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Alabama Ranks First as Most Affordable Place to Raise Children

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It’s no secret that raising a child can cost more than you bargained for, but recent studies show that having a baby is more expensive than ever. Samantha Albergo, a patient accountant for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, estimates that the standard delivery of a newborn alone can cost upward of $32,000 without insurance. “For a typical […]

Heavy Rains Slam South, Cause Major Flooding In New Orleans

Heavy Rains Slam South, Cause Major Flooding In New Orleans

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Torrential downpours over the past week have caused major flooding across the South from eastern Texas to parts of south Mississippi. On Sunday, May 12, three to four inches of rain fell across New Orleans, stranding cars and inundating streets. Approximately 11,500 New Orleans residents were without power during the height of the storm. The […]

Alabama Ranks First as Most Affordable Place to Raise Children

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 […]

Alabama Ranks First as Most Affordable Place to Raise Children

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 Ranks First as Most Affordable Place to Raise Children

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 […]

Alabama Ranks First as Most Affordable Place to Raise Children

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 […]

Alabama Ranks First as Most Affordable Place to Raise Children

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, […]

Alabama Ranks First as Most Affordable Place to Raise Children

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 […]

Alabama Ranks First as Most Affordable Place to Raise Children

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 […]

Alabama Ranks First as Most Affordable Place to Raise Children