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Shoals area teen mom: “Life is not what movies make it out to be,”

In today’s society, teenagers are having sex more frequently, at younger ages. Does it in fact, help the problem that kids are watching puberty videos in school, or does that promote sex? Shouldn’t parents have “the talk,” with their children at home, where it is more secure? Why are teachers passing out condoms in […]

Pilgrim’s Pride Chicken Recall

 

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2016 – Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 4,568,080 pounds of fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, including plastic, wood, rubber, and metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

 

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Measles in Memphis

Memphis health officials have confirmed an outbreak of 6 cases of measles. […]

Oral Diflucan may cause miscarriage

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an alert and is evaluating the results of a Danish study that concludes there is a possible increased risk of miscarriage with the use of oral fluconazole (Diflucan) for yeast infections.

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President Addresses National Opioid Abuse Epidemic

 

Today the President joins individuals in recovery, family members, medical professionals, law enforcement officials and other leaders at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. The annual summit is organized by Operation UNITE, which was launched by Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY). As part of today’s event, the President is […]

One nurse and 2,000 patients, a story of medical transport

UAB nurse John Doriety reaches a major milestone: 2,000 patients transported by UAB’s Critical Care Transport service.

BIRMINGHAM-The plane rolled to a stop on the tarmac in the middle of the night, the warm, salt smell of the Caribbean wafting from the nearby beach. John Doriety opened the hatch of the Cessna Citation Bravo […]

Dekalb county LPN arrested for theft of controlled substances

BOAZ – Attorney General Luther Strange announced the arrest of a former employee of a Boaz area nursing facility for theft of narcotics. Cheryl Hamm, 39, of Rainsville, surrendered at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and was released on $1,500.00 bond.

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MEDICAL NEWS: UAB among first to offer women innovative solution to loss of bowel control

BIRMINGHAM — More than 20 million women in the United States suffer from loss of bowel control, sometimes called accidental bowel leakage or fecal incontinence, and Alabama resident Rhonda Green was one of them. Green’s life was put on hold as she suffered from loss of bowel control for more than nine […]

When Do You Need an Antibiotic?

 

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Drug overdose deaths hit record numbers in 2014

Over 47,000 deaths last year, mostly due to opioid pain relievers and heroin

From 2000 to 2014 nearly half a million Americans died from drug overdoses. Opioid overdose deaths, including both opioid pain relievers and heroin, hit record levels in 2014, with an alarming 14 percent increase in just one year, according to new […]