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A West Tuscaloosa community health center wants to help fight type 2 diabetes in the community. Whatley Health Services has joined a no-cost, evidence-based diabetes prevention program to that end.

Take sunscreen with you to reapply during the day, especially after your child swims or exercises. This applies to waterproof and water-resistant products as well.

Follow the directions on the package for using a sunscreen product on babies less than 6 months old. All products do not have the same ingredients; if your or your child’s skin reacts badly to one product, try another one or call a doctor. Your baby’s best defense against sunburn is avoiding the sun or staying in the shade.

Q: I’m having some issues concentrating at work lately. I’ve just generally felt “blah.” My doctor gave me a clean bill of health – but how can I boost my energy and get over this hump? 

A person can bleed to death in five minutes from a traumatic injury. Bystanders’ actions to quickly stop the bleeding can save a life before professional emergency responders arrive. 

Question: I’ve been struggling with depression for quite some time, but in recent weeks, it’s gotten worse. I’m not sure why, exactly – but it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Shouldn’t this be happening around the holidays? I was better then. What can I do? 

Like many folks, health may be on your mind as you make those New Year’s resolutions. Exercise is often at the top of the list, with hopes and dreams to keep your physical activity as consistent as possible. If you’re anything like me, not only is time a big factor, but so is making sure I’m not getting bored or burned out with my activity of choice. Thankfully though, Tuscaloosa offers quite the bounty of opportunities to keep you active throughout the New Year.

Ah the holidays … one of my most favorite times of year. Yes, I love family, and sure I love gifts, but good gracious do I love the food. There’s something about the Christmas and holiday season in general that provides a platform for specific types of dishes. It seems un-American to prepare a large roasted turkey in the middle of summer, so of course we’ve got to take advantage of the bounty of food brought to the table in December. However, if we’re watching our weight or health in general, the holidays may make us feel uneasy about overdoing it.  

The Shelton State Community College (SSCC) Association of Nursing Students (SSANS) hosted a campus-wide Diabetes Walk on World Diabetes Day, Nov. 14. Held on the Martin Campus, the walk raised both disease awareness and money for Tuscaloosa’s Good Samaritan Clinic.

Flu season is upon us, and there are some practical things you can do to help protect your child against the flu.

The Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center at DCH Regional Medical Center will host free breast screenings for women who have little or no health insurance during October. 

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