines will be administered.
If you’re spending much time online these days, you’re probably seeing a whole flood of information about potential COVID-19 vaccines. Southern Research is helping lead the way from right here in Birmingham, and they’re getting closer every day. Here’s what you need to know.
Did you know Birmingham has some of the most advanced technologies in the world when it comes to lung cancer diagnosis and treatment? November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and we caught up with a local expert to learn more about how he and his team are saving lives, one breath at a time.
Considering the flu vaccine? Due to the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states it is more important to get it this year than ever. Find out everything from who should get it and where to worthwhile incentive programs happening now.
We’ve heard a lot about upcoming vaccines that will help lower your chances of getting the COVID-19 virus. But what if you do contract it? Are there at-home treatment options available? With UAB taking the reins, there appears to be some promise on the horizon—and it comes in the form of an inhalant.
COVID-19 has been having a much greater impact on minorities in Birmingham and across the US. We spoke to Dr. Mona Fouad, founder of the Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) at UAB to find out more. Whether you are a minority or not, if you’re looking for information or want to get tested, call 205-975-CV19 (2819).
One of the key tools to fight COVID-19 and slow its spread is right in your pocket. Developed by UAB experts in partnership with the Alabama Department of Health and available for iPhone and Android devices, the GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App is a simple way you can help fight COVID-19 in Alabama.
It’s pediatric nurses week, and we couldn’t think of a better time to explore nursing careers at Children’s of Alabama. We talked with two nurses—one with 25 years and one with eight at Children’s—to find out more. If you’re a nurse and you’re wondering about your next step, hop over here for nursing and other job listings at Children’s.
October may be the month we see pink everywhere we go, but this local organization is fighting for a cure 365 days a year. Get to know the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama and learn all the ways you can get involved today.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means we’re about to start seeing a lot of pink ribbons around. Chances are, someone in your life has been impacted. In fact, one in eight US women will develop breast cancer. We caught up with one Birmingham woman who is currently fighting her own battle, and you won’t want to miss her story.
You don’t hear a ton of scary stories involving AFib. For good reason—it’s quite common, and these days, it’s treatable. That is, if you know how to identify it. We caught up with a Birmingham specialist to get his best health tips for the heart. Check it out!
Everyone knows someone who’s suffered from one type of cancer or another. It’s one cause that’s personal for a whole bunch of us—including these Birmingham nonprofits. They’re fighting the fight right here in Alabama, and you can be a part of it.