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Country Music Star Charlie Daniels Dead at 83

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Country music firebrand and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday at a hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee, after doctors said he had a stroke. He had suffered what was described as…

Studying Strokes in The Stroke Belt, which includes Alabama

UAB receives $20-Million Grant

UAB reports the study will try to determine why African-Americans in Alabama have a significantly higher stroke risk than white Alabama residents. They write: The REGARDS (REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke) study will be funded through 2023 by a $20.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). It has received…

Many Join The Fight Against Heart Disease On National Wear Red Day

If you’ve noticed a lot of people wearing red today, its for a good reason. They’re doing their part on this National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for heart disease and stroke. National Wear Red day first came about to bring national attention to the fact that heart disease is the number 1 killer in women. State Health Officer,…

Jackson Hospital to Host Stroke Seminar for American Stroke Month

In recognition of American Stroke Month, Richard Salazar, MD, Neurologist with The Jackson Clinic, will present a stroke seminar on Tuesday, May 24, on the Jackson Hospital campus, 1725 Pine Street. The event will take place on the 11th floor of the Goode Building. Along with learning more about your risk factors for stroke, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in cholesterol,…

Hope Heals in Montgomery

Not many people could face a life like Katherine and Jay Wolf’s with such a positive outlook. Katherine suffered a major stroke in April 2008, one doctors did not think she would survive. Eight years later, Katherine and her family are thriving thanks to the prayers and support of their church families, and their love. “I have no fine motor coordination, and a slew…