Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help ensure they have a safe and healthy holiday.

In the past 10 years, the United States has officially declared over 1,000 disasters.  In the Fall of 2017, alone, three major hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria – were estimated to have impacted 25.8 million Americans. And more recently, Hurricane Florence caused major devastation to parts of North and South Carolina.

Chances are, one day you’ll be affected.  Planning now means you’ll have better control of the situation.  Below are six life saving skills to use before disaster strikes.

September is National Preparedness Month. Do you know if your insurance covers disasters?

Once a year, it must be done. Don't click away just yet… I promise, it will be worth it.  

If you read this famous column often, then you likely know that I am the director of a local non-profit that serves the Tuscaloosa area. That organization is called the Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE). In short, we do drug prevention, and it’s come a long way since the “Just Say No” days from the 80s. 

It is full season on Lake Tuscaloosa for making memories with family and friends on the water. 

Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 6:00 a.m. Sunday, May 27, for several Alabama counties in preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto.This includes Tuscaloosa County.

Wait a Minute! Boats do not have brakes.

We all know that boating, whether fishing, hunting or just cruising is a popular activity; however, there are some things to be considered before launching or leaving the dock to help assure your safety and that of your passengers.

There are literally hundreds of events in our community during the month of April. But you may want to give special consideration to this one …

“Girl Talk: Overcoming Obstacles to Empower Women,” hosted by PRIDE of Tuscaloosa, will be held on April 26 at the Tuscaloosa River Market. This all-female event focuses on discussing taboo topics in an open, accepting environment. 

To prevent child sexual abuse, it is important to keep the focus on adult responsibility while teaching children skills to help them protect themselves. Consider the following tips:

Everyone needs a home fire escape plan. When seconds count, you need to be able to get out of your house. Here are some things you can do to put together your own plan.

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