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September is National Recovery Month

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The misuse of opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin, is one of the most serious public health problems in the United States. Opioid misuse claims more lives than motor vehicle crashes. Did you know that people who engage in drug use or high-risk behaviors associated with drug use put themselves… Read More

Tread Red Walk & Fun Run 2018

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED MAO ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA The 5th annual Tread Red Walk and Fun Run was supported by more than 325 supporters and raised nearly $18,000 to support the care and education programs of Medical Advocacy & Outreach (MAO). Read More

National HIV Testing Day & Related June Events

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GET TO KNOW YOUR HEALTH! On June 27, in honor of National HIV Testing Day, Alabama’s Medical Advocacy & Outreach (MAO) joins organizations across the nation to increase activities that foster people of all ages to get tested for HIV; to learn the difference between popular myths and the… Read More

Wiregrass Breaking Barriers Summit 2018 – THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART!

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A ONE-DAY CONFERENCE TO EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE, EXPLORE INFLUENCES ON INFECTION AND CARE, AND ELEVATE YOUR ABILITY TO RESPOND THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center 795 Ross Clark Circle NE, Dothan, Alabama 36301 8 AM TO 4:30 PM (Onsite late registration and Continental Breakfast will begin at 7:30 AM.)… Read More

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in April – MAO Montgomery & Dothan Collection Days

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KEEP THEM SAFE. CLEAN THEM OUT. TAKE THEM BACK. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Every day more than 115 Americans Die after overdosing on opioids, including prescription pain killers. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day for 2018 is scheduled for April 28th. Read More

Stress and Heart Disease: How does stress impact your heart health?

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Source: American Heart Association (www.heart.org) According to the American Heart Association, there is no direct link between stress and heart disease. However, stress, particularly constant (chronic) stress, can negatively affect your health and can cause issues relating to your heart. Stress releases adrenaline, causing heart rate… Read More

MAO Receives $5,000 From the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in Partnership With Macy’s

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In December 2017, Medical Advocacy and Outreach (MAO) was awarded a grant in the amount of $5,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF), in partnership with Macy’s. The grant will help support a new intervention initiative for people who test negative for HIV, but are at high risk… Read More

Save a life with your year-end giving!

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Your support is needed now more than ever to help save lives. Not only because we are nearing the end of another year and your donations are tax-deductible, but because there remains so much to do and so many who still need our help. Consider South Alabama through the eyes… Read More

Model Recognition: MAO’s Success with Telemedicine

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During the first week of November 2017, the Rural Health Information  Hub (RHIHub) released a tool kit for rural HIV care and a one-hour webinar about telemedicine. The announcement appeared in the weekly Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) newsletter. An extraction of the announcement can be found below. Read More

Save time during the holidays and save lives at the same time!

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Don’t spend your entire day cooking. Support the programs of Medical Advocacy & Outreach (MAO) by purchasing your Honey Baked Hams and Turkeys through MAO. As much as 10% of your order will be donated back to MAO by Honey Baked Ham. Use the order form below to plan your… Read More