Health

Melissa’s Fund: A Story of Healing, Helping, and Hope

Melissa’s Fund: A Story of Healing, Helping, and Hope

As we walked into the grocery store recently, my daughter asked, “How small was I when I was born?” Knowing that pounds and inches mean nothing to an 8-year-old, my husband said, “You were so small, my wedding band fit around your arm.” Ann Catherine’s eyes darted from Chris’ wedding band secured snugly on his(…)

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Huntsville Restaurant Week August 16-25

Huntsville Restaurant Week August 16-25

Local foodies should polish their silverware and get ready to celebrate Huntsville Restaurant Week – it kicks off today and runs through next weekend. It’s a great way to try something new and support local businesses at the same time! Huntsville Restaurant Week is a part of the state-wide Alabama Restaurant Week, a program that(…)

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Preseason Physical Exams for Your Athletes

Preseason Physical Exams for Your Athletes

In the state of Alabama, all middle school and high school athletes are required to complete a preseason physical exam once per calendar year before participating in any competition. The goal is two-fold: safe participation and injury prevention. What happens during a sports physical exam? To ensure that an athlete is healthy and physically able(…)

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Greene Street Market & Children’s Corner

Greene Street Market & Children’s Corner

Has your family experienced the Greene Street Market on Thursdays yet? What are you waiting for? The Greene Street Market at Nativity is more than a standard farmer’s market. In addition to offering vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, prepared meals, cheeses, preserves, relishes, salsas, herbs and flowers, you will find scrumptious homemade baked goods, ice cream(…)

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Triathlons For Kids in Huntsville

Triathlons For Kids in Huntsville

Most kids love to swim, bike, and run around like maniacs. This is just common knowledge. However; if you have a triathlete in your family, they will see these actions as the foundation for a triathlete. With my triathlete-husband’s encouragement, our 7-year old daughter decided she wanted to try to do triathlons and duathlons this(…)

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Bonking and Swagging with Hot Shots: Type 1 Diabetes Support for Tennessee Valley Children and Their Parents

Bonking and Swagging with Hot Shots: Type 1 Diabetes Support for Tennessee Valley Children and Their Parents

Mallory is an energetic, happy little girl with a luminous smile. She likes gymnastics and soccer. She is also, at 7, already a familiar traveler in a world of basal rates, infusion sites, and riding the “glucoaster.” She has never known a world without rigorous daily medical care. Mallory has Type 1 diabetes. Ross and(…)

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Teething Troubles

Teething Troubles

As a pediatric dentist, I see patients from birth to age twenty-one. In one chair there may be a college age teen who needs his wisdom teeth removed, and in the next, an eight month old with new teeth just coming in. Yes, we see such young babies. It is important to have the first(…)

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