North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL


  • Plenty of tools available for those who want to kick habit Most people know that smoking is bad for you, but you may not know exactly what smoking is doing to your health.

    April 7, 2009

  • Antihistamines, honey may help soothe pollen allergies Each spring, summer, and fall, tiny pollen particles are released from trees, weeds, and grasses. Their mission on this earth is to fertilize parts of other plants for the purpose of the continuation of the species.

    April 1, 2009

  • Health Watch: Chronic Kidney Disease a serious, but treatable disorder If kidney disease gets worse, wastes can build to high levels in your blood and make you feel sick. You may develop complications like high blood pressure, anemia (low blood count), weak bones, poor nutritional health and nerve damage.

    March 25, 2009

  • bonetest Pharmacy offers bone tests This test measures bone mineral density, and is an approved Medicare screening device. Anyone with an abnormal test result should follow up with their health-care provider for additional testing and possible treatment, Budisalich said.

    March 23, 2009 1 Photo

  • Weather can have noticeable effects on mind and body It seems that mood is not the only thing that is affected by the weather. Who has not heard someone say, “It’s going to rain; I feel it in my bones.” Well it seems that there is some scientific evidence to back this claim.

    March 18, 2009

  • A vaccine for colds would be almost impossible to create Although the flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses, they caused by different viruses.

    Because they have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell them apart, but generally cold symptoms are much milder than flu.

    March 11, 2009

  • Osteoporosis and your bone health Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bone health to gradually decline and leads to an increased possibility for millions of elderly Americans to experience a fracture.

    March 4, 2009

  • The facts about food and drug recalls Recalls are not something that a company does without due cause, as they can cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars or put the company out of business.

    February 18, 2009

  • Think heart health this Valentine’s Day February is the month to pay attention to the heart, both figurative, and literally. After all, it’s the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day.

    February 12, 2009

  • moody Doctor initiates statewide reform for cancer screening Dr. Thomas E. Moody is far more than your everyday doctor. A urologist, Moody has lobbied successfully for new state laws regarding prostate cancer screenings and he helped host six free screenings in 2008.

    All of that is outside of his private practice, which has a booming schedule of its own.

    February 4, 2009 1 Photo