The Alabama Poison Information Center at Children’s of Alabama highlights the dangers of poisonings for people of all ages, especially children, and promotes community involvement in poisoning prevention.
According to Madison City Schools, the purpose of “Mental Health Matters Part 2: Diving Deeper” is to erase the stigma surrounding mental health, remind students that they are not alone, and encourage them to seek support and treatment if they are struggling.
Monday marked World Down Syndrome Day, a day that celebrates our friends and loved ones who have Down syndrome and raises public awareness. A local organization called BUDS, or Bringing Up Down Syndrome, is providing resources, information, and personal experiences to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
The Alabama Community College System is partnering with the Office of Apprenticeship and hospitals to launch the nurse apprenticeship program. The program is being developed to help address the ongoing nursing shortage in Alabama.
Many health care systems have ramped up their telemedicine offerings to reduce the flow of traffic and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Some state lawmakers have introduced bills to regulate telehealth services, saying there are no guidelines for the practice in Alabama.
Alabama dentists say the state is on the verge of a workforce crisis. One-third of Alabama’s dentists are sixty years or older. At least half of those practice in rural Alabama, which means the majority of rural dentists are eyeing retirement.
The draft rules, released Thursday, were developed in accordance with the state’s new law on medical cannabis, which was approved earlier this year by the state Legislature and signed into law by the governor.
"I would say that we have definitely seen an increase in young people seeking mental health this year for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and even suicidality," said Lacey Davis, a licensed professional counselor in Huntsville.