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pertussis

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Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can affect people of all ages but can be deadly for babies less than a year old. Read more

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"As a pediatrician, I am particularly concerned about youth tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure in our state." Read more

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HEAL Alabama

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HEAL — which stands for Healthy Eating Active Living — has been aimed at teaching good disease prevention habits to kids in about 100 Alabama elementary schools through physical education programs. Read more

People

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Photo courtesy of Renae Byers.

Lice Clinics of America provides one-day lice eradication. Read more

Businesses

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With Nutrient High’s delivery service, people can no longer use the convenience of fast-food restaurants to excuse unhealthy eating habits. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Emily Featherston.

As the technician opened the door, thin white smoke drifted from the chamber toward the floor. A young woman, wrapped in a crisp white robe, thick socks, insulated slippers and ski-worthy gloves, stepped inside and prepared to be super-cooled. Read more

Businesses

A total of 25 positive tests have been reported in 16 Alabama counties. Read more

News

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Photo by Ana Good.

Later this month, Vestavia Hills resident Sophia Schefano and her father, Michael Schefano, will attend the St. Jude Field of Dreams event to celebrate Sophia’s 11th birthday and the hospital that helped her live to see it. Read more

People

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With help of the online community No Nut Moms, a Vestavia Hills family adjusts their diet and lifestyle. Read more

People

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Photo by Emily Featherston.

Founder and CEO of Cahaba Fitness Brian Burns has one thing to say for anyone who thinks they missed the New Year’s resolution fitness window: Read more

Businesses

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People of all fitness levels looking for a low-impact exercise program convenient to their schedules might find a fit at Club Pilates Cahaba Heights. Read more

Businesses

heart health

Photo by Emily Featherston.

February is all about hearts—and not just those on Valentine’s Day cards and candies. This month is American Heart Month, an endeavor to increase awareness about heart disease and its prevention. Read more

People

Cahaba Cycles

Courtesy of Zach Davis.

As Vestavia Hills folks gear up this January with new fitness resolutions, fitness-related businesses in the city have a few bits of advice on how you can make that decision, what your options are and how you can make it stick. Read more

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HEAL Alabama

Courtesy of HEAL Alabama

During the “HEAL-icious” recipe challenge, children in the community were encouraged to submit their favorite healthy recipes. Read more

People

HEAL Alabama is holding a healthy recipe challenge to encourage students to recognize healthy options in their home. Read more

News

HEAL

Courtesy of HEAL Alabama. Photo by Michael J. Jackson.

The students were participating in a HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) initiative as a part of Helping Hands in the Hills on Saturday, Sept. 12. Read more

News

HEAL Alabama will open its world headquarters in Vestavia Hills with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 23. The nonprofit organization provides a free 20-week health curriculum to elementary schools. Read more

News

Vestavia Hills nonprofit organization HEAL Alabama fights obesity in schools by providing a free 20-week health curriculum to elementary schools. Read more

People

Whether he was stationed in Taiwan, perfecting his Mandarin speaking skills, or working with the youth program at his home church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Don Norris has always felt the call to serve others. Read more

Business Spotlights

Summit Express Urgent Care

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Summit Express Urgent Care opened in Vestridge Commons in May and is a one-stop shop for minor injuries and procedures. Read more

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