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ADPH Warns Peak Flu Season Is Just Around the Corner

Flu season is in full swing, and experts are warning that now is the time to take precautions so that you don’t catch the illness. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, this year’s flu season had its earliest start in 10 years- since the 2009 H1N1 outbreak. “We’re seeing it everywhere in the state,” Epidemiologist Supervisor Amanda Ingram…

Campaign Launch Aimed At Helping Those with Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues can affect almost anyone, especially around the holidays. “The holidays are sometimes a time of reflection when you miss people. Sometimes, others are gone in your life, and you sometimes feel a little longing for that,” Malissa Valdes-Hubert of the Alabama Department of Mental Health said. A new partnership between the Alabama departments of Mental Health and…

Heart Walk Will Raise Awareness for Cardiovascular Diseases, Healthier Lifestyle

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Alabama. For people like Pike County resident Judy Tillery, raising awareness for heart disease hits a little closer to home. “I’ve had one brother pass away by the age of 55 from heart attack,” Tillery says. “Two of my brothers and my…

Health Department Statement about Hepatitis “A” case at Panera Bread in Montgomery

Carter Hil Road location.

Here is the complete statement from the Alabama Department of Public Health: Hepatitis A virus identified in a food handler in Montgomery The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in cooperation with Panera Bread in Montgomery, is investigating a food handler who is infected with hepatitis A virus. As a preventative measure, ADPH is suggesting customers who consumed food, whether…

Suspected Cancer Cluster at Auburn University

State Health Department says it was not a cluster after all

  Alabama Department of Public Health News Release: The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), working in conjunction with Auburn University, has conducted a review of cases of uveal melanoma among former Auburn students and employees. Based on the best available information, the study did not identify a cancer cluster among Auburn students and employees from 1980 through 2017. Uveal…

Experts Warn Public After Recent Alabama Fox Attacks

According to a statement released by Alabama Department of Public Health, two people have been attacked by foxes believed to be carrying rabies in Baldwin County within the last week. One of those cases occurred on July 6th, when a fox attacked a young teen and her dog, before running off. The second incident happened the day after, when a…

County Health Departments Offering Free Flu Vaccinations

As flu continues to spread across the state, Alabama Department of Public Health steps up to help communities battle the flu bug

1/1IMG_0592 Show Caption Hide Caption The flu continues to spread at a high rate across Alabama, and medical experts say the best prevention is still the flu shot. Nurse practitioner Pamela Ingram is seeing her fair share of flu patients. “More and more cases everyday,” Ingram said. She says influenza cases are being diagnosed daily at Greenville’s Stabler Clinic. “A…

Alabama Department of Public Health Building New Facilities in Prattville

$30 million project bringing laboratory, training center to Legends Park

1/2Untitled Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Untitled2 Show Caption Hide Caption The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is bringing a multi-million dollar investment to the City of Prattville. Acting State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says the department is building two new facilities at Legends Park.  One, a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory, the other, a training center. In all, it will…

Infant Mortality High in Alabama Despite Improvement

New statistics show Alabama’s infant death rate remains high despite improvement. State health officials say the rate of 8.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015 reflects an improvement from the year before. But the state rate is still well above the U.S. average of 5.4 deaths. The statistics also show black babies are far more likely to die young…