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24/7, 365 days of the year. Diabetes doesn’t stop. Neither should you.

Every day you make an extraordinary effort to manage your diabetes. Here are some resources to help you work toward your goals:   1. Support Groups: Talk about managing diabetes at Oasis Women's Counseling Center, FMS Pharmacy Free Support Group, Cooper Green Health System's Support Groups and more.   2. Healthy Eating: Learn new recipes...

Diabetes 24/7

Diabetes 24/7 is a personal health record that allows you to manage your diabetes and share valuable health information with others on your health care team. This application integrates with Microsoft's HealthVault, which allows you to securely import data from your doctor, pharmacy or laboratory and share the data with anyone you choose, such as your...

Yoga for Cancer Survivors at Embody Practice Center

DETAILS WHERE: 3918 Montclair Road, Suite 100   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jul 5, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Jul 6, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Jul 12, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Jul 13, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Jul 19, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Jul 20, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Jul 26, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Jul 27, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Aug 2, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Aug 3, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Aug 9, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Aug 10, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Aug 16, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Aug 17, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Aug 23, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Aug 24, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Aug 30, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Aug 31, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Sep 6, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Sep 7, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Sep 13, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Sep 14, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Sep 20, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Sep 21, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Sep 27, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Sep 28, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Oct 4, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Oct 5, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Oct 11, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Oct 12, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Oct 18, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Oct 19, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Oct 25, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Oct 26, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Nov 1, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Nov 2, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Nov 8, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Nov 9, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Nov 15, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Nov 16, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Nov 22, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Nov 23, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Nov 29, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Nov 30, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Dec 6, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Dec 7, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Dec 13, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Dec 14, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Dec 20, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Dec 21, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu), Wednesday, July 5 2017 - Thursday, December 21 2017 TAGS: Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Join UAB's Comprehensive Cancer Center and Suzanne Graham for a flowing sequence of supported yoga postures, breath work, and meditation designed to help manage the side effects and stress of cancer. Restorative Yoga is a gentle, relaxing practice that provides an effective way to: reduce stress, manage treatment side effects, relieve pain, regain health...

Restorative Yoga

DETAILS WHERE: 3918 Montclair Road, Suite 100 Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jul 9, 2017: 10 am - 12 pm (Sun) Aug 6, 2017: 10 am - 12 pm (Sun) Sep 17, 2017: 10 am - 12 pm (Sun), Sunday, July 9 2017 - Sunday, September 17 2017 TAGS: Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Rest & Renew: Restorative Yoga with Lauren Rae Brown Select Sunday mornings monthly 10am-noon July 9, Aug 6, Sept 17 Find yourself snug and supported by blankets and props, learning and experiencing how to rest, recover, and renew with a full two hour session of Restorative Yoga.  Gentle massage provided during your pose-work will help deepen...

Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park

The Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park honors Birmingham native and Temptations lead singer Eddie Kendrick, who traveled the world but never forgot his Alabama roots. Sculpted by Ronald Scott McDowell, the Kendrick statue captures for eternity the magic moves of his Motown music. Inlaid in a granite backdrop behind Kendrick, the four other Temptations energize...

Lakeside Park

Lakeside Park is located on 65 acres adjacent to the Pell City Civic Center. Picnic areas are available under the trees at no charge. Pavilions with individual restrooms are priced below. The fee to launch a boat is $3.00. There are several walking trails, including a paved 1.1 mile non motorized trail through the wooded section of the park. Many fishing...

Railroad Park

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as "Birmingham's Living Room," Railroad Park provides a...

Kelly Ingram Park

Kelly Ingram Park is a four acre park located in between 16th and 17th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenue North in the Birmingham's Civil Rights District. The park, just outside the doors of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, served as a central staging ground for large-scale demonstrations during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. First known as West...

SMART Recovery Birmingham Meeting

DETAILS WHERE: 4126 Autumn Lane Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Effective 09.24.2015, our Thursday 8 pm SMART Recovery Birmingham Meeting at 401 Beacon Parkway West has been dissolved. We will change locations and offer a Thursday Meeting from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at The Moore Institute (the same location as our regular Tuesday Meeting) at 4126 Autumn Lane in Vestavia/Cahaba Heights beginning on Thursday 10.01.2015. TAGS: Support + Education, Support Groups

SMART Recovery Birmingham helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. Join us at The Moore Institute, Thursday...

Alabama Farmers Market

DETAILS WHERE: 344 Finley Avenue W Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The summer hours for the markets are 24 hrs a day, most vendors are open 7 days a week 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and farmers come in 24 hours a day. During off-season the market is still open 24/7, however the vendors are open 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

If you enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of an old-fashioned farmers’ market and cooking with the very fresh and best produce and ingredients, then you must shop at the Alabama Farmers Market located at 344 Finley Avenue West in Jefferson County. Owned and managed by the Jefferson County Truck Growers Association, Alabama Farmers Market is both a...

Library Yoga

DETAILS WHERE: 1721 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: May 15, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Jun 5, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Jun 19, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Jul 10, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Jul 17, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Aug 7, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Aug 21, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Sep 11, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Sep 25, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon)Oct 2, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Oct 16, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Nov 6, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Nov 13, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Dec 4, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Dec 11, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon), Monday, May 15 2017 - Monday, December 11 2017 TAGS: Physical Activity, Exercise Classes, Healthy Families, Family-Friendly Activities

Join us for yoga  at Homewood Public Library. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India. Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome. No registration required, but please bring your own mat.

Alabama Farmers Market

DETAILS WHERE: 344 Finley Avenue W  Birmingham, AL    ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The summer hours for the markets are 24 hrs a day, most vendors are open 7 days a week 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and farmers come in 24 hours a day. During off-season the market is still open 24/7, however the vendors are open 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

If you enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of an old-fashioned farmers’ market and cooking with the very fresh and best produce and ingredients, then you must shop at the Alabama Farmers Market located at 344 Finley Avenue West in Jefferson County. Owned and managed by the Jefferson County Truck Growers Association, Alabama Farmers Market is both...

Exchange Club Family Skills Center

DETAILS WHERE: 2300 10th Court South   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Every Tuesday from 6:30 -7:30 pm TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Healthy Families, Support Groups for Families and Children

Our main goal is to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect. We can achieve this by attending the weekly class held every Tuesday from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. The class targets issues important to parents with children ages 10- 17 yrs.old only. I know if we work together we can make a difference.

Family Guidance Center of Alabama

DETAILS WHERE: 234 Aquarius Drive Suite 118   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Every Monday and Thursday TAGS: Healthy Families, Support Groups for Families and Children

Free Parenting Classes with a wonderful topic " How does your child grow". These classes are designed to help you understand yourself and your child or children. The classes are offered on Monday's from 12:00 until 1:00 pm  and Thursday's 11:00 am until 12:00 pm. Also if you attend 7 sessions you will receive a certificate of completion.

Body Changing

DETAILS WHERE: 1224 Old Springville Rd Birmingham, Alabama   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jul 10, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) Jul 17, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) Jul 24, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) Jul 31, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) TAGS: Healthy Eating, Classes + Lectures

Provides informal support in reaching healthy weight goals. Nutritional and exercise information is available, but no specific diet or plan is preferred. Provides a forum for discussion of common obstacles, healthy recipes, encouragement, and successful tips.

Wednesday Walk & Talk

DETAILS WHERE: 200 Municipal Drive Hoover, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jul 13, 2016: 8:30 am - 9:30 am (Wed) Jul 20, 2016: 8:30 am - 9:30 am (Wed) Jul 27, 2016: 8:30 am - 9:30 am (Wed) TAGS: Physical Activity, Walking Clubs, Physical Activity, free

During this year, the Adult Summer Reading events at Hoover Public Library are focusing on health and fitness. Join them each Wednesday from July 13th - July 27 to log some steps and chat about books, movies and more during an easy stroll around Howard Lake before the library opens. The walk begins at and ends at the library.

Urban Cookhouse Homewood Farmers Market

DETAILS WHERE: 1604 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jul 9, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 16, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 23, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 30, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Aug 6, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Aug 13, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Aug 20, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens, Healthy Eating, healthy, free

Since June 2010, the Urban Cookhouse has hosted the farmer's markets. While featuring local vendors, live music, and kid-friendly activities, the Urban Cookhouse serves food made from locally sourced produce.  Every Saturday from June 18th to August 20th the market will be open at the former skateboard pad and Homewood Central Park.  

Smithfield Positive Parenting Group (PPG) at The Exchange Club Family Skill Center

DETAILS WHERE: 1-8 Avenue West Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Meets Mondays from 11am-12pm at Smithfield Library TAGS: Pratt, Greater Birmingham Area, Healthy Families, Support Groups for Families and Children

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups that meet weekly. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers. Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in...

Downtown Positive Parenting Group (PPG) at The Exchange Club Family Skill Center

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups that meet weekly. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers. Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in...

Roebuck Positive Parenting Group (PPG) at The Exchange Club Family Skill Center

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups that meet weekly. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers. Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in...

Southside Teen Positive Parenting Group (PPG) at The Exchange Club Family Skill Center

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups that meet weekly. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers. Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in...

Columbiana Positive Parenting Group (PPG) at The Exchange Club Family Skill Center Copy

DETAILS WHERE: 1-8 Avenue West Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Meets Tuesdays from 10am-11am Shelby County DHR TAGS: Pratt, Greater Birmingham Area, Healthy Families, Support Groups for Families and Children

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups that meet weekly. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers. Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in...

Mary’s Food and Fashion

In interviewing Doris Smith, she gave a lot of informative information. She operates a Non - Profit Organization that is in need of funding. This organization has brought so much hope to the community. They have clothed the needy, gave funding to those that were in need. As well as been there for the elderly that could not help themselves. Mrs. Smith hopes...

Mary’s Food and Fashion

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Road 59 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens, More, Additional Resources

Mary’s Food & Fashion is a small place with a big heart. They provide hot meals for select seniors 3 days a week. That is not all Mary’s Food and Fashion does for the community. She supplies clothes at affordable prices and serves a wide variety of healthy meals 4 days a week to the community. Mary's plays a big part in this community and is...

McWilliams Kountry Market

DETAILS WHERE: 141 highway 21 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: WHEN: The market is open Monday thru Saturday 5am- 9pm Sunday 7am-5pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

McWilliams Kountry Market is designed to meet the needs of the community. This store has all your needs so you will not have to travel far. Mc Williams Kountry Market also has a local postal service, prepared meals for those that has special needs as well as those that are trying to watch their weight. If you want a great healthy meal come visit the...

Montgomery State Farmer’s Market

The Montgomery State Farmer's Market is open to the public! It carries a wide range of fruits and vegetables. The market is located beside the Garriett Coliseum. This market is open Monday thru Sunday from 7am-5pm.

