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624 Alabamians Pick Plans in Insurance Marketplace

Posted: 11/14/2013 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 624 Alabamians selected health insurance plans in the first month that Alabama's federally run health insurance marketplace was available.

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Free Medical & Dental Clinic for Veterans

Updated: 11/12/2013 - All area veterans are invited to free medical and dental care at PanCare of Florida's Community Health Center in Freeport on Thursday, November 14, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: 11/11/2013 - November is National Lung Cancer Awareness month. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, among both men and women

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Candy Buy Back Program to Benefit Troops Overseas

Posted: 10/28/2013 - Sticky, chewy, sweets on Halloween can be a problem for children with braces, but Dr. Charles Crowder in Dothan has a way to make those problem candies a treat for troops serving overseas.

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Alabama Obesity Task Force Targets Sugary Drinks

Updated: 10/27/2013 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama Obesity Task Force has launched a yearlong campaign to try to get people to make healthy choices when deciding what to drink.

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Taylor Farms Recalls Broccoli Salad, Slaw

Posted: 10/26/2013 - Taylor Farms is recalling broccoli salad and slaw sold across 25 eastern and southern states because they contain ingredients that may be contaminated with Listeria.

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Administration: Personal Info for Health Care Only

Posted: 10/26/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is stressing that information provided while signing up for coverage under the new health care law will not be used to enforce immigration law.

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Atlanta to Host Obesity Week Conference

Updated: 10/15/2013 - The Obesity Society is hosting the conference Nov. 11-16 and organizers say it's the largest event focused on obesity treatment and prevention in the world.

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Overdoses in Alabama Tripled Since 1999

Updated: 10/15/2013 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama public health officials say they're aware of statistics in a report saying Alabama's prescription drug overdose rate has nearly tripled since 1999 and they are working with other agencies to confront the problem.

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Breast Cancer Fact Sheet

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Most women who are 50 to 74 years old should have a mammogram screening every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, or think you may have a higher risk of breast cancer, ask your doctor when to have a screening mammogram.

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Excitement, Frustration over Obamacare in FL

Posted: 10/07/2013 - The federal website that offers a key provision of president Obama's health law launched this week with a sputter, a crash and a lot more web traffic than anyone expected.

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Mammograms and Other Breast Imaging Procedures

Posted: 10/04/2013 - Screening mammogram are x-ray exams of the breasts that are used for women who have no breast symptoms. The goal of a screening mammogram is to find breast cancer when it’s too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Finding small breast cancers early (before they have grown and spread) with a screening mammogram greatly improves a woman’s chance for successful treatment.

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Women Facing a Breast Biopsy

Posted: 10/04/2013 - If you find changes or something unusual in one of your breasts, it’s important to see a doctor or nurse as soon as possible. But keep in mind that most breast changes are not cancer.

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Flu Shots Available

Updated: 10/02/2013 - The weather is cooling off and that means the flu is creeping into the Wiregrass.

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