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UAB Narcan project has stopped nine opioid overdoses; seeks additional naloxone kits

A University of Alabama at Birmingham crowdfunded study to provide naloxone kits to family and friends of at-risk opioid users has distributed over 100 kits and has seen nine overdose reversals since it began in Nov. 2015. Naloxone, known as...

Social Security Publishes Final Rule to Revise Medical Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorders

On Monday, the Social Security Administration will publish final rules, effective January 17, 2017, that revise medical criteria for evaluating mental disorders. This regulation is a comprehensive revision to the criteria for evaluating disability...

Significant Changes for 2016-2017 Hunting Seasons

The Alabama hunting seasons for 2016-2017 are significantly different from the past, with changes in the season dates for several popular species and the adoption of the mandatory reporting of deer and turkey harvests through the Game Check...

Dr. Stuart R. Bell, president of UA will be honored at the Milestones in Mentoring Banquet

The Milestones in Mentoring Awards, established in 2010, seek to honor those who lead by example, modeling the way through two-way communication and exemplary behaviors. The following mentors will be honored at the Milestones in Mentoring Banquet at...

FREE LEGAL ADVICE For Veterans

The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is teaming up with the University of Alabama Law School and Tuscaloosa County Bar Association to host a free legal clinic on Friday, Sept. 23. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sports Atrium. Lawyers will...

Alabama Humanities Awards Luncheon featuring Keynote Speaker Stewart McLaurin

The 2016 Alabama Humanities Foundation Awards Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association, will be held on Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m. at The Club in Birmingham. AHF’s signature event...

Prepare for your disability interview:  tips from Social Security

When a person becomes disabled, it can be a very stressful time in their life. There are many questions and unknowns when you have to transition out of the workforce due to medical issues. While an employer may offer short or long-term disability, most...

The Clip Joint celebrates 17 years downtown; Putting the “Cool” in City Center Cool!

Laura Lovell has seen a lot of downtown. In the early 80’s she was a volunteer with Operation New Birmingham’s Livelier City Center Committee, spreading the word to local business people that downtown did in fact have things to do after dark. Now,...

Suicide Prevention Month: #BeThere

VA Highlights Initiatives to Prevent Veteran and Servicemember Suicide WASHINGTON – Today marks the start of Suicide Prevention Month and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is asking for the entire nation’s help in reducing Veteran suicide....

Protective Life Corporation Presents 5th Annual Trucks by the Tracks at Railroad Park

Birmingham’s best food trucks will gather at Trucks by the Tracks Sunday, September 18th, serving up everything from po boys, fried chicken & gourmet burgers to cupcakes, gelato and even dog treats! It’s Birmingham at its best, with...