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Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail

The Chief Ladiga and Silver Comet travel over 100 miles when combined, and form the longest paved trail in America. Both trails are non-motorized and are great for walking, bicycling, rollerblading, hiking and dog walking. From east to west, Chief Ladiga passes through several cities in Alabama: Piedmont, Jacksonville, Weaver, and Anniston. Please visit...

Meet the Herbalist

DETAILS WHERE: 1901 11th Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Ongoing TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Join us at Golden Temple Natural Grocery and Cafe! Are you interested in learning more about herbal medicine?  Are you curious, skeptical, or interested in what a Clinical Herbalist is all about? Or would you like to put your vote in for the upcoming monthly class series topics? Join Cameron Strouss and learn about the practice of herbalism and hear how...

ABC’S of Medicare

DETAILS WHERE: 1721 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jun 20, 2017: 12 pm - 1 pm (Tue) Jun 20, 2017: 6 pm - 1 am (Tue) Jul 18, 2017: 12 pm - 1 pm (Tue) Jul 18, 2017: 6 pm - 7 pm (Tue) TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? Join us at Homewood Public Library! Karen Haiflich will answer all your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how to file a claim.

Elizabeth M Parrish Daycare

DETAILS WHERE: 1696 Threadgill Road   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The facility is open Monday- Friday 5:00 am until 6:00 pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Classes + Lectures, More, Additional Resources

If you are in need of a Christian based  daycare for your child or children EM Parrish has a wonderful setting.They offer a variety of services for you child or children. They offer flexible hour to all parents.  The age requirement is from birth-6 yrs old.

Countryside Diabetes

Countryside Diabetes is a Facebook page designed as an online alliance providing encouragement and a platform to exchange information among those living with and caring about diabetes. Countryside Diabetes provides a variety of topics to encourage discussion among members relating to the many topics that provide comprehensive diabetes management.

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...

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...

Free Fitness Consultation By UAB HealthSmart

UAB HealthSmart can help you develop an exercise plan that works for you. Receive a free fitness consultation every Tuesday through Friday between 10 am and 2 pm. Exercise protects you from chronic disease. It also helps to control weight, improve mood, and boost energy. Whether you're trying to lose weight, tone, or build muscle mass, it's important to...

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 : (205)-251-5173 Greensprings Baptist (Food Pantry) 2230...

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....

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 provides helpful...

Green Screens: Free Health Screenings for UAB Employees

DETAILS WHERE: 615 18th Street South, Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: 11 am- 1 pm TAGS: Southside, More, Additional Resources

UAB employees are encouraged to visit the Green Screens event at the North Pavilion every week or two during the summer to monitor your blood pressure and make strides to improving the numbers by changing your nutrition, physical exercise, and medication adherence habits. Health screenings to help you track: blood pressure weight loss waist...

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....

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...

4 Steps to Turning New Year’s Resolutions Into Realities

Repost from UAB Medicine   Every year people are good at making resolutions, but they soon fail before the first month is complete. UAB Internist, Jane Jung, MD, says you can improve your chances of success by following these four steps: identify an attainable goal, specify a plan to reach it, give reasons why you want to fulfill the...

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...

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 by your doctor....

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. ...

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...

UAB Windows into Wellness

"From recipes to exercise tips to motivational messages, Windows into Wellness, the UAB Wellness blog, provides inspiration for healthy living 5 days a week. 'The goal of the blog is to share the many ways we can make our lives and those around us better,” says UAB Wellness Director Lauren Whitt, PhD. “One of the missions of the UAB Wellness program...

SenioRx of Jefferson County – Alabama Department of Senior Services

SenioRx of Jefferson County, funded by the Alabama Department of Senior Services and the Office of Senior Citizens Services, provides free assistance to help individuals lower their out-of-pocket prescription costs, such as for insulin, Glucerna, and other diabetes management medications. SenioRx can assist anyone in Alabama that meets ONE of the following:...

Chronic RX

ChronicRx provides Medication Assistance. They provide assistance in finding and applying for pharmaceutical company prescription assistance programs which provide free or low-cost medicines for qualifying individuals (the pharmaceutical companies establish the income etc. qualification). Not everyone qualifies for prescription drug benefits but Chronic...

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...

Samford’s Congregational Health Program

Samford University's Congregational Health Program is committed to forming partnerships with faith communities of various denominations who are seeking to develop health ministries that promote health and healing from a whole person perspective-body, mind and spirit. The Congregational Health Program is an Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing program at Samford...