Big Unk’s Fresh Produce

Big Unk's Fresh Produce is always open to the public they offer a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables . Monday thru Sunday 7am-5pm They are located right beside the Winn Dixie grocery store.

Moton’s Farmers Market

Moton's Farmer's Market is located across from Travis Gas station. The Market is open  Monday thru Saturday call to check hours of service. Moton Farmer's Market has a wide selection of fresh vegetables and fruit at an awesome price. Come and see us at Moton's  Farmer's Market you will not be disappointed.

Hopewell Youth Ministry

The Hopewell Youth Ministry Summer Feeding Program is seasonal open June thru August. Hours of service is  Monday to Thursday from 7a-3pm. This program is open to the public it is for the children ages 4-18.This program also offer a summer childcare program as well. The program will be responsible for your children durning that time.  

Mr. Johnny’s Garden & Gift Shop

DETAILS WHERE: 7 Claiborne Street   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm. TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

              Mr. Johnny's Garden & Gift Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm. Mr. Johnny's offers farm raised fruit and vegetables. Mr. Johnny's is a great place to shop when you are looking for fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and canned items as well. Also a small gift shop is...

Comprehensive Diabetes Education at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

If you have diabetes or are at risk, this seminar is a must.  A physician’s referral is required, and pre-assessments given preceding the class date.  To register, please call 205-939-7248.

Ana Marie Food Pantry

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Rd 59   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Mon 1-3p Wed 1-3 Thurs 9-2:30p TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources, More, Additional Resources, More, free

This is a food pantry open Mondays and Wednesday from 1:00pm-3:00pm and Thursdays from 9:00am-2:30m. Pantry is open to anyone needs food on weekly basis. Also, monetary assistance is available monthly for heat up to $100. These services are available only to residents of Pineapple, AL. Please call Ana Marie or Sister Pat with any additional questions...

Red Mountain Park

DETAILS WHERE: 2011 Frankfurt Drive   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Hike Dates: October 18th, November 15th, January 17th, February 21st, March 20th and April 17th. TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Parks, Events

Friends of Red Mountain Park Hike Series is ready to kick off its third consecutive year of hiking, exploring, learning and discovering! Join us for FREE guided trail hikes at Red Mountain Park every third Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM. Each hike will offer a unique look into the history, nature and exciting plans for a signature urban green space. All...

FREE Community Grief Support Services

Community Grief Support Services (CGSS) is a safe place where people grieving the death of a loved one can find hope and healing and meet with others who have had this experience and understand. Together they learn how to regain control of their lives in an environment of care, comfort and healing. CGSS offers grief support in the form of private...

Community Education South

This is a Senior Citizen Symposium that will address common health care issues of the elderly to include Diabetes, Hypertension and Stress Management. Widowhood, Medicare/Medicaid coverage and approaches to promote optimal holistic wellness are incorporated to establish health compliance. A physician/practitioner will present changes that normally occur...

The Farm Stand at UAB

Now supported by Boozer Farms, the Farm Stand brings the best local and regional fruits and vegetables to UAB's Healthcare System.  Business opened on April 7th and will continue through October 28th. Their schedule this year:

Railroad Park’s Get Healthy Crunk Fitness

DETAILS WHERE: Railroad Park 1600 1st Ave S Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday nights from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. TAGS: Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Crunk Fitness, 6:00 pm-7:00pm Monday nights at Railroad Park, is a fun, high-energy, hip-hop dance workout for all levels. It involves a combination of basic aerobics movements and funky hip-hop dance moves, broken down so anyone can do it. You can tone up-lose weight, transform your body, and have a blast! GET HEALTHY participants will receive top-level...

Yoga at Railroad Park

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 1st Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Thursdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM TAGS: Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

YOGA AT RAILROAD PARK is a form of exercise that strengthens and tones the body, promoting balance and flexibility, while quieting the mind. Yoga is for the beginning as well as advanced student. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Participants will meet up in The Meadow on Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM....

Get Healthy with Bootcamp at Railroad Park

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 1st Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM TAGS: Central City, Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Bootcamp at Railroad Park is the class you will love to hate. By using just your body weight, this workout routine will help tone muscles, build endurance, and boost metabolism. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. You will be required to sign-in each time you...

Happy Feet Fridays at Railroad Park

HAPPY FEET FRIDAYS! at Railroad Park. Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in you. Happy Feet Friday will teach you proper walk/run techniques to maximize your current fitness goals. Walking is safe and simple way to be...

Zumba at Railroad Park

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 1st Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM TAGS: Central City, Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Zumba at Railroad Park is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It blends easy Latin dance moves with aerobic steps. The class is fun, energizing, and easy to follow. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Participants will meet up on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Please arrive 15 minutes early to...

Relieving Stress During the Holiday Season

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated

  The Holiday season is finally here and I’m sure you are all excited to be spending time with family and friends. Preparing for these memorable times, though, can be stressful. Here are a few tips to keep your holiday season organized and stress free: 1)  Skip the junk food: eat wholesome foods instead like fruits,...

Local Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Here is a list of local agencies that can assist with food, and other needs: Community Kitchens (Soup Kitchen) 1024 12th St. S Birmingham, AL phone: (205)-251-3569 Lunch 7 days/week Sixth Ave Baptist Church ( Food Pantry) 337 10th Ave. SW Birmingham, AL 35211 phone :...

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

   The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is an amazing organization that collects food donations and distributes them to local food pantries and soup kitchens in the central Alabama area. The Food Bank also has some of its own programs that work directly with people in need. One of these programs is called the Mobile Pantry program....

National Depression Screening Day

  Holidays are a stressful time of the year. Many of us travel, have friends or family visit, and spend more money than usual. These stressors can impact our mental health. Mental health is often something that is overlooked but it is just as important as your physical health. One of the most common mental health issues is depression....

Depression resources in the Birmingham area

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, it's important to seek help.   Listed below are a few resources in the Birmingham area for those affected by depression or other mental health problems:   Support Group for those with Depression or Bipolar Disorder (Free) What? – This support group...

4 Simple Tips For Healthier Tailgating

Football season is finally here. There is nothing more fun than tailgating with your friends and family.   Here are some tips to make sure that you can enjoy tailgating this year while staying healthy:   1) Offer to bring something yourself. This way you will be guaranteed to have a healthy option available. Some...

Hearty Lean Chili Recipe

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Tail-gating season is finally here and there will be many tempting sweets and treats around. For a healthier alternative, try this healthy chili recipe out: Hearty Lean Chili              Serves: 12    Size: 1 cup (217  g) Ingredients 1 pound 95% lean ground beef or lean ground...

Healthy Fall Recipes

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Fall is finally here and I’m sure we are all excited to get out of the heat and enter into some cooler weather. Here are some healthy fall meals to keep you and your family happy this fall season: Slow Cooker Pork with Walnuts and Apples   (serves 8)         serving size- 4 ounces of meat                    ...

Jones Valley Teaching Farm: a school-based food and nutrition education program

September is childhood obesity month and it is important to introduce healthy foods to our kids, encouraging a more healthy lifestyle early on. The Jones Valley Teaching Farm does exactly this through their Good School Foods program. In 2012, building on the framework of the urban farm, Jones Valley Teaching Farm brought together a team of educators,...

Shop smarter: Tips on buying healthier frozen foods

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

We all know that it’s healthier to cook homemade meals. However, with a busy schedule, even people who enjoy cooking may find themselves in a time crunch from time to time. Frozen foods can be convenient in these moments, and while many frozen foods can be high in calories, fat, and sodium, not all frozen foods have to be off limits. If you are careful...

UAB Pediatric Dentistry

The UAB Pediatric Dentistry Clinic provides families with quality care directed by board-certified  or board-eligible specialists in pediatric dentistry. To make an appointment for you child at the Finn Children's Clinic, please call  at 205-934-4546. This clinic is located on UAB's campus, on the third floor of the UAB...

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MUbD2tjE9F4 The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong, lifestyle change intervention designed specifically for adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Participants meet together weekly as a small group to take small steps that lead to big changes! New Classes begin...

Free Line Dancing Class at Harrison Park Recreation Center

Visit Harrison Park Recreation Center for FREE line dancing classes on Thursdays at 7 pm!

Start the Grill: Low sugar barbeque sauce

Good barbecue is pretty much a staple for many of us in the South. For me barbecue is only as good as the sauce, but many store-bought barbecue sauces are very high in sugar and pack a surprising amount of calories in a small serving.     For example, Sweet Baby Ray’s Original Barbeque Sauce has 16 grams (about 3 tsp) of sugar and 70...

East Lake Market

East Lake Farmer's Market will be open every Saturday 8 am- 12 pm  from May 3 through October 11 at the corner of 2nd Avenue South and 78th Street South. You can get fresh produce from local farmers all summer long with East Lake Fresh Market Baskets. The items are all purchased from our local farmers and the selection will be whatever is currently in...

Brookwood Medical Center Diabetes Management Program

The diabetes management and patient education services at Brookwood Medical Center are designed to help patients control their disease and may assist in decreasing the risk of long-term complications. Self-care management skills provide instruction to patients and family members on nutrition, exercise, medications, blood glucose monitoring and ways to...

Songs for Sight

This is a peer support group for children with vision impairment and their families.  Childhood vision impairment is a rare condition and often children with vision impairment have never met another child with similar challenges.  The Songs for Sight Youth Low Vision Support Group provides the opportunity for children and parents to know that they are...

Mommy and Me Time Fitness

Mommy and Me Time Fitness offers a variety of fitness classes for Moms.  Prenatal and Postnatal fitness, Mommy & Me Bootcamp, Mommy Fit, Zumba and Pilates.  Moms, Moms To Be, and even Grandmas, of all fitness levels, and children of all ages are welcome! The class schedule is :  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:20am in Homewood Tuesday...

Zumba at Ensley Park Recreation Center

DETAILS WHERE: 2800 Avenue K   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: 6 to 7pm TAGS: Ensley, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Ensley Park Recreation Center offers zumba classes every Monday and Wednesday from 6 pm to 7 pm for a fee of $3.

How much sugar is in your sauce?

We all know that sweets contain a lot of sugar, but sugar is also hiding in a lot of processed savory foods. Foods like barbeque sauce, ketchup, canned soup and spaghetti sauce can pack a lot of sugar. I was surprised how much added sugar is in jarred spaghetti sauce. While tomatoes have some natural sugar in them, a lot of companies add extra sugar to...

Hike with us: Discover hiking trails and events near you!

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Parks, Events

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® on June 7 at Red Mountain Park! Enjoy a two-mile hike starting at 9am along Red Mountain’s most popular trail, the Ridge walk. If you enjoy hiking, consider joining one of these sponsored hikes: Southeastern Outings will lead a moderately easy four-mile hike on the Brookside Walking...

