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Cost Of Living: Soaring Healthcare Costs Causing Crisis

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This year has seen a record-breaking number of measles cases nationwide, with over 760 instances of the disease so far this year. This is the highest number of cases in 25 years, especially since the CDC declared the disease eradicated in 2000. However, this is not the only instance in which healthcare and public health […]

Inflammation After Exercising May Play A Roll In Slowing Down Cancer Growth

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Inflammation may play a key role in why exercise helps guard against cancer, a new study shows. According to a small study from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, the body’s inflammation immediately after exercise may help to slow cell growth and reproduction, including the growth of tumor cells. Researchers recruited a small group […]

Counties Across U.S. Remind Drivers to Share the Road with Farmers

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Now that spring is in full swing, countless counties across the country are reminding local cars to share the road with farm machinery. Spring is the start of planting season for many farmers across the United States. But as they start to grow the surplus of crops that feed our nation, many drivers aren’t giving […]

Alabama Archives: Protecting Your Family Records From High Temperatures And Humidity

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In terms of climate, Alabama perfectly represents the Amerian South: the high heats and humid, muggy conditions are often exemplified in the Heart of Dixie and have become part of the expectations for all southeastern states. The climate itself is categorized as humid subtropical, meaning that the area experiences mild winters, and hot and humid […]

States With Bans On Texting While Driving Have Fewer ER Visits, Study Shows

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Car accident-related emergency room visits declined in states that have banned texting while driving. According to a recent analysis published in the American Journal of Public Health, states with bans on texting while driving saw a 4% decline in ER visits after motor vehicle accidents. That’s 1,632 fewer traffic-related ER visits per year. Researchers analyzed […]

Gen Z And Millennials Are Lonelier Than Any Other Generation, Study Shows

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Millennials and Generation Z are the most connected generations but are also considered the loneliest. According to a recent survey of 20,000 adults nationwide by the global health service company Cigna, Generation Z (ages 18-22) and millennials (ages 23-37) rate themselves the highest on feelings of loneliness and social isolation. Loneliness, especially among the elderly, […]

American-Made: Largest US Toyota Facility Receives $238M Investment

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While GM debates the future of a Lordstown, Ohio auto plant, Asian automakers have invested billions in U.S. assembly plants. Most recently, in late 2018, Toyota and Mazda began construction on a new plant in Huntsville, Alabama. The $1.6 billion joint Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA facility could eventually employ 4,000 workers and produce up to […]

Leftover Pills Are Fueling The Opioid Crisis, Experts Say

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Leftover pills are helping to fuel the opioid epidemic, experts say. According to the USA Today, many young adults suffering from opioid addiction began misusing the leftover prescription medications of their friends or family. Drug addiction has several negative long term effects. Drugs not only create health problems, but they also contribute to the break […]

New Initiative To Bring High-Growth Companies To Birmingham

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A new initiative is aiming to bring more companies to Birmingham, AL. According to the Birmingham Business Journal, a new initiative called Birmingham Bound aims to use the city’s strengths to recruit more high-growth companies. The initiative has already been backed by several key players in Alabama’s business scene. Britney Summerville, the director of community […]

6 Easy Tips To Help You Stay Green Day To Day

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Sometimes, changing small habits and recycling just doesn’t feel like enough to really reduce your environmental impact. However, many larger changes are expensive and the cost alone can be prohibitive. Luckily, there’s plenty of ways you can go green without breaking the bank, and it’s very likely you haven’t tried all of these options yet. […]