Birmingham Overeaters Anonymous

The Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, AL hosts the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) every Monday at 12noon. 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...

Health InfoNet of Alabama

Health InfoNet of Alabama is a free, award-winning health information service of the medical and public libraries throughout the state. Services include assistance with locating targeted, reliable, up to date health information, educational presentations on finding and evaluating health information online, and a database of health services throughout the...

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.

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...

Birmingham Health Care Medical Plaza

Medical Services provided at Birmingham Health Care (BHC) include urgent and primary care. BHC provides comprehensive and preventive medical care. Please call 205-212-5600 to set up an appointment.

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...

Samaritan Counseling Center

Samaritan Counseling Centers of Birmingham offers help, hope and healing through Christ-centered, team-oriented counseling. We believe that people were created - mind, body & soul - in the image of God. The Centers offer a variety of counseling services for individuals, children, and families. Please contact them for more information.

Impact Family Counseling

IMPACT is a non-profit organization offers a variety of programs to all people, regardless of religion, sex, race, ethnicity, age, or disability. These programs include: outpatient counseling, marital counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening. Outpatient Counseling: IMPACT has licensed and board certified therapists who provide individual, couple,...

Shelby Baptist Hospital Diabetes Education Program

Shelby Baptist Hospital provides diabetes education and support. A Certified Diabetes Educator teaches an American Diabetes Association certified program.  Free diabetes education classes and support meetings are provided. Please call to get the 2013 schedule.

Planet D

Planet D is the America Diabetes Association's interactive and informational website for children and adolescents living with diabetes. You'll find great information on diabetes and how to manage diabetes on a daily basis.

Diabetes Day

Bring awareness of the seriousness of diabetes to your congregation, co-workers, or employees. The goals of Diabetes Day are to: increase awareness that diabetes is a serious disease; identify risk factors; and to inform the parishioners about the resources available through the American Diabetes Association. Contact your local American Diabetes Association...

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...

Everyday Wisdom Kit

The Everyday Wisdom ™ Kit  is tool designed to help families of children with type 1 diabetes live with diabetes everyday. The Everyday Wisdom Kit helps families plan for everyday moments and events such as birthday parties, playing sports and getting behind the wheel. The Kit comes in a reusable lunch bag and includes numerous guides, an interactive...

Lakeshore Foundation

Lakeshore Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that promotes independence for persons with physically disabling conditions and provides opportunities to pursue active, healthy lifestyles. Lakeshore offers one-on-one health consultations and activity planning for new members, as well as group health and wellness/ fitness classes. Lakeshore...

My Fitness Pal

MyFitnessPal is a free website that provides you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals. This site was recommended by Ms. Dana Casey, a Certified Diabetes Educator at Princeton Baptist Medical Center. She finds the food diary helpful because it tracks carbs, fat, sodium intake, etc. Also MyFitnessPal has nutritional values for...

Living With Type 2 Diabetes – ADA

The American Diabetes Association's website is an invaluable site for up-to-date information on living with diabetes and provides tools for improved management of diabetes.  

F.A.C.E. Diabetes

Welcome to F.A.C.E. Diabetes. It's website focused on empowering the people we care about most—family, friends and the larger community. Developed by Lilly Diabetes, the goal of the F.A.C.E. Diabetes initiative is to help African Americans living with type 2 diabetes take positive steps forward. Please visit F.A.C.E. Diabetes for more information.

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...

BHC’s North Birmingham Health Center

Birmingham Health Care (BHC) has several clinics that provide both urgent and primary care. In addition to caring for adults, family practice clinicians and pediatric staff provide on-going care to children from newborn to young adulthood. The North Birmingham Health Center serves patients Monday to Friday. Please contact the clinic for more information or...

YMCA Youth Center

The YMCA Youth Center has mentoring programs, health related special events, summer camps, after school programs and sports leagues throughout the year. Please visit their website or call for details and financial aid options.

Food Pantry at 23rd Street Baptist Church

The Food Pantry at 23rd Street Baptist Church will dispense food to qualifying individuals by appointment only. Please contact them for more information.

