Archive for November, 2017

Liberty Park Living: The Loftin Family

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Stacy Loftin knew exactly what she was getting into when she and her husband Dave bought their house at Liberty Park. An elementary school teacher for 22 years, Stacy began teaching at Liberty Park Elementary School 11 years ago. So it was through her job that she was first able to sample the extraordinary lifestyle… Read More

Ask The Medical Expert: Tired of Glasses & Contacts

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

What  you should know about LASIK and other vision correction procedures in 2017 Q: What is LASIK? A: LASIK is a brief, painless, outpatient procedure that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. It reduces and in most cases eliminates the need for glasses (including reading glasses) and contacts. Q: Is LASIK a laser procedure? A:… Read More

Ask The Medical Expert: Food Allergies

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Advancements in Food Allergy Treatment By Carolyn Comer, MD Board Certified Allergist/Immunologist at Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center Medical Director of the Food Allergy Treatment Center Background Food allergy affects over 12 million Americans and is on the rise. From 1997-2007, the prevalence of reported food allergy increased 18% among children under 18 years of… Read More

Top Doctors/Best Dentists

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

  In the listings below you will find our annual list of top doctors, highlighted by medical specialty. This year for the first time we also have a list of the region’s best dentists. Addiction Medicine       Dr. Bradly S. Goodman         Alabama Orthopedic Spine Center         … Read More

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Creating a buzz…The Storm

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Rise up in the face of adversity. Written by Janice Cardwell ⎪ Photography by Liesa Cole Newscasts lead with them. Social media feeds overflow with them. They dominate water cooler conversations. Disasters seem ever more frequent and unavoidable. They do not discriminate based on socioeconomic status, ethnic background, or even religious belief.  Well-engineered structures and conventions are, all too often,… Read More

A Different Way of Keeping Score

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Down syndrome can be a game changer-in the most unexpected of ways. Written by Rosalind Fournier//Photography by Beau Gustafson “Did you know she had Down syndrome?” This is what most people want to know. The first time someone asked, my daughter, Harper, was probably two or three months old. I’d been living in a bubble for much… Read More

The Magic Iron

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

A city born to industry continues to forge its own path. Written by Cody Owens//Photography by Edward Badham Birmingham’s river is the railroad. Like any river it has a rhythm. It ebbs and flows with the lifeblood it carries, however inconvenient that may be to the motorists who groan while they’re momentarily stranded on its… Read More

The Right Place at the Right Time

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

The new head of the UAB Cancer Center prepares for an exciting future. By Joe O’Donnell As he has throughout his career, Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD feels that he is in just the right place at just the right time as he begins his tenure at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. “It is a… Read More


Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

The Ruth’s Chris experience is a classic. By Joe O’Donnell // Photography by Beau Gustafson A restaurant owner I know told me once that he could tell how the evening was going in the dining room without even leaving the kitchen. He just had to listen and he could tell by the sounds (he called it the music… Read More

What’s Fresh in November

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Plum, Roasted Garlic and Habanero Hot Sauce Ingredients: 2 heads of garlic 12 serrano peppers 8 jalapenos  6 habeneros 1 white onion diced 1 4-ounce can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 6 plums, seeds removed and diced ½ cup of brown sugar 2 cups of water 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 4 limes juiced 1 teaspoon salt… Read More