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February is American Heart Month: Working together to prevent heart disease in 2019

By Liliya Slutsker, M.D. Special to The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The month of February is American Heart Month and a time for us, as a community, to stay aware of the disease and steps to take for prevention. Although it remains the leading killer in both men and women, according to the American Heart Association, the ...

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New you: Top resolutions for heart health

February is National Heart Month and a great time to consider making changes specific to your heart health. Know your risk factors: Understanding what your risk factors are that would contribute to heart disease is a first step to beginning a heart-healthy lifestyle. There are certain factors that you can’t change: Age, Gender, Heredity & Race/Ethnicity. Then, there are factors that you can change: chol ...

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Sulphur Springs Baptist Church to host health screenings in January

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Residents living in and around the Trussville area will have an opportunity to learn about risks for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable health screenings at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church on Jan. 9. Health screenings will be provided by Life Line Screening at Sulphur Springs Baptist Chur ...

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Red Cross urgently seeks blood, platelet donors; provides locations to donate

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Emergencies don’t take a holiday. The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice. In November 2016, a 100-foot maple tree fell on Mike McMahon, causing life-threatening injuries. He needed 11 units of blood during emergency s ...

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Mystery disease paralyzed five-year-old Alabama girl

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ORANGE BEACH — A strange disease struck and paralyzed a five-year-old girl from Orange Beach, according to ABC 33/40. ABC 33/40 reported that Annadelle Faulkner has Accute Flaccid Myelitis, and that her case began in an almost innocuous way. Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM, is a disease that impacts the nervous system. "(I) picked her up on a Thursday,” her mother, N ...

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This week’s Jefferson County restaurant food scores

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Below are the latest in health scores by the Jefferson County Department of Health. The department conducts regular health inspections of food service establishments. Please see the JCDH website. Permit Score Name 22404  99 AFC SUSHI @ PUBLIX #1545 3040 HEALTHY WAY VESTAVIA 35243 Smoke Free: Y Date: 11/01/18 16236  91 HILLS JET PEP 7150 AARON ARONOV DR FAIRFIELD 350 ...

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Springville among growing number of communities to offer pickleball

By Tommi O. Peters For The Tribune SPRINGVILLE - Two men attempting to remedy summertime boredom for their families went about the business of erecting a badminton set. Undeterred when they couldn’t locate all necessary play equipment, they instead employed ping pong paddles and a wiffle ball. After dropping the net height and slightly modifying badminton rules, the families’ malady was cured. Over 50 years ...

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This week’s Jefferson County restaurant scores

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Below are the latest in health scores by the Jefferson County Department of Health. The department conducts regular health inspections of food service establishments. Please see the JCDH website. Permit Score Name 16966 89 HAMBURGER HEAVEN 1301 DECATUR HWY GARDENDALE 35071 Smoke Free: Y Date: 10/24/18 18016 92 OLIVET MONUMENTAL BAPTIST CHURCH 3314 26TH ST N BIRMINGH ...

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Alabamians encouraged to get a flu shot this season

From the Trussville Tribune BIRMINGHAM — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and its potentially serious complications. The CDC recommends that everyone six months and older get vaccinated by the end of October. According to the CDC, during flu season, viruses circulate at higher leve ...

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Birmingham doctor offers affordable primary care

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM – What if you actually looked forward to healthcare visits with your doctor? What if you could contract directly with your doctor for basic medical care? Imagine being able to text your doctor, set unlimited monthly appointments, and feel like your doctor personally knows you and your family-- all for an affordable flat-rate fee. Doctor Ankrehah Trimble J ...

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