Family Yoga Series at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Enjoy this unique opportunity for healthy fun with the family in the gardens. This energetic class will incorporate individual and partner yoga poses for strength and balance, plus breathing exercises to help foster calm and focus. Our garden inspired crafts will assist in cooling the mind and body. For ages 3 and up. Classes are every Saturday at 9 am from...

Summer Camps at Red Mountain Park!

Red Mountain Park is giving Birmingham’s youth the opportunity to explore the Park like never before! This summer the Park is hosting a variety of day camps and field trips that will provide educational activities while allowing children to explore, create and team build in a unique outdoor setting.   Our summer camps will focus on History, Archaeology,...

Harrison Park

This newly renovated park in the West End of Birmingham will soon feature activities like  Line Dancing Lessons for Beginners, Zumba, Walking and Fitness Programs, Tennis Camps, an Outdoor Basketball League team along with a monthly Biking Rodeo. "A SPARK to the PARK", an effort to attract community members to the park, will be organizing activities in the...

Make Every Day World No Tobacco Day

Celebrating 2 years! The Magic City went smoke free on June 1st, 2012 a day after the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day. Let’s celebrate a smoke-free city on May 31st. This is a time for organizations all over the world to highlight the health risks related to tobacco use. Globally, tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death....

Connect with others: Cooper Green Diabetes Support Group

Cooper Green Mercy Health System offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group Meeting. The Support Group meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:00-10:00 am in the 2nd floor Cafeteria. These support groups are great time to learn more about staying healthy and to hear from others about their experiences with diabetes. In April, Debbie...

Cullman Adult Diabetes Support Group

Have you been diagnosed with Adult Diabetes? If you would like to learn more about Adult Diabetes, join the Adult Diabetes Support Group at Cullman Regional Medical Center. This group is led by Certified Diabetes Educators, Lisa Ellard, CRNP, CDE and Kim Addison, RD, CDE who have been assisting diabetic patients for more than 20 years. This group meets...

Farmers’ Markets: Eat healthier this spring with fresh, local produce

Farmers' markets and community gardens can be a great way to find local and low-cost fruit and vegetables to help you eat healthier. As spring returns, many of the farmers' markets will be re-opening soon! Here are few markets you may want to check out in the coming weeks: Pepper Place Saturday Market This lively market on 2nd Avenue South will be...

Add More Veggies into Your Diet for National Nutrition Month®

We are always being told to eat more vegetables. This is because vegetables have many benefits for our health. Vegetables contain essential vitamins and minerals, as well as being high in fiber and low in carbohydrates.  Eating more vegetables is a great way to help control your carbohydrate and caloric intake, while still satisfying your hunger1. The...

Scale Back Alabama

Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a statewide weight-loss contest designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. Since the first contest in 2007, Alabamians have lost more than one million pounds! SBA begins their 10-week annual competitions in mid-January. Whether you register for the competition or not, the SBA website offers...

20-minute meal: Easy seared and steamed fish

Many of us are intimidated by cooking fresh or frozen fish, but this simple technique from the UAB Windows into Wellness blog makes this healthy food both simple to prepare and delicious. Our own staff member, Rebecca Honaker tried out this recipe using frozen Tilapia filets. Tilapia is a great choice for those who don't prefer a strong fishy...

UAB Weight Loss Medicine

Do you need help losing weight and keeping it off? As a participant in UAB Weight Loss Medicine, you will receive a comprehensive evaluation by a UAB Weight Loss Medicine physician who will recommend an individualized weight loss plan tailored to your needs and preferences. The physician will manage your weight loss treatment with team members and other UAB...

Healthier Holidays: tips and events to stay in control

DETAILS USER RATING: TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Corn bread, brownies, chocolate pudding, sweet potato pie... The holiday season often brings challenges for many people living with diabetes. Holidays often mean a change in schedules, travel, and a variety of holiday foods. Here are 3 ways to stay in control over the holidays: 1. Know your numbers! Check your blood sugar as directed...

Recipes for Healthier Holidays

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources

Maintaining a healthy diet can be particularly challenging during the holidays. Portion control and a few modifications to classic holiday recipes can go a long way in keeping your sugar under control over the holidays. Here a few recipes you can try out in the coming holiday season: Country Style Green Beans 1. Place beans, turkey, onion, and...

Diabetes Books and Resources at the Homewood Library

The Homewood Public Library has put together a comprehensive list of their diabetes related books and resources. The list includes cookbooks and diet books, books on exercise, books for teens, and books on diabetes and treatment. These titles below are available for check out at the Homewood Library. If you cannot get to the Homewood Library, you can...

Hikes for Tykes

DETAILS WHERE: Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Every Saturday at 10 am TAGS: Physical Activity, Parks, Events

Beginning at 10 am every Saturday, Hikes for Tykes is a free program provided to visitors of The Birmingham Botanical Gardens. This walk encourages pre-school children and their parents to engage in an outdoor educational adventure. The program is offered in partnership with Fresh Air...

Diabetes on a Budget

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, More, Additional Resources

Written by: John P. Shelley and Rebecca Honaker, BA Reviewed by: April Agne, MPH With the rising costs of prescriptions and everyday supplies, like test strips, taking better care of your diabetes can be an expensive (and overwhelming) goal. Becoming a smarter shopper can go a long way in bringing down those prices, without sacrificing your health. ...

The Delicious Dietician

The Delicious Dietician is a private practice providing one-on-one dietary guidance and easy-to-follow meal plans tailored to your needs. The practice has a program specifically designed for people diagnosed with diabetes that follows their mission of real food for real people. The Delicious Dietician has several locations in Birmingham and Fultondale, as...

Help with Medication Costs

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, More, Additional Resources

Medications can be very expensive. If you are having trouble covering the cost of your medications, here are some ways you may be able to get help.   Talk with your doctor. Let your doctor know that it is difficult to pay for all your medications. They may be able to find alternatives or suggest Patient Assistance Programs for...

Learn with Hoover Public Library

DETAILS WHERE: 200 Municipal Drive   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The Hoover Public Library is open seven days a week: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m, Sunday 2 - 6 p.m. TAGS: More, Libraries

Want to try a new type of exercise? Try a Yoga DVD or Zumba Fitness! Hungry for new recipes? We have many books on healthy cooking like Eating Well's Comfort foods made healthy! Check out Hoover Public Library's very large collection of books, dvd's, audiobooks (including downloadable ebooks and audiobooks) on healthy living and diabetes prevention...

HomeFit Consulting

HomeFit delivers professional health and wellness consulting in the comfort of your own home. We provide customized fitness solutions that adapt to your personal needs. Our team of highly educated and experienced exercise physiologists, dietitians & nutritionists, health/wellness coaches, and support staff are eager to help you reclaim or sustain your...

GRADE: a type 2 diabetes study

Do you have type 2 diabetes? Join the GRADE study to help us find the best long-term treatment for people living with type 2 diabetes. Quick facts about the GRADE study: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with 37 medical...

Be Active, Get Outdoors: Find a park near you!

    There are many wonderful parks in the greater Birmingham-Metro area. Get outdoors and have fun at a new-to-you park today: 1. Red Mountain Park Friends of Red Mountain History Hike Series: Join the Friends of Red Mountain Park Sunday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m. for a FREE History Hike at the Park!  This fun...

Spice it up!

      Try these easy ways to reduce salt and fat when you cook.   Reduce salt1 1. Add less salt. 2. Season your food with herbs and spices instead of salt. - Add oregano & black pepper to green peas or corn - Add lemon & black pepper over mixed...

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. There are many events at the Gardens, some free and others with a fee, check out their calendar! Head over...

Taking Control of Diabetes: How 3 famous women live with diabetes

  By: April Agne, MPH (March 2013) Many women live strong, healthy and happy with diabetes. However, these women struggle day to day like many individuals living diabetes. Here we recognize their stories of struggle, triumph, and strategies to manage their diabetes.  Patti LaBelle, singer/author/actor (age 68, Type 2...

The Farmhouse: Food Integrated Training

  The Farmhouse is a food and lifestyle forum and local market featuring whole and natural foods. Jennifer Cole Conn, of Food Integrated Training, manages the Farmhouse. She is a Certified  Holistic Health Care Professional and Personal Trainer. Jennifer also holds a culinary degree and practices as a Natural Foods Chef and is a member of the...

The Diabetes Bridge Clinic

The Diabetes Bridge Clinic, located in Kirklin Clinic, is the first of its kind in the nation to serve hospitalized patients on an intense insulin regimen. The Diabetes Bridge Clinic helps people go from hospital to home with a continuum of diabetes care. The Clinic is located on the first floor of the Kirklin Clinic. The appointments are made directly...

Vestavia Hills Overeaters Anonymous

The Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church hosts the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Thursdays at 7:00PM. OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA offers a program of recovery from...

Red Crescent Clinic of Alabama

The Red Crescent Clinic of Alabama is a free health clinic and is a collaborative effort by the Birmingham Islamic Society and the Association of Physicians of Pakistani-descent in North America (Alabama chapter). Their mission is to provide high quality primary care services to everyone regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay....

Pilates at Riverchase UMC

Pilates class is offered at Riverchase UMC on Mondays, 8:45 AM, located in Room 37 and Thursday, 5:00 PM, located in the Fireside Room. The cost is $10.00 per class.  

Railroad Park

Railroad park is open 7 am to 11 pm, 7 days per week. There is no cost for park entrance. Participants may choose to walk, jog or bike the 3/4 mile loop around the park. Or join one of the free fitness classes at 6:00 PM Monday - Friday. There is also outdoor gym equipment and two play areas for children with modern playground equipment and climbing dome.

Senior Transportation Services

DETAILS WHERE: 7400 London Avenue, Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Transportation provided to seniors to doctor's appointments in the downtown area on Wednesdays and Thursdays and shopping on Mondays and Tuesdays. You must call the day before to schedule. TAGS: East Lake, Brown Springs, East Lake, Gate City, More, Additional Resources

Senior Transportation Services provides free transportation to patients in the East Lake,  Brown Springs and Gate City areas to doctor's appointments in the downtown area on Wednesdays and Thursdays and shopping on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please call 205-833-3676 for specific transportation information.

Bethesda Life Center

DETAILS WHERE: 321 19th Street, Ensley, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: WHEN: Primary Care Services are Monday - Thursday from 9 AM - 5 PM and Friday from 10 AM - 2 PM TAGS: Ensley, Healthcare, Clinics, Healthy Families, Healthcare

The Bethesda Life Center (TBLC) provides primary health services to residents of Birmingham’s western neighbors. It is the medical home to its patients and its physicians and nurse practitioners serve as “quarterbacks” for their comprehensive care and treatment. It has collaboration agreements with other health care providers to ensure that patients...