Scheduled Resources:

Elizabeth M Parrish Daycare

DETAILS WHERE: 1696 Threadgill Road   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The facility is open Monday- Friday 5:00 am until 6:00 pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Classes + Lectures, More, Additional Resources

If you are in need of a Christian based  daycare for your child or children EM Parrish has a wonderful setting.They offer a variety of services for you child or children. They offer flexible hour to all parents.  The age requirement is from birth-6 yrs old.

Countryside Diabetes

Countryside Diabetes is a Facebook page designed as an online alliance providing encouragement and a platform to exchange information among those living with and caring about diabetes. Countryside Diabetes provides a variety of topics to encourage discussion among members relating to the many topics that provide comprehensive diabetes management.

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...

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...

SenioRx of Jefferson County – Alabama Department of Senior Services

SenioRx of Jefferson County, funded by the Alabama Department of Senior Services and the Office of Senior Citizens Services, provides free assistance to help individuals lower their out-of-pocket prescription costs, such as for insulin, Glucerna, and other diabetes management medications. SenioRx can assist anyone in Alabama that meets ONE of the following:...

Chronic RX

ChronicRx provides Medication Assistance. They provide assistance in finding and applying for pharmaceutical company prescription assistance programs which provide free or low-cost medicines for qualifying individuals (the pharmaceutical companies establish the income etc. qualification). Not everyone qualifies for prescription drug benefits but Chronic...

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.

Birmingham Health Care Medical Plaza

Medical Services provided at Birmingham Health Care (BHC) include urgent and primary care. BHC provides comprehensive and preventive medical care. Please call 205-212-5600 to set up an appointment.

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...

Samaritan Counseling Center

Samaritan Counseling Centers of Birmingham offers help, hope and healing through Christ-centered, team-oriented counseling. We believe that people were created - mind, body & soul - in the image of God. The Centers offer a variety of counseling services for individuals, children, and families. Please contact them for more information.

Impact Family Counseling

IMPACT is a non-profit organization offers a variety of programs to all people, regardless of religion, sex, race, ethnicity, age, or disability. These programs include: outpatient counseling, marital counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening. Outpatient Counseling: IMPACT has licensed and board certified therapists who provide individual, couple,...

Shelby Baptist Hospital Diabetes Education Program

Shelby Baptist Hospital provides diabetes education and support. A Certified Diabetes Educator teaches an American Diabetes Association certified program.  Free diabetes education classes and support meetings are provided. Please call to get the 2013 schedule.

Lakeshore Foundation

Lakeshore Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that promotes independence for persons with physically disabling conditions and provides opportunities to pursue active, healthy lifestyles. Lakeshore offers one-on-one health consultations and activity planning for new members, as well as group health and wellness/ fitness classes. Lakeshore...

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...

BHC’s North Birmingham Health Center

Birmingham Health Care (BHC) has several clinics that provide both urgent and primary care. In addition to caring for adults, family practice clinicians and pediatric staff provide on-going care to children from newborn to young adulthood. The North Birmingham Health Center serves patients Monday to Friday. Please contact the clinic for more information or...

Green Screens: Free Health Screenings for UAB Employees

DETAILS WHERE: 615 18th Street South, Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: 11 am- 1 pm TAGS: Southside, More, Additional Resources

UAB employees are encouraged to visit the Green Screens event at the North Pavilion every week or two during the summer to monitor your blood pressure and make strides to improving the numbers by changing your nutrition, physical exercise, and medication adherence habits. Health screenings to help you track: blood pressure weight loss waist...

Birmingham Overeaters Anonymous

The Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, AL hosts the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) every Monday at 12noon. 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...

ABC’S of Medicare

DETAILS WHERE: 1721 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jun 20, 2017: 12 pm - 1 pm (Tue) Jun 20, 2017: 6 pm - 1 am (Tue) Jul 18, 2017: 12 pm - 1 pm (Tue) Jul 18, 2017: 6 pm - 7 pm (Tue) TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? Join us at Homewood Public Library! Karen Haiflich will answer all your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how to file a claim.

Online and Other Unscheduled Resources:

Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail

The Chief Ladiga and Silver Comet travel over 100 miles when combined, and form the longest paved trail in America. Both trails are non-motorized and are great for walking, bicycling, rollerblading, hiking and dog walking. From east to west, Chief Ladiga passes through several cities in Alabama: Piedmont, Jacksonville, Weaver, and Anniston. Please visit...

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 : (205)-251-5173 Greensprings Baptist (Food Pantry) 2230...

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....

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 provides helpful...

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....

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...

