Everyday Eating: Foods to Add, Keep or Remove

Auburn, Alabama —The saying “you are what you eat” couldn’t be truer when it comes to leading a healthy life. Christina Levert, an Alabama Extension Human, Nutrition, Diet and Health regional agent, says  “the food we eat can have a direct impact on our everyday health, energy levels and risks for chronic diseases. To maintain a healthy lifestyle, …

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Offer Quality, Affordable Coverage To Your Employees Any Time

HealthCare.gov encourages local news sites such as Talk Of Semmes to publish their announcements on a timely basis. For any local business that may have an interest in insurance for employees, herewith HealthCare.gov’s latest release:

Complete a SHOP Marketplace application by October 15 to get your small business covered by November 1. If you submit your initial group enrollment and make your initial payment by October 15, your coverage can began as early as November 1. You can enroll in The SHOP Marketplace health and/dental insurance at any time of year.  Don’t delay, enroll today!

Stroke Fact Sheet

A 911 call saved my life

When I walked into the locker room at work, I realized something was wrong. I couldn’t speak. I tried to pick up my lock, but my right hand couldn’t grab it. One of my co-workers noticed something was wrong and asked if I could write. With my left hand, I scribbled 911 on a piece of paper.

Yellow Dot

Yellow Dot
The YELLOW DOT PROGRAM is the first of its kind in the State of Alabama. The program offers participants a way to give vital information to first responders in the event they are unable to physically or verbally communicate. It is a FREE service provided to individuals of all ages, however it was created to assist the senior citizen community. Participants of the program will have their picture taken, complete a personal information form and will be given a Yellow Dot folder and decal. All of the vital information will be placed into the folder and then into the glove box of their car.

What sort of flu season are we having?

What sort of flu season are we having? It’s not possible to say at this point what the rest of this flu season will be like. While flu spreads every year, the timing, severity, and length of the season usually varies from one season to another. As of late December, all national key flu indicators are elevated and about half of the country is experiencing high flu activity. Flu activity is expected to continue into the coming weeks, with increases occurring especially in those states that have not yet had significant activity.