Get Expert Primary Care at the Touch of a Button with TrustCare Prime. Here’s How.

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Dr. Hardin in front of his TrustCare office in Vestavia Hills. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Wish you had 24/7 access to expert advice from an experienced physician? You can now with TrustCare Prime. We spoke with Dr. David Hardin, a physician in Vestavia Hills, to learn more about Direct Primary Care with TrustCare Prime.

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Winn-Dixie, BHM Airport, local pharmacies added to Bham COVID vaccine sites

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Dr. Celeste’s team is providing the utmost care at Birmingham airport’s vaccine site. Photo via Birmingham Airport Authority

This week, Jefferson County is adding two Winn-Dixie locations, the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport and some local pharmacies to the growing list of COVID vaccine administration sites. Keep reading to learn where to get your closest COVID vaccine.

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Behind the scenes of the Children’s of Alabama art collection

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A hospital curated like an art gallery. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

Hospitals are a scary place for everyone—especially children. The art at The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children serves a special purpose to help patients and their families feel more at ease. Keep reading to learn more about the hospital’s artwork and just a few of the touching stories behind it.

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UAB awarded over $325M in research funding in 2020 from the National Institutes of Health

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Just some of the healthcare wonders of UAB. Photo via UAB Medicine’s Facebook

There’s huge news about the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The institution was recently awarded $325M in research funding. Keep reading for the deets.

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Herd immunity: what you need to know from UAB’s Dr. Suzanne Judd

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UAB epidemiologist Dr. Suzanne Judd speaking on herd immunity. Photo via UAB

Have you heard about herd immunity? As the US continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, hope (and vaccines) are on the way. Keep reading to learn the latest from Dr. Suzanne Judd, an epidemiologist at UAB, about herd immunity in the US and Alabama.

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Shots! Your update on all things vaccine in Birmingham

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Kierstin Kennedy, M.D., is UAB’s Chief of Hospital Medicine receiving a vaccine shot. Photo via UAB Medicine’s Facebook

Today we’re talking all things vaccines, the “who,” “where,” and “how.” Keep reading to get the latest on the COVID-19 vaccine in the Birmingham area, and find out what our followers think about getting their shot.

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Hearts at Home gives families at Children’s of Alabama a life-saving resource—hear Lyla’s story

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Lyla Cornutt sits center stage with her older brother and sister and mother Katie Cornutt. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Your child was born six days ago and already requires open-heart surgery—in a few weeks they will need another one. The time between these two surgeries is critical, but the Hearts at Home program from Children’s of Alabama makes this stressful medical journey a little easier.

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Parker High School opens as Birmingham’s newest mass vaccination site

Parker High School employees got vaccinated in preparation for opening as a mass vaccination site. Photo via UAB News

A.H. Parker High School is officially Birmingham’s newest community vaccination site. This is the third mass vaccination site in the city and is open for appointments only. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting development.

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UAB ranked #1 Best Large Employer in America by Forbes

UAB campus. Photo via Bham Now

In a recent article, Forbes named The University of Alabama at Birmingham as one of the best large employers in America. As a matter of fact, UAB ranked as #1 on the list that includes institutions like Yale, Trader Joe’s, Mayo Clinic and more. Keep reading to see what landed them at the top.

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Are health officials now asking us to double mask? A local expert shares her recommendation

It’s all masks all the time at our new office on Morris Avenue. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

At President Joe Biden’s inauguration, we saw a lot of firsts, including a possible up and coming strategy to fight COVID-19—two masks.

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Miles College teams up with local start-up to address equity in COVID-19 research

Miles College is entering first of its kind partnership. Photo via Miles College’s Facebook

Did you know that certain demographics are less likely to get vaccinated due to inequity and biases in the medical sector? Miles College has begun a unique partnership with #NOWINCLUDED, powered by Acclinate, to tackle the issue of equity in COVID-19 vaccinations and clinical research trials. Keep reading to learn more about this important initiative.

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Pose, share, inspire—register to be an organ donor and participate in #ALgivehope

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Find Legacy of Hope’s mural wall in downtown Birmingham, AL. Photo via Legacy of Hope

Keep life beating. Register to become an organ donor and inspire others by participating in Legacy of Hope‘s #ALgivehope campaign. Continue reading to learn how to leave a legacy. 

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Local Birmingham hospitals need to fill 100’s of openings now. Here’s how to apply

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Since COVID-19 cases have continued to rise, so has the need for healthcare workers. For those seeking jobs in fields like nursing and pharmacy techs, find out where you can find work in Birmingham while helping others during the pandemic

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3 nurses share their experience in the PICU at Children’s of Alabama + how to start a career here

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Nurse Morgan Blake tends to a patient in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

How much do you rely on your coworkers at your job? For nurses in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Children’s of Alabama, having a strong relationship with each other is vital. Hear insight from four nurses who share how the mentor/mentee program at Children’s helped them love their job and provide incredible care.

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