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The Shoppes at Eastchase Farmers Market Returns May 9

The Shoppes at EastChase Farmers Market returns Saturday, May 9. The Farmers Market and vendors are taking extra precautions to follow all CDC and State Farmers Market Authority guidelines.¬† Vendors will be spread out so that everyone can practice social distancing. For the time being, dogs will not be allowed. This is the 16th year for the Shoppes at EastChase…

CDC: Events with 50 People or More Should Be Canceled for Eight Weeks

The Centers for Disease Control has issued a recommendation that is designed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Here is the statement from the CDC: Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: New e-cig ban + Differing resting heart rates + CDC sends out Coronavirus tests

A partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes takes effect today. It outlaws the sale of fruit, dessert and mint-flavored pods popular with teenagers. It’s part of the Trump Administration’s effort to reduce youth vaping….which health officials say has reached epidemic levels. Plus, a new study in the journal “Plahs One” found that normal resting heart rates vary widely from person to…

2020 Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg Visits Capital City

2020 presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg made a campaign stop Monday, joining Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and healthcare professionals to discuss maternal mortality rates. A 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control says 41 women in the Alabama died from pregnancy or child birth complications in 2017. Medical experts in Alabama and lawmakers in other states say they want changes…

Opiods, Meth, Other Drugs Ravage Northern Alabama County

JASPER, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say opiods, meth and other drugs are ravaging Walker County in northern Alabama. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that at least 254 people died from drug overdoses in Walker County between 2008 and 2017. Al.com reports that this equates to about 38 deaths per 100,000 residents each year – the highest rate…

ADPH Doctor Explains Conflicting Measles Test Results

Just days after state officials alerted Alabama residents of a suspected case of the measles, the Alabama Department of Public Health says the test came back negative after the CDC performed its own testing. So why was it announced that a St. Clair County infant did in fact have a confirmed case of the measles? We spoke with Dr. Karen…

Alabama Surrounded by Cases in E-Coli Outbreak

No cases in Alabama

All of the states that surround Alabama have had e-coli cases reported from an outbreak apparently caused by infected chopped beef. The CDC is tracking the reported cases:   From the CDC:   A total of 177 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from 10 states. Twenty-one people have been hospitalized. No cases…

On Your Side Consumer Alert: CDC Says Don’t Eat Romaine Lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says U.S. consumers should not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants should not serve or sell any until more is known about an E. coli outbreak. So far, the E. coli outbreak that has sickened 32 people in 11 states. The Food and Drug Administration says it’s working with officials in…

Romain Lettuce E-Coli Cases Surround Alabama, but Not a Single Case in State.

CDC map shows all of the adjoining states have reported cases of illness.

  This CDC map shows reports of illness in each of the states surrounding Alabama…but not a single case in the state. Five new cases were reported by the CDC on Friday. 5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Four more deaths have been linked to a national…

44 Suspected Flu Deaths in Alabama

State Health Officials Investigating

The Alabama Department of public health says it is investigating 44 deaths as potentially caused by flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention¬†(CDC) has lots of information about the flu and keeping your family safe. HERE is their page. The Alabama Department of Public Health also has a flu information page, and you’ll find it HERE.      …