Free Health Screening at the Bethesda Life Center

DETAILS WHERE: 321 19th Street, Ensley, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: WHEN: March 12, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. TAGS: Ensley, More, Additional Resources

Join The Bethesda Life Center, Inc., FMS Pharmacy, and Samford's Community Pharmacy Residency Program for a free health screening on March 12, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at The Bethesda Life Center located at 321 19th Street Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35218. Screenings include blood glucose, cholesterol, BMI, and blood pressure. Please call...

Cahaba Valley Health Care

  Cahaba Valley Health Care is a nonprofit organization based in central Alabama dedicated to providing access to quality healthcare for the underserved  communities in Jefferson and Shelby Counties. We have only 8 paid employees. Our screenings and follow up clinics are otherwise staffed by volunteer dentists, dental hygienists,...

UAB EatRight Weight Management Service

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's EatRight Lifestyle Program is a 24-week program designed to help participants lose 1-2 pounds per week. The 24 week program includes 12 weeks of group classes to introduce you to the concepts of EatRight followed by 12 weeks of ongoing support with the EatRight for Life group classes. There is an initial...

Alabaster Family Health Center / Birmingham Health Care

DETAILS WHERE: 395 1st Street SW, Alabaster, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM TAGS: Healthcare, Clinics, Healthy Families, Healthcare

Birmingham Health Care is a non-profit, Community Health Center that has been serving the greater Birmingham area since 1983.  BHC offers a variety of health services at affordable costs to the entire family. Please call 205-212-5790 for additional information or to make an appointment.

Kimberly’s Story: How her small steps changed her life

I said, Oh my goodness, that’s me! Kimberly Geisler vividly remembers staring at her picture in disbelief. There was no denying the truth.  Years of sitting on the couch were catching up with her.  Kimberly was tipping the scale at 225 pounds.  With a family history of diabetes and weight issues, she knew it was time to take action, but...

Marks Village Health Center / Birmingham Health Care

DETAILS WHERE: 7524 Georgia Road, Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Closed for lunch from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM each day TAGS: Woodlawn, Healthcare, Clinics, Healthy Families, Healthcare

Birmingham Health Care is a non-profit, Community Health Center that has been serving the greater Birmingham area since 1983.  BHC offers a variety of health services at affordable costs to the entire family. For more information or to make an appointment please call  205-212-5700.

Small steps to a healthier you!

The beginning of a new year is a great starting point to get on a path to a healthier you! “A healthful lifestyle is easier than you might think. The path to good health isn't the same for everyone and yours may change over time. Take small steps that are right for you, one at a time. Every step adds up, so you’ll reach your health goals before you know...

Birmingham Health Care

Birmingham Health Care is a non-profit, Community Health Center that has been serving the greater Birmingham area since 1983. BHC offers a variety of health services at affordable costs to the entire family. Medical Services provided at Birmingham Health Care (BHC) include urgent and primary care. BHC provides comprehensive diagnostic and preventive medical...

Ensley Park Recreation Center Line Dance Class

DETAILS WHERE: 2800 Avenue K, Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7 pm TAGS: Ensley, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Ensley Park Recreation Center is a City of  Birmingham Recreation Center. The Ensley Park Center offers a free line dancing class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm to 7 pm. Please call to confirm times.

Insulindependence Birmingham Chapter

The Insulindependence (IN) Birmingham Chapter is led by IN Captain Mason Cross. IN events are community fitness gatherings led by IN chapter leaders. The goal is to create fun and interactive environments that inspire participants to stay fit with help from their peers. Whether a person is living with  diabetes,or simply wants to be involved, our...

UAB Family and Community Medicine

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's (UAB) Family and Community Medicine offers a range of health services for the entire family, providing primary care to people of all ages, from young children to adults to elderly members of the family. We encourage patients to play an active role in their healthcare and to take responsibility for their health by...

The Amelia Center

The Amelia Center specializes in serving children, teenagers, and young adults (age 19-21) grieving the death of a loved one and parents or grandparents grieving the loss of a child. The Amelia Center is a comprehensive grief counseling center that provides individual and family counseling to children and teens who have experienced a death, or to adults who...

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center offers numerous mental health services. They include the following: 1. Evaluation Clinic - Evaluation Clinic is the entry way to services here and the point at which eligibility for continued treatment is determined for persons that meet criteria for serious mental illness, which include functional...

ImWel: Improving Weight Loss

Tired of the Weight? *Are you or someone you know overweight and interested in losing weight? *Are you at least 21 years old? *Are you in overall good health? *Are you available for study-related visits over the next 16 months? If you answered YES, you may qualify to participate in ImWel, a weight loss...

UAB Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic

Backed by the cutting edge research of UAB's Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Center (MCDC), the MCDC brings together the particular skills and experience of a number of health professionals to provide complete and individualized care. During the clinic visit, patients are evaluated by the Registered Dietician/Certified Diabetes Educator,...

Yoga at Pilgrim Church

The Pilgrim Church, a United Church of Christ, offers yoga classes that are open to the community on Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

Kid Fit Camp – Levite Jewish Community Center

The Levite Jewish Community Center (LJCC) offers KidFit, a fitness & health camp to for children in grades 1 to 7. In 2012, camp was held from 9:00 - 3:30 PM for one week.  KidFit Camp works to improve your child's fitness, speed, agility, flexibility andstrength while gaining confidence and building self-esteem. KidFit Camp has running and jumping...

Faith Chapel Christian Storehouse

Faith Chapel Christian Storehouse's goal is to meet the physical needs of those we serve by providing nutritional food and adequate clothing while giving a message of hope and love. Food is distributed every 3rd Saturday from 10a – 12p at the Faith Chapel Zeal building.    If this is your first time to receive groceries, we will ask you to fill out a...

Basketball at The Refiner’s House

The Refiner's House is a church that has an activity center.  Men meet on Thursdays at 7:00 - 9:00 PM for pick up basketball. Please call to confirm time and schedule.

Nutrition Study to Prevent Diabetes in Women

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Nutrition Sciences invites women to participate in a nutrition study. You may qualify if: You are a Women You are 19-45 or 50-70 years old You are a non-smoker You have blood sugar in the normal or “pre-diabetes” range You are...

Heart Disease & Diabetes Study in Healthy Women

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Nutrition Sciences invites healthy women to participate in a study. The purpose of the CVD study is to look at why some people are at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes. You may qualify if: You are a Women You are 19-45 or 50-70 years old You do NOT...

Diabetes Education Classes at Ken Glover Drug

Glover Drug in Dora can fill your prescriptions pharmacy and deliver to your home. They also  offer free Diabetes Education Classes. Classes for 2013 are on January 17th, April 18th, July 18th, and October 25th. Call them today for more information.

Diabetes Education Classes at Ken Glover Drug

Glover Drug in Dora can fill your prescriptions pharmacy and deliver to your home. They also  offer free Diabetes Education Classes. Classes for 2013 are on January 17th, April 18th, July 18th, and October 25th. Call them today for more information.

Jones Valley Urban Farm Community Garden at Park Place

In 2007, the founders of Jones Valley Teaching Farm transformed three and a half acres of vacant downtown property into a budding urban oasis, driven by the singular vision of making our community a healthier place. Jones Valley has numerous programs that focus on bringing students and teachers to learn on their urban teaching farm. You can buy produce from...

Sumiton Senior Center

The Sumiton Senior Center is located on Bryan Road between highway 78 and Main Street Sumiton. Occasionally, the senior center is visited by a pharmacist. A hospice nurse also visits quarterly. Please call more information.

Zumba at Lakeside Baptist Church

Zumba is offered at Lakeside Baptist Church. Classes are Tuesdays at 7:00pm and Fridays at 9:45am. Please contact Giselle Glays for more information.

Zumba at New Bethlehem Baptist Church

New Bethlehem Baptist Church offers Zumba classes taught by a certified instructor. Zumba classes meet every Tuesday from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Please contact the church to confirm class schedule.

Day Camp at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

St. Vincent’s 119 Health and Wellness Center will once again offer summer day camp for children ages 6 – 12 at our state of the art fitness facility. We offer care from 7:30am – 5:30pm, with our primary activities taking place between 8am and 4:30pm. Contact Dan Loden for updated 2013 camp details.

Western Health Center

DETAILS WHERE: 1700 Avenue E. Ensley, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Ensley

The West End Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

West End Health Center

The West End Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Morris Health Center

The Morris Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Central Health Center

The Central Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Bessemer Health Center

The Bessemer Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Eastern Health Center

The Eastern Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Hoover Senior Center

The Hoover Senior Center opened in 2007. The Center offers a variety of programs for seniors including exercise classes and other special events. The Center is the perfect place to meet others, enjoy a good cup of coffee and participate in activities. The Center offers a creative arts room, 2 multipurpose rooms, a kitchen, a lounge, a large sunroom that...

Riverchase Sports Park

Riverchase Park is a City of Hoover park. This is a 17-acre park with four lighted soccer fields, pavilion, restrooms and parking.

Red Mountain Park

Red Mountain Park  is located in the southwest corner of Birmingham.  The park is situated on 1,200 acres, extending approximately 4.5 miles east-to-west along Red Mountain. Red Mountain Park offers free trail hiking from 7 am - dusk every day of the week.  

Southeastern Diabetes Education Services

SDES provides residential and day camps for children living with diabetes (ages birth - 17 years) and their family members, as well as Community Family Events throughout the year in 8 communities in Alabama including Birmingham. Each program has a fee, but scholarships are available for our camp programs based on financial need. SDES is the only...

Food Pantry at Southside Baptist Church

The Food Pantry at Southside Baptist Church gives food out on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:00 AM. They are not accepting new clients until January 2013. Please call them for further information.

Alabama Farmers Market

DETAILS WHERE: 344 Finley Avenue West   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The summer hours for the markets are 24 hrs a day, most vendors are open 7 days a week 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and farmers come in 24 hours a day. During off-season the market is still open 24/7, however the vendors are open 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours may vary. For more information, please contact the Market. TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

Fresh fruits and vegetables are sold here. During the summer, most vendors are open 7 days a week  5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  In the off-season, the market is still open  however, the vendors are open 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Hours may vary.  For more information, please contact the Market.

Upcoming Events:

Red Mountain Park

DETAILS WHERE: 2011 Frankfurt Drive   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Hike Dates: October 18th, November 15th, January 17th, February 21st, March 20th and April 17th. TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Parks, Events

Friends of Red Mountain Park Hike Series is ready to kick off its third consecutive year of hiking, exploring, learning and discovering! Join us for FREE guided trail hikes at Red Mountain Park every third Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM. Each hike will offer a unique look into the history, nature and exciting plans for a signature urban green space. All...

