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. 

Camp Seale Harris – Tuscaloosa, a day camp for children with diabetes, will be held July 10 – July 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the University of Alabama Student Activity Center at Presidential Village.

The camp, offered by Southeastern Diabetes Education Services, is for children with diabetes from 5 to 15 years old. A sibling or friend in this age range may pay to attend if space is available.

Did you know that you can obtain Boating Safety Help using your Smart Phone, iPad or Android device?

The American Heart Association's annual Tuscaloosa Heart Walk is this weekend, so lace up your walking shoes and get out for a great cause. The 2017 Heart Walk is Saturday, March 25 at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.

The mission of Community Service Programs of West Alabama (CSP), Inc.’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is to reduce energy costs for low-income households; particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities and families with children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety.

DCH Regional Medical Center has a new, less invasive procedure for diagnosing lung cancer and other lung conditions.

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