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State health officials plan summit on Alabama infant deaths

Health officials are planning a meeting to raise awareness of Alabama’s worsening infant death rate. The Infant Mortality Reduction Summit is scheduled Friday at Auburn...

Lawmakers announce opioid overdose devices for high schools statewide

An auto-injection device that helps reverse an overdose from opioids, like heroin and prescription painkillers, is being offered for free to high schools across the state of...

Kay Ivey wants to see Alabamians become safer drivers

Gov. Kay Ivey wants to see Alabamians become safer drivers. That's why she's awarded a $2.8 million grant to  the University of Alabama and Auburn...

Health Department warns Zika and West Nile virus reported in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is urging state residents to guard themselves against mosquitoes as several cases of Zika and West Nile virus...

ADPH reviews ocular melanoma cases associated with Auburn University

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Friday announced they are working in conjunction with Auburn University to review cases of uveal melanoma among 35...

Pharma Kaleo donates opioid overdose-reversing drugs to Alabama

 A major pharmaceutical company previously criticized for inflating prices donated 1,744 doses of an overdose-reversing drug to Alabama’s volunteer rescue squads to combat the...

Scott Dawson calls for investigation of all Alabama abortion clinics

Gubernatorial candidate Scott Dawson called for the investigation of all Alabama abortion clinic's on Friday; after it was reported that a Montgomery abortion clinic...

Alabama goes teal to raise awareness of sexual violence

According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, every 98 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted....

House approves safety legislation after tragic grease trap drowning

Following the tragic death of a little girl falling into a grease trap last year, the State House on Tuesday evening passed unanimously passed...

Personnel note: Alabama appoints Dr. Scott Harris state health officer

Alabama has appointed Dr. Scott Harris as the state's twelfth state health officer, effective February 21. The position looks over 65 local health departments throughout the...



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