The husband of Secretary of State Beth Chapman, James Chapman, has died in Birmingham after being hospitalized for several weeks. Chapman's chief of staff, Emily Thompson, says James Chapman died Monday from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. He was 50. He was a University of Montevallo graduate who worked for Alabama Power Co. in media services for 17 years. James Chapman played major roles in his wife's successful campaigns for state auditor and secretary of state. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. ...Read more
A popular pain-reliever announces a major recall. Tylenol is recalling about 34,000 bottles of its 8 hour extended release caplets. Johnson and Johnson says it's because of complaints o a musty, moldy smell. Company officials say consumers should stop using the product. More than 50 million bottles of Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl products were recalled last year after consumers complained of the same moldy, musty odor. For more information, you can call the company at (888) 222-6036. Or just click on the numbers and link sections of our website. ...Read more
Laughter really may be the best medicine after all. A new study found laughing, along with listening to your favorite music or funny jokes could lower your blood pressure. It could even lower it as much as if you cut salt from your diet or dropped 10 pounds. Researchers say reducing your numbers this much has been linked to a 5% to 15% lower risk of death from heart disease or stroke.
March 28, 2011
From the young to the young at heart, Alabama's population is getting older. New census numbers show the state grew nearly 4.8 million people in the last decade, and the number of people between the ages of 45-64 grew significantly. Officials say this could create challenges for the state in up coming years. This means there will be additional needs for services for older people. State health officials say they are focusing on programs to help seniors live a more healthy life.
March 28, 2011
The University of Alabama's Student Government Association is known for empowering students and giving them a voice on campus. And this year's SGA election for President was no different from previous years, with strong competition and campaigning on both sides. But what issues are affecting the vote in this year's election?
Amanda Killen, WVUA News
March 14, 2011
Social networking may be linked to possible health problems for kids. In fact, pediatricians might start asking their young patients a simple question. Are you on Facebook? Experts say doctors should talk with parents and children about problems they run into on social networks like cyber-bullying and “sexting.” Parents are urged to become better educated about the networks and apps their kids are using, and to frequently talk with their children about online experiences.
March 28, 2011