5 Questions to Ask a New Doctor

Physician care is necessary for routine checkups and medical management. But, with all of the confusion going on about healthcare today, finding a good doctor can be challenging.  When looking for the right provider, there are some questions that you might want to consider asking to help with making the best decisions.  We’ve outlined some…

VIDEO | Dr. David Hicks on doctors’ responsibility to educate the public about vaccines

https://youtu.be/BDUAuqbrh0M Dr. Jayne Morgan sits down with Dr. David Hicks, Deputy Health Director for the Jefferson County Health Department to talk about the responsibility of doctors to educate the public on COVID-19 and why it is important to get vaccinated. If doctors don’t step up and offer their educated perspectives, misinformation will fill the information…

Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator Powered by Techstars Announces 2021 Class, and Acclinate is included

ATLANTA, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Enterprises has announced the 2021 class of the Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars. Now in its second year, the program has shifted focus to support companies addressing social justice and systemic racism issues. The three-month program will provide virtual mentoring, funding and global connections to 10 for-profit, mission-driven companies. Strategic…

COVID-19 vaccination eligibility expanded in Alabama to include persons ages 65 through 74 and others

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday starting February 8, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people 65 or older, and additional groups of frontline workers. The Vaccine Allocation Plan is available at www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/assets/adph-covid19-vaccination-allocation-plan.pdf Frontline critical workers listed in the plan are as follows: First responders Corrections…

LOCAL GROUP WORKING TO GET MINORITIES MORE INVOLVED IN CLINICAL TRIALS

Acclinate’s #NowIncluded works to use trusted partners to educate and empower these communities to take control of their health. An Alabama group is working to encourage more minorities to take part in clinical trials through the spread of information from “trusted sources.” #NowIncluded, an effort backed by Acclinate, hopes to educate the community and empower…

Millions earmarked for public health emergencies were used to pay for unrelated projects, inspector general says

Staff called the agency the ‘bank of BARDA’ and said research and development funds were regularly tapped for unrelated projects, including salaries and the removal of office furniture, the report finds. Federal officials repeatedly raided a fund earmarked for biomedical research in the years leading up to the covid-19 pandemic, spending millions of dollars on…