Connect with others: Cooper Green Diabetes Support Group

Cooper Green Mercy Health System offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group Meeting. The Support Group meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:00-10:00 am in the 2nd floor Cafeteria. These support groups are great time to learn more about staying healthy and to hear from others about their experiences with diabetes. In April, Debbie...

Cullman Adult Diabetes Support Group

Have you been diagnosed with Adult Diabetes? If you would like to learn more about Adult Diabetes, join the Adult Diabetes Support Group at Cullman Regional Medical Center. This group is led by Certified Diabetes Educators, Lisa Ellard, CRNP, CDE and Kim Addison, RD, CDE who have been assisting diabetic patients for more than 20 years. This group meets...

Library Yoga

DETAILS WHERE: 1721 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: May 15, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Jun 5, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Jun 19, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Jul 10, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Jul 17, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Aug 7, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Aug 21, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Sep 11, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Sep 25, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon)Oct 2, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Oct 16, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Nov 6, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Nov 13, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Dec 4, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon) Dec 11, 2017: 10 am - 11 am (Mon), Monday, May 15 2017 - Monday, December 11 2017 TAGS: Physical Activity, Exercise Classes, Healthy Families, Family-Friendly Activities

Join us for yoga  at Homewood Public Library. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India. Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome. No registration required, but please bring your own mat.

Yoga for Cancer Survivors at Embody Practice Center

DETAILS WHERE: 3918 Montclair Road, Suite 100   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jul 5, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Jul 6, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Jul 12, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Jul 13, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Jul 19, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Jul 20, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Jul 26, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Jul 27, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Aug 2, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Aug 3, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Aug 9, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Aug 10, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Aug 16, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Aug 17, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Aug 23, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Aug 24, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Aug 30, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Aug 31, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Sep 6, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Sep 7, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Sep 13, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Sep 14, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Sep 20, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Sep 21, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Sep 27, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Sep 28, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Oct 4, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Oct 5, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Oct 11, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Oct 12, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Oct 18, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Oct 19, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Oct 25, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Oct 26, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Nov 1, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Nov 2, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Nov 8, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Nov 9, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Nov 15, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Nov 16, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Nov 22, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Nov 23, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Nov 29, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Nov 30, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Dec 6, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Dec 7, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Dec 13, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Dec 14, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu) Dec 20, 2017: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (Wed) Dec 21, 2017: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Thu), Wednesday, July 5 2017 - Thursday, December 21 2017 TAGS: Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Join UAB's Comprehensive Cancer Center and Suzanne Graham for a flowing sequence of supported yoga postures, breath work, and meditation designed to help manage the side effects and stress of cancer. Restorative Yoga is a gentle, relaxing practice that provides an effective way to: reduce stress, manage treatment side effects, relieve pain, regain health...

Restorative Yoga

DETAILS WHERE: 3918 Montclair Road, Suite 100 Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jul 9, 2017: 10 am - 12 pm (Sun) Aug 6, 2017: 10 am - 12 pm (Sun) Sep 17, 2017: 10 am - 12 pm (Sun), Sunday, July 9 2017 - Sunday, September 17 2017 TAGS: Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Rest & Renew: Restorative Yoga with Lauren Rae Brown Select Sunday mornings monthly 10am-noon July 9, Aug 6, Sept 17 Find yourself snug and supported by blankets and props, learning and experiencing how to rest, recover, and renew with a full two hour session of Restorative Yoga.  Gentle massage provided during your pose-work will help deepen...

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Alabama Farmers Market

DETAILS WHERE: 344 Finley Avenue W Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The summer hours for the markets are 24 hrs a day, most vendors are open 7 days a week 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and farmers come in 24 hours a day. During off-season the market is still open 24/7, however the vendors are open 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

If you enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of an old-fashioned farmers’ market and cooking with the very fresh and best produce and ingredients, then you must shop at the Alabama Farmers Market located at 344 Finley Avenue West in Jefferson County. Owned and managed by the Jefferson County Truck Growers Association, Alabama Farmers Market is both a...

Wednesday Walk & Talk

DETAILS WHERE: 200 Municipal Drive Hoover, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jul 13, 2016: 8:30 am - 9:30 am (Wed) Jul 20, 2016: 8:30 am - 9:30 am (Wed) Jul 27, 2016: 8:30 am - 9:30 am (Wed) TAGS: Physical Activity, Walking Clubs, Physical Activity, free

During this year, the Adult Summer Reading events at Hoover Public Library are focusing on health and fitness. Join them each Wednesday from July 13th - July 27 to log some steps and chat about books, movies and more during an easy stroll around Howard Lake before the library opens. The walk begins at and ends at the library.

Mary’s Food and Fashion

In interviewing Doris Smith, she gave a lot of informative information. She operates a Non - Profit Organization that is in need of funding. This organization has brought so much hope to the community. They have clothed the needy, gave funding to those that were in need. As well as been there for the elderly that could not help themselves. Mrs. Smith hopes...

Mary’s Food and Fashion

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Road 59 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens, More, Additional Resources

Mary’s Food & Fashion is a small place with a big heart. They provide hot meals for select seniors 3 days a week. That is not all Mary’s Food and Fashion does for the community. She supplies clothes at affordable prices and serves a wide variety of healthy meals 4 days a week to the community. Mary's plays a big part in this community and is...

McWilliams Kountry Market

DETAILS WHERE: 141 highway 21 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: WHEN: The market is open Monday thru Saturday 5am- 9pm Sunday 7am-5pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

McWilliams Kountry Market is designed to meet the needs of the community. This store has all your needs so you will not have to travel far. Mc Williams Kountry Market also has a local postal service, prepared meals for those that has special needs as well as those that are trying to watch their weight. If you want a great healthy meal come visit the...

Mr. Johnny’s Garden & Gift Shop

DETAILS WHERE: 7 Claiborne Street   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm. TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

              Mr. Johnny's Garden & Gift Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm. Mr. Johnny's offers farm raised fruit and vegetables. Mr. Johnny's is a great place to shop when you are looking for fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and canned items as well. Also a small gift shop is...

Ana Marie Food Pantry

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Rd 59   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Mon 1-3p Wed 1-3 Thurs 9-2:30p TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources, More, Additional Resources, More, free

This is a food pantry open Mondays and Wednesday from 1:00pm-3:00pm and Thursdays from 9:00am-2:30m. Pantry is open to anyone needs food on weekly basis. Also, monetary assistance is available monthly for heat up to $100. These services are available only to residents of Pineapple, AL. Please call Ana Marie or Sister Pat with any additional questions...

Zumba at Railroad Park

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 1st Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM TAGS: Central City, Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Zumba at Railroad Park is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It blends easy Latin dance moves with aerobic steps. The class is fun, energizing, and easy to follow. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Participants will meet up on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Please arrive 15 minutes early to...

Mommy and Me Time Fitness

Mommy and Me Time Fitness offers a variety of fitness classes for Moms.  Prenatal and Postnatal fitness, Mommy & Me Bootcamp, Mommy Fit, Zumba and Pilates.  Moms, Moms To Be, and even Grandmas, of all fitness levels, and children of all ages are welcome! The class schedule is :  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:20am in Homewood Tuesday...

Zumba at Ensley Park Recreation Center

DETAILS WHERE: 2800 Avenue K   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: 6 to 7pm TAGS: Ensley, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Ensley Park Recreation Center offers zumba classes every Monday and Wednesday from 6 pm to 7 pm for a fee of $3.

Learn with Hoover Public Library

DETAILS WHERE: 200 Municipal Drive   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The Hoover Public Library is open seven days a week: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m, Sunday 2 - 6 p.m. TAGS: More, Libraries

Want to try a new type of exercise? Try a Yoga DVD or Zumba Fitness! Hungry for new recipes? We have many books on healthy cooking like Eating Well's Comfort foods made healthy! Check out Hoover Public Library's very large collection of books, dvd's, audiobooks (including downloadable ebooks and audiobooks) on healthy living and diabetes prevention...

HomeFit Consulting

HomeFit delivers professional health and wellness consulting in the comfort of your own home. We provide customized fitness solutions that adapt to your personal needs. Our team of highly educated and experienced exercise physiologists, dietitians & nutritionists, health/wellness coaches, and support staff are eager to help you reclaim or sustain your...

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. There are many events at the Gardens, some free and others with a fee, check out their calendar! Head over...

Railroad Park

Railroad park is open 7 am to 11 pm, 7 days per week. There is no cost for park entrance. Participants may choose to walk, jog or bike the 3/4 mile loop around the park. Or join one of the free fitness classes at 6:00 PM Monday - Friday. There is also outdoor gym equipment and two play areas for children with modern playground equipment and climbing dome.

Senior Transportation Services

DETAILS WHERE: 7400 London Avenue, Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Transportation provided to seniors to doctor's appointments in the downtown area on Wednesdays and Thursdays and shopping on Mondays and Tuesdays. You must call the day before to schedule. TAGS: East Lake, Brown Springs, East Lake, Gate City, More, Additional Resources

Senior Transportation Services provides free transportation to patients in the East Lake,  Brown Springs and Gate City areas to doctor's appointments in the downtown area on Wednesdays and Thursdays and shopping on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please call 205-833-3676 for specific transportation information.

Bethesda Life Center

DETAILS WHERE: 321 19th Street, Ensley, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: WHEN: Primary Care Services are Monday - Thursday from 9 AM - 5 PM and Friday from 10 AM - 2 PM TAGS: Ensley, Healthcare, Clinics, Healthy Families, Healthcare

The Bethesda Life Center (TBLC) provides primary health services to residents of Birmingham’s western neighbors. It is the medical home to its patients and its physicians and nurse practitioners serve as “quarterbacks” for their comprehensive care and treatment. It has collaboration agreements with other health care providers to ensure that patients...

Alabaster Family Health Center / Birmingham Health Care

DETAILS WHERE: 395 1st Street SW, Alabaster, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM TAGS: Healthcare, Clinics, Healthy Families, Healthcare

Birmingham Health Care is a non-profit, Community Health Center that has been serving the greater Birmingham area since 1983.  BHC offers a variety of health services at affordable costs to the entire family. Please call 205-212-5790 for additional information or to make an appointment.

Marks Village Health Center / Birmingham Health Care

DETAILS WHERE: 7524 Georgia Road, Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Closed for lunch from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM each day TAGS: Woodlawn, Healthcare, Clinics, Healthy Families, Healthcare

Birmingham Health Care is a non-profit, Community Health Center that has been serving the greater Birmingham area since 1983.  BHC offers a variety of health services at affordable costs to the entire family. For more information or to make an appointment please call  205-212-5700.

