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Bright Spots

Bright Spot: Writing into children's hearts

Sara Lavender Burkhalter is a local woman who's taken two of her dreams and turned them into realities. She helps run her family's construction company and is now a children's…

Taylorville woman has a passion for pink

In this week's Bright Spots report we introduce you to a woman who's made her favorite color into a lifestyle. "Welcome to the pink paradise," Cathy Quinn said, opening the door…

Bright Spots: Santa has a home in Gordo

  WVUA 23 has interviewed some pretty impressive people: professional athletes, politicians, music stars. But none shine brighter -- especially this time of year -- than the big guy in the red…

Chamber Chat

Health Matters

Health Matters: Sports medicine

Sports medicine isn't just for collegiate or professional athletes, as anyone who's active can benefit. These specialists can treat acute injuries like fractures, sprains and dislocations, and also treat patients for chronic…

Health Matters: Eating disorders

Nearly 29 million Americans have or will face an eating disorder during their lifetime. This week's Health Matters focuses on education and symptoms of these disorders. University of Alabama Student Health Center…

Health Matters: Holiday Stress

The holidays can be stressful and some people may feel overwhelmed and anxious.  Dr. Burkhardt from the University Medical Center has some tips to get through the holiday season. Watch the full interview below. For all your primary health care…

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Your Personal Best

Your Personal Best: Smoothie options

When you're making or buying a smoothie, make sure it contains the things you need and not the things you don't. Here are some ideas for nutrient rich smoothies. Electrolytes are important,…

Your Personal Best: Side leg lift

As we get older, it's so important to strengthen our leg muscles, especially the lower extremities. This simple exercise can help you do just that, and all you need to do…

Your Personal Best: Exercises for balance

As we get older we tend to lose strength. When that happens, mobility is lost as well. Here are two simple exercises that can counteract that negative process, and how…

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