Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama today:
JEH JEH LIVE- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham's Young Advisory Board presents the first-ever, Glow on the Green Night Golf Tournament. The tournament will be at Highland Park Golf Course on April 17th. Tickets include a BBQ dinner, 3 drinks, range balls, and more. There will be music, door prizes, and awards. Registration Begins begins at 5pm. Dinner is from 5-7pm. The golf begins with a shotgun start at 7pm. Then enjoy the awards and cocktails at 9:30pm. Registration is $75. Highland Park Golf Course & Tennis Center is located at 3300 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35205. For more information, call 205-939-5590 or visit bbbsbhm.org/glow.
COLORECTAL CANCER- Dr. Kenneth Sigman - a Gastroenterologist from Trinity Medical Center joined us along with FOX6 Chief Meteorologist and Colon Cancer survivor J-P Dice. They discussed colorectal cancer - symptoms, screening, and J-P's progress. People who have no identified risk factors -other than age- should begin regular screening at age 50.
Those who have a family history or other risk factors for colorectal polyps or cancer, such as inflammatory bowel disease, should talk with their doctor about starting a screening at a younger age, about getting screened more frequently and about what tests are best for them. Early colorectal cancers may not cause any symptoms. This is why screening is recommended. Colorectal cancer may cause one or more of these symptoms:
a.A change in bowel habits such as diarrhea, constipation, or narrowing of the stool that lasts for more than a few days
b.A feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that is not relieved by doing so
d.Blood in the stool, which may cause the stool to look dark
e.Cramping or abdominal -belly- pain
f.Weakness and fatigue
g.Unintended weight loss
Trinity Medical Center is now using the latest technology in endoscopy – FUSE Full Spectrum Endoscopy. This new system gives physicians the ability to see more of the GI tract than ever before. Fuse uses multiple small cameras at the tip of a flexible endoscope to provide a panoramic 330 degree field of view as compared to the 170 degree view provided by standard endoscopes. With a wider field of view, physicians are able to see nearly twice the surface area of the colon, including behind and into colonic folds where polyps might hide. Fuse enables physicians to potentially detect significantly more polyps than a standard endoscope. You can lower your risk of developing colorectal cancer by managing the risk factors that you can control. This includes diet and physical activity. Diets that are high in vegetables, fruits and whole grains have been linked with lower colorectal cancer risk. The best advice about diet and activity to possibly reduce your risk of colorectal cancer is to:
a.Increase the intensity and amount of physical activity
b.Limit intake of red meat and processed meats
c.Get the recommended levels of calcium and vitamin D
d.Eat more vegetables and fruits
e.Avoid obesity and weight gain around the midsection
f.Avoid excess alcohol.
ASO GUEST CONDUCTOR- Carlos Izcaray signed an initial four-year contract that calls for up to 20 weeks per season. He will lead the ASO in a variety of concerts each season, and will play a key role in programming, community engagement and educational activities. His next ASO appearance, as Music Director, will be this Friday night at the Alys Stephens Center where the audience will hear some highlights from next season's concerts. The 2015-2016 Season Preview Concert will begin at 7:30pm and it is FREE to the public!
Another of Carlos Izcaray's great interests is contemporary music, and he will take charge of the ASO's award-winning Wells Fargo The Classical EDGE series. Throughout his career, Izcaray has shown special interest in tackling some of the most complex scores in the symphonic repertoire, and he has premiered or commissioned instrumental, choral and operatic works by composers worldwide.
Season Preview Concert
Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Friday, March 27, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.
FREE Concert, Open to the Public!
Alys Stephens Center | Jemison Concert Hall
For the first time ever, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra welcomes Carlos Izcaray to the stage and presents a sneak preview to the 2015-2016 Season, Friday, March 27th @ 7:30pm at the Alys Stephens Center. The Venezuelan-born conductor, Izcaray, will debut the concert line-up for the new season and will talk about the selections as they are played by the orchestra. The concert is FREE and open to the public
OUR HOUSE-How to paint laminate countertops to look like stone
Total cost around $100 for a whole kitchen
1. Rustoleum Black Paint - not spray paint & it is oil based
2. Small foam roller brush
3. Large foam brush
4. Sea sponge
5. Metallic silver paint
6. rubber gloves
7. plastic or thick paper plates
8. large plastic mixing bowl for Envirotex Lite
9. Envirotex Lite
10. Glitter black or silver - small grain
11. Painters tape
1. Apply painters tape as needed
2. Apply 2 coats of Rustoleum black paint with small foam roller brush
3. Let dry about 2 hours between each coat
4. Sponge on metallic silver paint until you're happy with the effect. You can apply multiple layers and colors.
5. Let dry for at least 2 hours
6. Sprinkle glitter by hand
7. Pour EnviroTex Lite over countertops and spread with large foam brush. Blow on any bubbles that form in the finish as soon as you see one.
8. Let cure for 72 hours before using.)
M1 PET OF THE WEEK- Anna McFall with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call 205-942-1211 or visit gbhs.org.