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Medical Breakthroughs: Blood clots & COVID + Detecting Alzheimer’s young + Dementia related to your gums

Women who are pregnant or taking estrogen with birth control or hormone replacement therapy may have a higher risk of blood clots from Coronavirus, according to a new article in the journal ‘Endocrinology.’ COVID-19 can result in blood clots forming in healthy people…and estrogen can increase the risk of clots. Researchers say more study is needed. Alzheimer’s disease risk factors…

Medical Breakthroughs: Mental health amid COVID-19 + New detection for Alzheimer’s Disease

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on mental health. Researchers in Australia found higher psychological distress during the peak of that country’s outbreak – including acute depression, anxiety and stress. About half of the study’s participants reported moderate to extreme loneliness. A simple blood test may be capable of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease years before the first symptoms appear. Researchers…

Alabama News Network Adds New TV Channel

Alabama News Network is adding a new TV channel to its lineup. The channel is called “getTV.” You can see this channel over the air by using an antenna and tuning to 8.7. getTV features many classic TV shows such as “Good Times”, “All in the Family”, “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “The Steve Harvey Show.”   If you like watching MeTV…

Millbrook Teen Charged in July 11th Murder

MILLBROOK, Al. – On Saturday morning, July 25, 19 year-old Thomas Killingsworth of Millbrook was taken into custody in Montgomery by the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force. This was in regard to a felony warrant obtained by the Millbrook Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit with regard to the murder of Kendrick T. Williams, a 25 year-old Millbrook resident….

Three Shot Saturday Afternoon on Eastern Boulevard

MONTGOMERY, Al. — On Saturday, July 25 at about 12:15 pm, Montgomery Police Department and Fire Medics responded to the 1100 block of Eastern Boulevard in reference to subjects shot. Upon arrival, three adult male victims were found with gunshot wounds. All three victims sustained non-life threatening injuries. All victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment. There is…

Medical Breakthroughs: Mothers with Coronavirus + Detecting adrenal cancer

Mothers who have Coronavirus are unlikely to pass along the infection to their newborns even after two weeks of breastfeeding. That’s according to a small study of 120 babies. Researchers in New York found no cases of transmission if the mothers took the recommended precautions such as wearing face coverings. A new study finds a simple urine test combined with…

Vigil Honoring Congressman John Lewis Sunday in Montgomery

Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed will host a vigil to honor the life and legacy of American icon and civil rights hero, Congressman John Lewis, on Sunday, July 26 at 7 p.m. It will take place at Bicentennial Park, located at the corner of S. Bainbridge Street and Dexter Avenue. Mayor Reed and community leaders ask the public to join…

Medical Breakthroughs: Benefits of raising the age to buy guns + Benefits of high plant protein

Raising the legal age for handgun sales could prevent hundreds of teen suicides in the U.S. That’s according to researchers at Boston University School of Public Health. They found states with a minimum purchase age of 21 were associated with an 18% reduction in adolescent suicides ages 18 to 20. A study in the ‘British Medical Journal’ finds that diets…

Tallassee City Schools Reopening Plans

Tallassee City Schools is giving parents two learning options upon returning to school in a soft opening Wednesday, August 19, 2020: virtual or face-to-face/blended learning. Tallassee City Schools Superintendent Dr. Brock Nolan says 80% of parents in the city are comfortable with in-person instruction: “August the 19th ‘A’ group will start in our schools, and ‘B’ group will be at…

Medical Breakthroughs: Measures to prevent COVID-19 + COVID & mental health + Hormone disruptive chemicals

Washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing combined can help lessen and delay the spread of COVID-19. Researchers in the Netherlands developed a model to predict how the prevention measures would affect Coronavirus cases and found they can decrease and postpone the peak number of cases. With more than 50% success, they say a large epidemic can be avoided. A…