Health

AG Marshall, Governor Ivey answer questions about water quality concerns

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. — Attorney General Steve Marshall and Governor Kay Ivey spoke with WHNT Saturday morning at a campaign event about water...

In governor's race, issues of age, health and forthrightness

The issue of age and health, once rippling as an undercurrent in the Alabama gubernatorial race, is now at the surface. The state's former top...

Gov. Ivey releases statement on drinking water concerns

Gov. Kay Ivey’s office released a statement Wednesday regarding the water quality and health concerns in Lawrence and Morgan counties. A spokesman...

Salmonella linked to raw chicken reported in 29 states, including Illinois and Indiana

Ninety-two people in 29 states - including Illinois and Indiana - have been infected with a strain of Salmonella linked to raw chicken, the Centers...

Gov. Ivey disputes assertion she had mini-stroke in 2015

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s doctor confirmed she was hospitalized during a 2015 trip to Colorado, but Ivey disputed a statement...

HEALS, Inc. in need of shoe donations for Madison County children

A Madison County non-profit that strives to provide primary health care to students without insurance is asking the community for help. The on-site...

Gov. Ivey releases statement on Lawrence County water concerns, Maddox says more should be done

Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Walt Maddox, said it’s about time officials take a hard look at fixing the water problems in Lawrence County....

Cleburne County officials worry about cutback in mental health services

Cleburne County officials reacted with concern Tuesday to word that Highland Health Systems will cut the number of days it operates its Heflin clinic...

SmokeFree Shoals asking other cities to get on-board

SHEFFIELD, Ala. — The Sheffield City Council was the first local government to adopt a smoke-free air ordinance in northwest Alabama. Those who...

On Columbus Day—or Indigenous Peoples’ Day—a Reflection on the Three-Day Weekend

The battle lines have been drawn in America. But on one critical issue at least, the divide isn't between red state and blue state, conservative...

Nature of pill mills shifting as doctors merge legitimate and illegitimate patients, prosecutor says

A nurse arrested last year is slated to begin trial on charges of health care fraud, money laundering and distribution of controlled substances...

2018 Kids Count Data Book ranks Alabama counties for child well being

What's changed for Alabama children in the past 25 years? It's a mixed bag, according to the 25th edition of the Alabama Kids Count Data...

Recalled Eggs Linked To Salmonella Cases In Colorado, 6 Other States

Eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms in Cullman, Alabama, have been linked to 38 cases of salmonella in seven states, the US Food and Drug Administration...

Boy who can't play outside due to health condition becomes honorary officer

A 6-year-old Alabama boy with a health condition that doesn't let him play outside became an honorary officer.

Alabama inmate who died amid disease outbreak received "insufficient" care, family says

State and federal health officials are currently investigating a pneumococcal disease outbreak that has hospitalized three inmates.