Birmingham Health Care

Birmingham Health Care is a non-profit, Community Health Center that has been serving the greater Birmingham area since 1983. BHC offers a variety of health services at affordable costs to the entire family. Medical Services provided at Birmingham Health Care (BHC) include urgent and primary care. BHC provides comprehensive diagnostic and preventive medical...

UAB Family and Community Medicine

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's (UAB) Family and Community Medicine offers a range of health services for the entire family, providing primary care to people of all ages, from young children to adults to elderly members of the family. We encourage patients to play an active role in their healthcare and to take responsibility for their health by...

The Amelia Center

The Amelia Center specializes in serving children, teenagers, and young adults (age 19-21) grieving the death of a loved one and parents or grandparents grieving the loss of a child. The Amelia Center is a comprehensive grief counseling center that provides individual and family counseling to children and teens who have experienced a death, or to adults who...

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center offers numerous mental health services. They include the following: 1. Evaluation Clinic - Evaluation Clinic is the entry way to services here and the point at which eligibility for continued treatment is determined for persons that meet criteria for serious mental illness, which include functional...

UAB Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic

Backed by the cutting edge research of UAB's Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Center (MCDC), the MCDC brings together the particular skills and experience of a number of health professionals to provide complete and individualized care. During the clinic visit, patients are evaluated by the Registered Dietician/Certified Diabetes Educator,...

Kid Fit Camp – Levite Jewish Community Center

The Levite Jewish Community Center (LJCC) offers KidFit, a fitness & health camp to for children in grades 1 to 7. In 2012, camp was held from 9:00 - 3:30 PM for one week.  KidFit Camp works to improve your child's fitness, speed, agility, flexibility andstrength while gaining confidence and building self-esteem. KidFit Camp has running and jumping...

Diabetes Education Classes at Ken Glover Drug

Glover Drug in Dora can fill your prescriptions pharmacy and deliver to your home. They also  offer free Diabetes Education Classes. Classes for 2013 are on January 17th, April 18th, July 18th, and October 25th. Call them today for more information.

Diabetes Education Classes at Ken Glover Drug

Glover Drug in Dora can fill your prescriptions pharmacy and deliver to your home. They also  offer free Diabetes Education Classes. Classes for 2013 are on January 17th, April 18th, July 18th, and October 25th. Call them today for more information.

Jones Valley Urban Farm Community Garden at Park Place

In 2007, the founders of Jones Valley Teaching Farm transformed three and a half acres of vacant downtown property into a budding urban oasis, driven by the singular vision of making our community a healthier place. Jones Valley has numerous programs that focus on bringing students and teachers to learn on their urban teaching farm. You can buy produce from...

Sumiton Senior Center

The Sumiton Senior Center is located on Bryan Road between highway 78 and Main Street Sumiton. Occasionally, the senior center is visited by a pharmacist. A hospice nurse also visits quarterly. Please call more information.

Day Camp at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

St. Vincent’s 119 Health and Wellness Center will once again offer summer day camp for children ages 6 – 12 at our state of the art fitness facility. We offer care from 7:30am – 5:30pm, with our primary activities taking place between 8am and 4:30pm. Contact Dan Loden for updated 2013 camp details.

Western Health Center

DETAILS WHERE: 1700 Avenue E. Ensley, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Ensley

The West End Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

West End Health Center

The West End Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Morris Health Center

The Morris Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Central Health Center

The Central Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Bessemer Health Center

The Bessemer Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Eastern Health Center

The Eastern Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Hoover Senior Center

The Hoover Senior Center opened in 2007. The Center offers a variety of programs for seniors including exercise classes and other special events. The Center is the perfect place to meet others, enjoy a good cup of coffee and participate in activities. The Center offers a creative arts room, 2 multipurpose rooms, a kitchen, a lounge, a large sunroom that...

Riverchase Sports Park

Riverchase Park is a City of Hoover park. This is a 17-acre park with four lighted soccer fields, pavilion, restrooms and parking.

Red Mountain Park

Red Mountain Park  is located in the southwest corner of Birmingham.  The park is situated on 1,200 acres, extending approximately 4.5 miles east-to-west along Red Mountain. Red Mountain Park offers free trail hiking from 7 am - dusk every day of the week.  

Alabama Farmers Market

DETAILS WHERE: 344 Finley Avenue West   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The summer hours for the markets are 24 hrs a day, most vendors are open 7 days a week 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and farmers come in 24 hours a day. During off-season the market is still open 24/7, however the vendors are open 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours may vary. For more information, please contact the Market. TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens

Fresh fruits and vegetables are sold here. During the summer, most vendors are open 7 days a week  5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  In the off-season, the market is still open  however, the vendors are open 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Hours may vary.  For more information, please contact the Market.

Family Guidance Center of Alabama

DETAILS WHERE: 234 Aquarius Drive Suite 118   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Every Monday and Thursday TAGS: Healthy Families, Support Groups for Families and Children

Free Parenting Classes with a wonderful topic " How does your child grow". These classes are designed to help you understand yourself and your child or children. The classes are offered on Monday's from 12:00 until 1:00 pm  and Thursday's 11:00 am until 12:00 pm. Also if you attend 7 sessions you will receive a certificate of completion.

Roebuck Positive Parenting Group (PPG) at The Exchange Club Family Skill Center

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups that meet weekly. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers. Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in...

Yoga at Railroad Park

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 1st Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Thursdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM TAGS: Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

YOGA AT RAILROAD PARK is a form of exercise that strengthens and tones the body, promoting balance and flexibility, while quieting the mind. Yoga is for the beginning as well as advanced student. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Participants will meet up in The Meadow on Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM....

Free Line Dancing Class at Harrison Park Recreation Center

Visit Harrison Park Recreation Center for FREE line dancing classes on Thursdays at 7 pm!

Vestavia Hills Overeaters Anonymous

The Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church hosts the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Thursdays at 7:00PM. OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA offers a program of recovery from...

Pilates at Riverchase UMC

Pilates class is offered at Riverchase UMC on Mondays, 8:45 AM, located in Room 37 and Thursday, 5:00 PM, located in the Fireside Room. The cost is $10.00 per class.  

Ensley Park Recreation Center Line Dance Class

DETAILS WHERE: 2800 Avenue K, Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7 pm TAGS: Ensley, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Ensley Park Recreation Center is a City of  Birmingham Recreation Center. The Ensley Park Center offers a free line dancing class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm to 7 pm. Please call to confirm times.

Yoga at Pilgrim Church

The Pilgrim Church, a United Church of Christ, offers yoga classes that are open to the community on Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

Basketball at The Refiner’s House

The Refiner's House is a church that has an activity center.  Men meet on Thursdays at 7:00 - 9:00 PM for pick up basketball. Please call to confirm time and schedule.

Happy Feet Fridays at Railroad Park

HAPPY FEET FRIDAYS! at Railroad Park. Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in you. Happy Feet Friday will teach you proper walk/run techniques to maximize your current fitness goals. Walking is safe and simple way to be...

Zumba at Lakeside Baptist Church

Zumba is offered at Lakeside Baptist Church. Classes are Tuesdays at 7:00pm and Fridays at 9:45am. Please contact Giselle Glays for more information.

Urban Cookhouse Homewood Farmers Market

DETAILS WHERE: 1604 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jul 9, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 16, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 23, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Jul 30, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Aug 6, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Aug 13, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) Aug 20, 2016: 8 am - 12 pm (Sat) TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens, Healthy Eating, healthy, free

Since June 2010, the Urban Cookhouse has hosted the farmer's markets. While featuring local vendors, live music, and kid-friendly activities, the Urban Cookhouse serves food made from locally sourced produce.  Every Saturday from June 18th to August 20th the market will be open at the former skateboard pad and Homewood Central Park.  

Downtown Positive Parenting Group (PPG) at The Exchange Club Family Skill Center

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups that meet weekly. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers. Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in...

East Lake Market

East Lake Farmer's Market will be open every Saturday 8 am- 12 pm  from May 3 through October 11 at the corner of 2nd Avenue South and 78th Street South. You can get fresh produce from local farmers all summer long with East Lake Fresh Market Baskets. The items are all purchased from our local farmers and the selection will be whatever is currently in...

Family Yoga Series at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Enjoy this unique opportunity for healthy fun with the family in the gardens. This energetic class will incorporate individual and partner yoga poses for strength and balance, plus breathing exercises to help foster calm and focus. Our garden inspired crafts will assist in cooling the mind and body. For ages 3 and up. Classes are every Saturday at 9 am from...

Hikes for Tykes

DETAILS WHERE: Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Every Saturday at 10 am TAGS: Physical Activity, Parks, Events

Beginning at 10 am every Saturday, Hikes for Tykes is a free program provided to visitors of The Birmingham Botanical Gardens. This walk encourages pre-school children and their parents to engage in an outdoor educational adventure. The program is offered in partnership with Fresh Air...

The Farmhouse: Food Integrated Training

  The Farmhouse is a food and lifestyle forum and local market featuring whole and natural foods. Jennifer Cole Conn, of Food Integrated Training, manages the Farmhouse. She is a Certified  Holistic Health Care Professional and Personal Trainer. Jennifer also holds a culinary degree and practices as a Natural Foods Chef and is a member of the...

Body Changing

DETAILS WHERE: 1224 Old Springville Rd Birmingham, Alabama   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jul 10, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) Jul 17, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) Jul 24, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) Jul 31, 2016: 4 pm (Sun) TAGS: Healthy Eating, Classes + Lectures

Provides informal support in reaching healthy weight goals. Nutritional and exercise information is available, but no specific diet or plan is preferred. Provides a forum for discussion of common obstacles, healthy recipes, encouragement, and successful tips.

Red Crescent Clinic of Alabama

The Red Crescent Clinic of Alabama is a free health clinic and is a collaborative effort by the Birmingham Islamic Society and the Association of Physicians of Pakistani-descent in North America (Alabama chapter). Their mission is to provide high quality primary care services to everyone regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay....

Insulindependence Birmingham Chapter

The Insulindependence (IN) Birmingham Chapter is led by IN Captain Mason Cross. IN events are community fitness gatherings led by IN chapter leaders. The goal is to create fun and interactive environments that inspire participants to stay fit with help from their peers. Whether a person is living with  diabetes,or simply wants to be involved, our...

Smithfield Positive Parenting Group (PPG) at The Exchange Club Family Skill Center

DETAILS WHERE: 1-8 Avenue West Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Meets Mondays from 11am-12pm at Smithfield Library TAGS: Pratt, Greater Birmingham Area, Healthy Families, Support Groups for Families and Children

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups that meet weekly. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers. Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in...

