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Bright Spots: Blooming traditions in Gordo

If an event has gone on for 30 years, that's pretty impressive. Holliman Gardens has been around for that long, and their tradition is bringing beautiful blooms to West Alabama. Renee…

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Health Matters

Health Matters: Alzheimer’s Disease

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller More than 6 million Americans are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and memory loss is one of the first signs of the condition. Alzheimer’s eventually impacts cognitive skills and the ability to carry out simple tasks. University Medical Center Clinical Psychologist Dr. John Burkhardt said it’s important to

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Health Matters: UMC Carrolton

University Medical Center has locations all around West Alabama, offering important medical services to families who may not be capable of a trip to Tuscaloosa for doctor’s appointments. In Carrollton in Pickens County, Dr. Cathy Lavender works for UMC Carrolton as a family physician. “We do family medicine care from birth to 101, and we

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Health Matters: Travel and COVID-19

It's vacation season, but as you take to the roads, skies or tracks toward fun-filled destinations, don't forget about COVID-19. University Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Thomas Weida said it's…

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Your Personal Best

Your Personal Best: Upper back stretch

Many of us are using laptops, tablets and phones for long periods of time, which often means hunching forward and putting strain on neck and back muscles. Dr. Milady Murphy…

Your Personal Best: Fighting inflammation

  Inflammation is brought on through arthritis and overuse injuries to our bodies, but certain foods can aggravate or increase inflammation. Foods that are high in trans fats, processed foods and foods…

Your Personal Best: Anti-inflammation foods

By WVUA23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Many people with arthritis or overuse injuries know about inflammation. But many may not know that certain foods can make inflammation worse. "Foods that are high…

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