4 Steps to Turning New Year’s Resolutions Into Realities

Repost from UAB Medicine   Every year people are good at making resolutions, but they soon fail before the first month is complete. UAB Internist, Jane Jung, MD, says you can improve your chances of success by following these four steps: identify an attainable goal, specify a plan to reach it, give reasons why you want to fulfill the...

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...

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 by your doctor....

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. ...

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...

UAB Windows into Wellness

"From recipes to exercise tips to motivational messages, Windows into Wellness, the UAB Wellness blog, provides inspiration for healthy living 5 days a week. 'The goal of the blog is to share the many ways we can make our lives and those around us better,” says UAB Wellness Director Lauren Whitt, PhD. “One of the missions of the UAB Wellness program...

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...

Samford’s Congregational Health Program

Samford University's Congregational Health Program is committed to forming partnerships with faith communities of various denominations who are seeking to develop health ministries that promote health and healing from a whole person perspective-body, mind and spirit. The Congregational Health Program is an Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing program at Samford...

Health InfoNet of Alabama

Health InfoNet of Alabama is a free, award-winning health information service of the medical and public libraries throughout the state. Services include assistance with locating targeted, reliable, up to date health information, educational presentations on finding and evaluating health information online, and a database of health services throughout the...

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...

Planet D

Planet D is the America Diabetes Association's interactive and informational website for children and adolescents living with diabetes. You'll find great information on diabetes and how to manage diabetes on a daily basis.

Diabetes Day

Bring awareness of the seriousness of diabetes to your congregation, co-workers, or employees. The goals of Diabetes Day are to: increase awareness that diabetes is a serious disease; identify risk factors; and to inform the parishioners about the resources available through the American Diabetes Association. Contact your local American Diabetes Association...

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...

Everyday Wisdom Kit

The Everyday Wisdom ™ Kit  is tool designed to help families of children with type 1 diabetes live with diabetes everyday. The Everyday Wisdom Kit helps families plan for everyday moments and events such as birthday parties, playing sports and getting behind the wheel. The Kit comes in a reusable lunch bag and includes numerous guides, an interactive...

My Fitness Pal

MyFitnessPal is a free website that provides you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals. This site was recommended by Ms. Dana Casey, a Certified Diabetes Educator at Princeton Baptist Medical Center. She finds the food diary helpful because it tracks carbs, fat, sodium intake, etc. Also MyFitnessPal has nutritional values for...

Living With Type 2 Diabetes – ADA

The American Diabetes Association's website is an invaluable site for up-to-date information on living with diabetes and provides tools for improved management of diabetes.  

F.A.C.E. Diabetes

Welcome to F.A.C.E. Diabetes. It's website focused on empowering the people we care about most—family, friends and the larger community. Developed by Lilly Diabetes, the goal of the F.A.C.E. Diabetes initiative is to help African Americans living with type 2 diabetes take positive steps forward. Please visit F.A.C.E. Diabetes for more information.

YMCA Youth Center

The YMCA Youth Center has mentoring programs, health related special events, summer camps, after school programs and sports leagues throughout the year. Please visit their website or call for details and financial aid options.

Food Pantry at 23rd Street Baptist Church

The Food Pantry at 23rd Street Baptist Church will dispense food to qualifying individuals by appointment only. Please contact them for more information.

My Fitness Pal

MyFitnessPal is a free website that provides you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals. This site was recommended by Ms. Dana Casey, a Certified Diabetes Educator at Princeton Baptist Medical Center. She finds the food diary helpful because it tracks carbs, fat, sodium intake, etc. Also MyFitnessPal has nutritional values for...

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...

Free Fitness Consultation By UAB HealthSmart

UAB HealthSmart can help you develop an exercise plan that works for you. Receive a free fitness consultation every Tuesday through Friday between 10 am and 2 pm. Exercise protects you from chronic disease. It also helps to control weight, improve mood, and boost energy. Whether you're trying to lose weight, tone, or build muscle mass, it's important to...

Countryside Diabetes

Countryside Diabetes is a Facebook page designed as an online alliance providing encouragement and a platform to exchange information among those living with and caring about diabetes. Countryside Diabetes provides a variety of topics to encourage discussion among members relating to the many topics that provide comprehensive diabetes management.

Living With Type 2 Diabetes – ADA

The American Diabetes Association's website is an invaluable site for up-to-date information on living with diabetes and provides tools for improved management of diabetes.