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Fairhope “hot spot” for foxes experts say |  fox10tv.com

March 15, 2019
Fairhope Police now have a new protocol in place in the event of a fox attack. This comes after police shot and then disposed of a fox after it attacked a woman Tuesday night, March 12, 2019. Because it happened after hours, the Baldwin County Health Department couldn’t be reached to have the animal immediately tested for rabies.
Source: Fairhope "hot spot" for foxes experts say | News | fox10tv.com
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Little girl who beat cancer is now helping other kids go to college

February 03, 2019
BAY MINETTE, Ala (WKRG) - Using their passion for positivity,  a group of riders got together eight years ago to help a little girl beat cancer. When she did beat that cancer,  they kept riding in her name to send other kids to college. The 8th annual Starla scholarship Ride in Bay Minette was named for Starla Chapman who was there Saturday.
Source: Little girl who beat cancer is now helping other kids go to college
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EXCLUSIVE: Woman says Orange Beach hair stylist could have saved her life

January 15, 2019
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) -- Stephaine Buffaloe of Tuscaloosa has frequented Fusion Spa Salon at The Wharf for two years. Little did she know, logging hundreds of miles for a cut would ultimately change her perspective about the risk of skin cancer. Earlier this month, her stylist Tyler Forbush noticed a black spot on her scalp and recommended Buffaloe see a doctor. She did, and her doctor told her to get to a dermatologist as soon as possible.
Source: EXCLUSIVE: Woman says Orange Beach hair stylist could have saved her life
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Spanish Ft. HS students learn to save lives through CPR training | fox10tv.com

December 11, 2018
Students at one Baldwin County high school are taking a valuable, life-saving lesson this week. Instruction in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation or CPR is a required course in Alabama public schools. but, a partnership between Spanish Fort High School and the Spanish Fort Fire Department has taken it one step further.
Source: Spanish Ft. HS students learn to save lives through CPR training | News | fox10tv.com
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Annadelle’s improvement includes trip home to Orange Beach

December 10, 2018

December 10, 2018 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA®) – Annadelle Faulkner conveyed her Christmas wishes to Santa Claus at the Flora-Bama recently, one of very few days she’s been out of the hospital since the first week of October.

“We were admitted to the hospital Oct. 1 and we hadn’t been home since,” her mom, Neeli Faulkner said. That changed recently when Annadelle was released to the Ronald McDonald House across the street from Children’s of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham.


Source: Annadelle's improvement includes trip home to Orange Beach

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Health alert: AL Health Dept. issues Perdido Pass swim warning

December 06, 2018
The Health Department issues public swimming advisory for the waters of  Perdido Pass at the Florida Point Access: The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) advises the public that two recent successive tests of swimming water quality at this location were poor. Swimming in this area may lead to an increased risk of illness. Monitoring will continue and the advisory will be lifted once bacteria values fall below the Environmental Protection Agency's threshold of 104 enterococcus organisms per 100 milliliters for marine water.
Source: Health alert: AL Health Dept. issues Perdido Pass swim warning
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Community rallies behind Orange Beach kindergartner battling rare Polio-like illness | WPMI

December 05, 2018
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — NBC 15 confirms that a kindergartner on the Gulf Coast has a case of the mystery disease similar to Polio called Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM. AFM is an extremely rare illness that primarily affects children, causing paralysis and even worse, there's no known cure.
Source: Community rallies behind Orange Beach kindergartner battling rare Polio-like illness | WPMI
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As cases of polio-like illness rise, Orange Beach patient leaves hospital

December 05, 2018
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) -- After weeks of hospital beds, 5-year-old Annadelle Faulkner, who's been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), has graduated to outpatient therapy. AFM hits the nervous system, and in some cases can cause paralysis. Doctors still do not know a definitive cause or cure. The Orange Beach girl is one of four confirmed to have the condition in Alabama.
Source: As cases of polio-like illness rise, Orange Beach patient leaves hospital

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