Railroad Park’s Get Healthy Crunk Fitness

DETAILS WHERE: Railroad Park 1600 1st Ave S Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday nights from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. TAGS: Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Crunk Fitness, 6:00 pm-7:00pm Monday nights at Railroad Park, is a fun, high-energy, hip-hop dance workout for all levels. It involves a combination of basic aerobics movements and funky hip-hop dance moves, broken down so anyone can do it. You can tone up-lose weight, transform your body, and have a blast! GET HEALTHY participants will receive top-level...

SMART Recovery Birmingham Meeting

DETAILS WHERE: 4126 Autumn Lane Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Effective 09.24.2015, our Thursday 8 pm SMART Recovery Birmingham Meeting at 401 Beacon Parkway West has been dissolved. We will change locations and offer a Thursday Meeting from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at The Moore Institute (the same location as our regular Tuesday Meeting) at 4126 Autumn Lane in Vestavia/Cahaba Heights beginning on Thursday 10.01.2015. TAGS: Support + Education, Support Groups

SMART Recovery Birmingham helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. Join us at The Moore Institute, Thursday...

Exchange Club Family Skills Center

DETAILS WHERE: 2300 10th Court South   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Every Tuesday from 6:30 -7:30 pm TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Healthy Families, Support Groups for Families and Children

Our main goal is to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect. We can achieve this by attending the weekly class held every Tuesday from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. The class targets issues important to parents with children ages 10- 17 yrs.old only. I know if we work together we can make a difference.

Southside Teen Positive Parenting Group (PPG) at The Exchange Club Family Skill Center

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups that meet weekly. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers. Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in...

Columbiana Positive Parenting Group (PPG) at The Exchange Club Family Skill Center Copy

DETAILS WHERE: 1-8 Avenue West Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Meets Tuesdays from 10am-11am Shelby County DHR TAGS: Pratt, Greater Birmingham Area, Healthy Families, Support Groups for Families and Children

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups that meet weekly. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers. Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in...

Get Healthy with Bootcamp at Railroad Park

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 1st Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM TAGS: Central City, Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Bootcamp at Railroad Park is the class you will love to hate. By using just your body weight, this workout routine will help tone muscles, build endurance, and boost metabolism. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. You will be required to sign-in each time you...

Zumba at New Bethlehem Baptist Church

New Bethlehem Baptist Church offers Zumba classes taught by a certified instructor. Zumba classes meet every Tuesday from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Please contact the church to confirm class schedule.

Food Pantry at Southside Baptist Church

The Food Pantry at Southside Baptist Church gives food out on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:00 AM. They are not accepting new clients until January 2013. Please call them for further information.

Online and Other Unscheduled Resources:

24/7, 365 days of the year. Diabetes doesn’t stop. Neither should you.

Every day you make an extraordinary effort to manage your diabetes. Here are some resources to help you work toward your goals:   1. Support Groups: Talk about managing diabetes at Oasis Women's Counseling Center, FMS Pharmacy Free Support Group, Cooper Green Health System's Support Groups and more.   2. Healthy Eating: Learn new recipes...

Diabetes 24/7

Diabetes 24/7 is a personal health record that allows you to manage your diabetes and share valuable health information with others on your health care team. This application integrates with Microsoft's HealthVault, which allows you to securely import data from your doctor, pharmacy or laboratory and share the data with anyone you choose, such as your...

Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park

The Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park honors Birmingham native and Temptations lead singer Eddie Kendrick, who traveled the world but never forgot his Alabama roots. Sculpted by Ronald Scott McDowell, the Kendrick statue captures for eternity the magic moves of his Motown music. Inlaid in a granite backdrop behind Kendrick, the four other Temptations energize...

Lakeside Park

Lakeside Park is located on 65 acres adjacent to the Pell City Civic Center. Picnic areas are available under the trees at no charge. Pavilions with individual restrooms are priced below. The fee to launch a boat is $3.00. There are several walking trails, including a paved 1.1 mile non motorized trail through the wooded section of the park. Many fishing...

Railroad Park

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as "Birmingham's Living Room," Railroad Park provides a...

Kelly Ingram Park

Kelly Ingram Park is a four acre park located in between 16th and 17th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenue North in the Birmingham's Civil Rights District. The park, just outside the doors of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, served as a central staging ground for large-scale demonstrations during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. First known as West...

Montgomery State Farmer’s Market

The Montgomery State Farmer's Market is open to the public! It carries a wide range of fruits and vegetables. The market is located beside the Garriett Coliseum. This market is open Monday thru Sunday from 7am-5pm.

Big Unk’s Fresh Produce

Big Unk's Fresh Produce is always open to the public they offer a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables . Monday thru Sunday 7am-5pm They are located right beside the Winn Dixie grocery store.

Moton’s Farmers Market

Moton's Farmer's Market is located across from Travis Gas station. The Market is open  Monday thru Saturday call to check hours of service. Moton Farmer's Market has a wide selection of fresh vegetables and fruit at an awesome price. Come and see us at Moton's  Farmer's Market you will not be disappointed.

Hopewell Youth Ministry

The Hopewell Youth Ministry Summer Feeding Program is seasonal open June thru August. Hours of service is  Monday to Thursday from 7a-3pm. This program is open to the public it is for the children ages 4-18.This program also offer a summer childcare program as well. The program will be responsible for your children durning that time.  

Comprehensive Diabetes Education at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

If you have diabetes or are at risk, this seminar is a must.  A physician’s referral is required, and pre-assessments given preceding the class date.  To register, please call 205-939-7248.

FREE Community Grief Support Services

Community Grief Support Services (CGSS) is a safe place where people grieving the death of a loved one can find hope and healing and meet with others who have had this experience and understand. Together they learn how to regain control of their lives in an environment of care, comfort and healing. CGSS offers grief support in the form of private...

Community Education South

This is a Senior Citizen Symposium that will address common health care issues of the elderly to include Diabetes, Hypertension and Stress Management. Widowhood, Medicare/Medicaid coverage and approaches to promote optimal holistic wellness are incorporated to establish health compliance. A physician/practitioner will present changes that normally occur...

The Farm Stand at UAB

Now supported by Boozer Farms, the Farm Stand brings the best local and regional fruits and vegetables to UAB's Healthcare System.  Business opened on April 7th and will continue through October 28th. Their schedule this year:

Relieving Stress During the Holiday Season

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  The Holiday season is finally here and I’m sure you are all excited to be spending time with family and friends. Preparing for these memorable times, though, can be stressful. Here are a few tips to keep your holiday season organized and stress free: 1)  Skip the junk food: eat wholesome foods instead like fruits,...

Local Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

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Here is a list of local agencies that can assist with food, and other needs: Community Kitchens (Soup Kitchen) 1024 12th St. S Birmingham, AL phone: (205)-251-3569 Lunch 7 days/week Sixth Ave Baptist Church ( Food Pantry) 337 10th Ave. SW Birmingham, AL 35211 phone :...

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

   The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is an amazing organization that collects food donations and distributes them to local food pantries and soup kitchens in the central Alabama area. The Food Bank also has some of its own programs that work directly with people in need. One of these programs is called the Mobile Pantry program....

National Depression Screening Day

  Holidays are a stressful time of the year. Many of us travel, have friends or family visit, and spend more money than usual. These stressors can impact our mental health. Mental health is often something that is overlooked but it is just as important as your physical health. One of the most common mental health issues is depression....

Depression resources in the Birmingham area

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, it's important to seek help.   Listed below are a few resources in the Birmingham area for those affected by depression or other mental health problems:   Support Group for those with Depression or Bipolar Disorder (Free) What? – This support group...

4 Simple Tips For Healthier Tailgating

Football season is finally here. There is nothing more fun than tailgating with your friends and family.   Here are some tips to make sure that you can enjoy tailgating this year while staying healthy:   1) Offer to bring something yourself. This way you will be guaranteed to have a healthy option available. Some...

Hearty Lean Chili Recipe

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Tail-gating season is finally here and there will be many tempting sweets and treats around. For a healthier alternative, try this healthy chili recipe out: Hearty Lean Chili              Serves: 12    Size: 1 cup (217  g) Ingredients 1 pound 95% lean ground beef or lean ground...

Healthy Fall Recipes

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Fall is finally here and I’m sure we are all excited to get out of the heat and enter into some cooler weather. Here are some healthy fall meals to keep you and your family happy this fall season: Slow Cooker Pork with Walnuts and Apples   (serves 8)         serving size- 4 ounces of meat                    ...

Jones Valley Teaching Farm: a school-based food and nutrition education program

September is childhood obesity month and it is important to introduce healthy foods to our kids, encouraging a more healthy lifestyle early on. The Jones Valley Teaching Farm does exactly this through their Good School Foods program. In 2012, building on the framework of the urban farm, Jones Valley Teaching Farm brought together a team of educators,...

Shop smarter: Tips on buying healthier frozen foods

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We all know that it’s healthier to cook homemade meals. However, with a busy schedule, even people who enjoy cooking may find themselves in a time crunch from time to time. Frozen foods can be convenient in these moments, and while many frozen foods can be high in calories, fat, and sodium, not all frozen foods have to be off limits. If you are careful...

UAB Pediatric Dentistry

The UAB Pediatric Dentistry Clinic provides families with quality care directed by board-certified  or board-eligible specialists in pediatric dentistry. To make an appointment for you child at the Finn Children's Clinic, please call  at 205-934-4546. This clinic is located on UAB's campus, on the third floor of the UAB...

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MUbD2tjE9F4 The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong, lifestyle change intervention designed specifically for adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Participants meet together weekly as a small group to take small steps that lead to big changes! New Classes begin...

Start the Grill: Low sugar barbeque sauce

Good barbecue is pretty much a staple for many of us in the South. For me barbecue is only as good as the sauce, but many store-bought barbecue sauces are very high in sugar and pack a surprising amount of calories in a small serving.     For example, Sweet Baby Ray’s Original Barbeque Sauce has 16 grams (about 3 tsp) of sugar and 70...

Brookwood Medical Center Diabetes Management Program

The diabetes management and patient education services at Brookwood Medical Center are designed to help patients control their disease and may assist in decreasing the risk of long-term complications. Self-care management skills provide instruction to patients and family members on nutrition, exercise, medications, blood glucose monitoring and ways to...

Songs for Sight

This is a peer support group for children with vision impairment and their families.  Childhood vision impairment is a rare condition and often children with vision impairment have never met another child with similar challenges.  The Songs for Sight Youth Low Vision Support Group provides the opportunity for children and parents to know that they are...

How much sugar is in your sauce?

We all know that sweets contain a lot of sugar, but sugar is also hiding in a lot of processed savory foods. Foods like barbeque sauce, ketchup, canned soup and spaghetti sauce can pack a lot of sugar. I was surprised how much added sugar is in jarred spaghetti sauce. While tomatoes have some natural sugar in them, a lot of companies add extra sugar to...

