Property owners are first cited and given time to fix the problem, and since late 2017, 21,227 owners have done that, according to data provided by the City of Birmingham. 7,775 properties are currently in violation of city code, some have been waiting for be cleared for years.
The National Institutes of Health estimates 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. The latest health trend called hydration therapy offers a solution to this problem without the constraints of a doctor's office. This On Your Side investigation works to determine if this treatment is safe and who's regulating the industry.
KFF’s research found insurers are reinstating costs as unvaccinated people account for a majority of COVID hospitalizations nationwide, but in Alabama, insurers ended these waivers before a vaccine was widely available.
Suicide is something no one wants to talk about, but mental health experts say it's a critical conversation to start. The rate of suicide in Alabama is higher than the national average. It's a problem so pervasive, the CDC says suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between 10 and 34 years old.
The isolation is meant for infection control, but it also keeps the strain this virus is having on the healthcare system out of the public’s view. For weeks, hospitals across Alabama have reported more patients needing ICU care than there are beds available.