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EXCLUSIVE: $22M Gulf Shores freestanding ER proposal heads to state health officials | WPMI

August 23, 2019
The city of Gulf Shores could soon get its own multi-million dollar standalone ER center, according to Alabama health officials. On Wednesday, the State Health Planning and Development Agency announced it is considering a proposal to create a brand new freestanding emergency department, or FED, in Gulf Shores.
Source: EXCLUSIVE: $22M Gulf Shores freestanding ER proposal heads to state health officials | WPMI
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Disease killing Florida palm trees could spread to coastal Alabama | WPMI

August 21, 2019
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Florida’s iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months. It's called "Lethal Bronzing. "It's infesting Florida’s Gulf Coast and becoming nearly a statewide problem and it could be in your palm trees here in Alabama. If you have palm trees, you've probably invested a lot in your landscaping and this could be a real threat.
Source: Disease killing Florida palm trees could spread to coastal Alabama | WPMI
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Foley Elementary School teachers save co-worker’s life | fox10tv.com

August 21, 2019
Baldwin County school employee is getting a second chance at life thanks to the quick actions of some teachers and a nearby Automated External Defibrillator or AED. Custodial worker, Jerry Holley had a heart attack on the job and was unresponsive when he was found. “The right place, the right time with the right people or I wouldn’t be here. I mean, it’s just the bottom line,” Holley said about the life-changing event.
Source: Foley Elementary School teachers save co-worker's life | News | fox10tv.com
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Another suspected rabid fox attack in Lake Forest | WPMI

August 19, 2019
DAPHNE, Ala (WPMI) — Daphne Police confirm an officer shot and killed what he suspected to be a rabid fox in the Lake Forest subdivision in Daphne at 6:15 p.m. Sunday night. The fox was shot less than 200 yards away from where a man reported being bitten by a fox at 4:30 Sunday near the pool area. A witness tells NBC 15 News the man was bitten twice, in his foot and his backside. He was treated at Malbis ER.
Source: Another suspected rabid fox attack in Lake Forest | WPMI
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Tackling teen vaping in Baldwin County schools as more lawsuits filed against Juul Labs | WPMI

July 25, 2019
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Three Alabama teens are now joining dozens of people filing lawsuits against Juul Labs, the makers of the "JUUL" vaping device. Those teens now say they have developed severe nicotine additions to the point it’s made them sick. It's one more example of how serious the side effects of vaping may be.
Source: Tackling teen vaping in Baldwin County schools as more lawsuits filed against Juul Labs | WPMI
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Professionals talk mental health maintenance with Gulf Shores Fire Dept. – WKRG News 5

July 25, 2019
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) — Research shows more firefighters died from suicide in 2017, than they did in the line of duty. So a new project by the Council on Substance Abuse (COSA), is aimed at teaching first responders how to identify and respond to victims who may have mental health issues, as well as how to identify when their peers – or themselves – are in crisis.
Source: Professionals talk mental health maintenance with Gulf Shores Fire Dept. – WKRG News 5
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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out Over ‘Flesh-Eating’ Bacteria

July 25, 2019
This summer millions of people will head to the beaches to enjoy some time on the coast. However, there’s a looming concern of flesh-eating bacteria in the waters. Headline after headline has touted people suffering from an infection caused by bacteria described in graphic terms as “flesh eating.”
Source: Here's Why You Shouldn't Freak Out Over 'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria

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