Hike with us: Discover hiking trails and events near you!

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Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® on June 7 at Red Mountain Park! Enjoy a two-mile hike starting at 9am along Red Mountain’s most popular trail, the Ridge walk. If you enjoy hiking, consider joining one of these sponsored hikes: Southeastern Outings will lead a moderately easy four-mile hike on the Brookside Walking...

Summer Camps at Red Mountain Park!

Red Mountain Park is giving Birmingham’s youth the opportunity to explore the Park like never before! This summer the Park is hosting a variety of day camps and field trips that will provide educational activities while allowing children to explore, create and team build in a unique outdoor setting.   Our summer camps will focus on History, Archaeology,...

Harrison Park

This newly renovated park in the West End of Birmingham will soon feature activities like  Line Dancing Lessons for Beginners, Zumba, Walking and Fitness Programs, Tennis Camps, an Outdoor Basketball League team along with a monthly Biking Rodeo. "A SPARK to the PARK", an effort to attract community members to the park, will be organizing activities in the...

Make Every Day World No Tobacco Day

Celebrating 2 years! The Magic City went smoke free on June 1st, 2012 a day after the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day. Let’s celebrate a smoke-free city on May 31st. This is a time for organizations all over the world to highlight the health risks related to tobacco use. Globally, tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death....

Farmers’ Markets: Eat healthier this spring with fresh, local produce

Farmers' markets and community gardens can be a great way to find local and low-cost fruit and vegetables to help you eat healthier. As spring returns, many of the farmers' markets will be re-opening soon! Here are few markets you may want to check out in the coming weeks: Pepper Place Saturday Market This lively market on 2nd Avenue South will be...

Add More Veggies into Your Diet for National Nutrition Month®

We are always being told to eat more vegetables. This is because vegetables have many benefits for our health. Vegetables contain essential vitamins and minerals, as well as being high in fiber and low in carbohydrates.  Eating more vegetables is a great way to help control your carbohydrate and caloric intake, while still satisfying your hunger1. The...

Scale Back Alabama

Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a statewide weight-loss contest designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. Since the first contest in 2007, Alabamians have lost more than one million pounds! SBA begins their 10-week annual competitions in mid-January. Whether you register for the competition or not, the SBA website offers...

20-minute meal: Easy seared and steamed fish

Many of us are intimidated by cooking fresh or frozen fish, but this simple technique from the UAB Windows into Wellness blog makes this healthy food both simple to prepare and delicious. Our own staff member, Rebecca Honaker tried out this recipe using frozen Tilapia filets. Tilapia is a great choice for those who don't prefer a strong fishy...

UAB Weight Loss Medicine

Do you need help losing weight and keeping it off? As a participant in UAB Weight Loss Medicine, you will receive a comprehensive evaluation by a UAB Weight Loss Medicine physician who will recommend an individualized weight loss plan tailored to your needs and preferences. The physician will manage your weight loss treatment with team members and other UAB...

Healthier Holidays: tips and events to stay in control

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Corn bread, brownies, chocolate pudding, sweet potato pie... The holiday season often brings challenges for many people living with diabetes. Holidays often mean a change in schedules, travel, and a variety of holiday foods. Here are 3 ways to stay in control over the holidays: 1. Know your numbers! Check your blood sugar as directed...

Recipes for Healthier Holidays

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Maintaining a healthy diet can be particularly challenging during the holidays. Portion control and a few modifications to classic holiday recipes can go a long way in keeping your sugar under control over the holidays. Here a few recipes you can try out in the coming holiday season: Country Style Green Beans 1. Place beans, turkey, onion, and...

Diabetes Books and Resources at the Homewood Library

The Homewood Public Library has put together a comprehensive list of their diabetes related books and resources. The list includes cookbooks and diet books, books on exercise, books for teens, and books on diabetes and treatment. These titles below are available for check out at the Homewood Library. If you cannot get to the Homewood Library, you can...

Diabetes on a Budget

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Written by: John P. Shelley and Rebecca Honaker, BA Reviewed by: April Agne, MPH With the rising costs of prescriptions and everyday supplies, like test strips, taking better care of your diabetes can be an expensive (and overwhelming) goal. Becoming a smarter shopper can go a long way in bringing down those prices, without sacrificing your health. ...

The Delicious Dietician

The Delicious Dietician is a private practice providing one-on-one dietary guidance and easy-to-follow meal plans tailored to your needs. The practice has a program specifically designed for people diagnosed with diabetes that follows their mission of real food for real people. The Delicious Dietician has several locations in Birmingham and Fultondale, as...

Help with Medication Costs

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Medications can be very expensive. If you are having trouble covering the cost of your medications, here are some ways you may be able to get help.   Talk with your doctor. Let your doctor know that it is difficult to pay for all your medications. They may be able to find alternatives or suggest Patient Assistance Programs for...

GRADE: a type 2 diabetes study

Do you have type 2 diabetes? Join the GRADE study to help us find the best long-term treatment for people living with type 2 diabetes. Quick facts about the GRADE study: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with 37 medical...

Be Active, Get Outdoors: Find a park near you!

    There are many wonderful parks in the greater Birmingham-Metro area. Get outdoors and have fun at a new-to-you park today: 1. Red Mountain Park Friends of Red Mountain History Hike Series: Join the Friends of Red Mountain Park Sunday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m. for a FREE History Hike at the Park!  This fun...

Spice it up!

      Try these easy ways to reduce salt and fat when you cook.   Reduce salt1 1. Add less salt. 2. Season your food with herbs and spices instead of salt. - Add oregano & black pepper to green peas or corn - Add lemon & black pepper over mixed...

Taking Control of Diabetes: How 3 famous women live with diabetes

  By: April Agne, MPH (March 2013) Many women live strong, healthy and happy with diabetes. However, these women struggle day to day like many individuals living diabetes. Here we recognize their stories of struggle, triumph, and strategies to manage their diabetes.  Patti LaBelle, singer/author/actor (age 68, Type 2...

The Diabetes Bridge Clinic

The Diabetes Bridge Clinic, located in Kirklin Clinic, is the first of its kind in the nation to serve hospitalized patients on an intense insulin regimen. The Diabetes Bridge Clinic helps people go from hospital to home with a continuum of diabetes care. The Clinic is located on the first floor of the Kirklin Clinic. The appointments are made directly...

Free Health Screening at the Bethesda Life Center

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Join The Bethesda Life Center, Inc., FMS Pharmacy, and Samford's Community Pharmacy Residency Program for a free health screening on March 12, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at The Bethesda Life Center located at 321 19th Street Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35218. Screenings include blood glucose, cholesterol, BMI, and blood pressure. Please call...

Cahaba Valley Health Care

  Cahaba Valley Health Care is a nonprofit organization based in central Alabama dedicated to providing access to quality healthcare for the underserved  communities in Jefferson and Shelby Counties. We have only 8 paid employees. Our screenings and follow up clinics are otherwise staffed by volunteer dentists, dental hygienists,...

UAB EatRight Weight Management Service

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's EatRight Lifestyle Program is a 24-week program designed to help participants lose 1-2 pounds per week. The 24 week program includes 12 weeks of group classes to introduce you to the concepts of EatRight followed by 12 weeks of ongoing support with the EatRight for Life group classes. There is an initial...

Kimberly’s Story: How her small steps changed her life

I said, Oh my goodness, that’s me! Kimberly Geisler vividly remembers staring at her picture in disbelief. There was no denying the truth.  Years of sitting on the couch were catching up with her.  Kimberly was tipping the scale at 225 pounds.  With a family history of diabetes and weight issues, she knew it was time to take action, but...

Small steps to a healthier you!

The beginning of a new year is a great starting point to get on a path to a healthier you! “A healthful lifestyle is easier than you might think. The path to good health isn't the same for everyone and yours may change over time. Take small steps that are right for you, one at a time. Every step adds up, so you’ll reach your health goals before you know...

ImWel: Improving Weight Loss

Tired of the Weight? *Are you or someone you know overweight and interested in losing weight? *Are you at least 21 years old? *Are you in overall good health? *Are you available for study-related visits over the next 16 months? If you answered YES, you may qualify to participate in ImWel, a weight loss...

Faith Chapel Christian Storehouse

Faith Chapel Christian Storehouse's goal is to meet the physical needs of those we serve by providing nutritional food and adequate clothing while giving a message of hope and love. Food is distributed every 3rd Saturday from 10a – 12p at the Faith Chapel Zeal building.    If this is your first time to receive groceries, we will ask you to fill out a...

Nutrition Study to Prevent Diabetes in Women

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Nutrition Sciences invites women to participate in a nutrition study. You may qualify if: You are a Women You are 19-45 or 50-70 years old You are a non-smoker You have blood sugar in the normal or “pre-diabetes” range You are...

Heart Disease & Diabetes Study in Healthy Women

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Nutrition Sciences invites healthy women to participate in a study. The purpose of the CVD study is to look at why some people are at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes. You may qualify if: You are a Women You are 19-45 or 50-70 years old You do NOT...

Southeastern Diabetes Education Services

SDES provides residential and day camps for children living with diabetes (ages birth - 17 years) and their family members, as well as Community Family Events throughout the year in 8 communities in Alabama including Birmingham. Each program has a fee, but scholarships are available for our camp programs based on financial need. SDES is the only...

The Amelia Center

The Amelia Center specializes in serving children, teenagers, and young adults (age 19-21) grieving the death of a loved one and parents or grandparents grieving the loss of a child. The Amelia Center is a comprehensive grief counseling center that provides individual and family counseling to children and teens who have experienced a death, or to adults who...

Happy Feet Fridays at Railroad Park

HAPPY FEET FRIDAYS! at Railroad Park. Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in you. Happy Feet Friday will teach you proper walk/run techniques to maximize your current fitness goals. Walking is safe and simple way to be...

Community Education South

This is a Senior Citizen Symposium that will address common health care issues of the elderly to include Diabetes, Hypertension and Stress Management. Widowhood, Medicare/Medicaid coverage and approaches to promote optimal holistic wellness are incorporated to establish health compliance. A physician/practitioner will present changes that normally occur...

Insulindependence Birmingham Chapter

The Insulindependence (IN) Birmingham Chapter is led by IN Captain Mason Cross. IN events are community fitness gatherings led by IN chapter leaders. The goal is to create fun and interactive environments that inspire participants to stay fit with help from their peers. Whether a person is living with  diabetes,or simply wants to be involved, our...

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center offers numerous mental health services. They include the following: 1. Evaluation Clinic - Evaluation Clinic is the entry way to services here and the point at which eligibility for continued treatment is determined for persons that meet criteria for serious mental illness, which include functional...