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June is Scleroderma Awareness Month in Trussville

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — The city of Trussville declared June as Scleroderma Awareness Month, during the city council meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a group of rare diseases that more often affects women. It commonly occurs between the ages of 30 and 50. The chronic connective tissue disease is generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheu ...

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CDC Director in Montgomery Introduces HIV Initative to Alabama

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield visited Montgomery on Friday to talk with officials about ways to combat Alabama’s high rate of new HIV infections. As a part of President Donald Trump’s initiative to reduce new HIV infections by 75% in five years and at least 90% in 10 years, Redfield is traveling to states with the ...

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New president of St. Vincent’s East, St. Vincent’s Blount and St. Vincent’s St. Clair named

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE —  St. Vincent’s Health System, which is part of Ascension, announced that Suzannah Campbell has been named President of St. Vincent’s East, St. Vincent’s Blount and St. Vincent’s St. Clair. Campbell most recently served as administrator of St. Vincent’s Chilton in Clanton, Alabama, since the hospital opened in 2016 and has been with St. Vincent’s Health ...

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — World Elder Abuse Awareness Day will be observed in Alabama on June 15, 2019. Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation stating that the Alabama Department of Senior Services is committed to promoting the independence and dignity of older adults. According to the Alabama Department of Human Resources, thousands of elderly individuals and disabled adults h ...

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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. These are the scores that were available from the JCDH website on May 10 2019 Permit Score Name 17531 99 LEEDS HIGH SCHOOL 1500 GREENWAVE DR LEEDS 35094 Smoke Free: Y Date: ...

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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. These are the scores that were available from the JCDH website on May 3, 2019 Permit Score Name 17228 92 SAVANAHS #1 1557 MONTCLAIR RD BIRMINGHAM 35210 Smoke Free: Y Date: ...

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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. These are the scores that were available from the JCDH website on April 26, 2019. Permit Score Name 23012 95 SATURN 200 41ST ST S BIRMINGHAM 35222 Smoke Free: Y Date: 04/25 ...

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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. These are the scores that were available from the JCDH website on March 8, 2019. Permit Score Name 23208 100 PILCROW COCKTAIL CELLAR 2015 1ST AVE N BIRMINGHAM 35203 Smoke F ...

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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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