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JEH JEH LIVE- Red Mountain Park gears up for spring and summer! Adventure Activities are back in full swing operating 7 days a week from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. During Spring Break enjoy $10 OFF any Adventure Activity—Red Ore Zip Tour, Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest, NEW Kaul Adventure Tower and the Mega Zip Line. To redeem your $10 off coupon by following Red Mountain Park - @RedMountainPark- on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and then repost our spring break photo using the hashtag #RMPSpringBreakSpecial. Feeling a bit competitive? Sign up for the Inaugural Adventure Challenge Race at Red Mountain Park on Saturday, May 9th at 8:00 AM. This is a team race, adventure race, and tough-mudder race all rolled into one awesome experience. The six mile race includes eight check points with a team challenge at each check point. Details are up to the team, meaning you pick the order of which to complete each challenge. The fun lies in figuring out the race as you go. The race is $60 per person. For more information on Red Mountain Park, visit redmountainpark.org.
ZOO CREW- Mickey visits with Dr. Jack Schaeffer from Schaeffer Eye Center to learn more about the new Lorikeet Aviary. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.
NEW YORK AUTO SHOW- Auto Expert Mike Caudill joined us live from the New York Auto Show. He gives us a previews of the final new car introductions of the year including new reveals from Infiniti, Hyundai, Ford, Jaguar, Chevy, Nissan and other news coming from the show. For more info visit: autoshowny.com/ .
ASK THE DOCTOR- Jack L. Zaremba, MD, practices Internal Medicine at Trinity Medical Clinic in Trussville. He discussed Men's Health. Although we are focusing on men's health issues, this topic is also for the ladies in their lives who often are instrumental in noting men's problems and encouraging them to seek medical evaluation. Also a wife's participation in healthy behaviors has been shown to improve the outcome of both partners. There are obvious differences between men and women not just with respect to their relative risk of certain diseases but with their participation in periodic health screenings. Women, perhaps due to their role in child bearing and nurturing, are more likely to participate in periodic health examinations than men. Men, on the other hand, may have an attitude that if it's not broken, don't fix it. Some men may give more attention to the preventive maintenance of their trucks, boats and lawn mowers than their own body. Men would not fail to give attention to a check engine light but they may have a tendency to continue to drive on ignoring certain health warning signs. Let's turn our attention to some of the mile markers on a man's road of health. Consider these as guidelines, men ages 18 to 24 could focus on accident prevention, seat belt usage, tobacco abstinence, alcohol moderation and incorporating healthy life styles such as aerobic exercise for approximately 150 minutes per week, weight reduction to a BMI of Iess than 25, decreasing waist circumference and a heathy diet. At age 25 - 44 consider screening for fasting lipid profile to achieve a target LDL -bad cholesterol- lower than 100 and HDL -good cholesterol- higher than 40 as well as triglycerides less than 150. At age 40-45 consider having a prostate evaluation depending on symptoms, age and family history. It is said that there are two types of men. One type has prostate problems and the other type will develop prostate problems if he lives long enough. Benign prostate hypertrophy is the enlargement of the prostate gland that may cause symptoms of urinary frequency and urgency, as well as hesitancy and nocturia. At age 45-64, having a prostate cancer screen to include a Prostate Specific Antigen and a complementary digital rectal examination is prudent for men with a first degree relative with prostate cancer and also African American men who are at higher risk. It is important to know your risk and to know your PSA number - particularly when your PSA number is elevated. At age 50 it is time for men to perform a "gut" check. A screening colonoscopy is recommended. This could be performed earlier if there is a family history of colon cancer or symptoms. Colon cancer is preventable if detected early by colonoscopy. An ophthalmological exam, at about age 50, for glaucoma followed by yearly exams thereafter is recommended. At age 65, consider screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm particularly for men who are, or have a history of, smoking. Consider recommended immunizations for disease prevention such as Influenza, Pneumococcal, Shingles Vaccine and Tdap. There are some warning signs or red flags that could alert us to potential problems ahead. These include vision changes in one or both eyes, oral lesions or sores that don't heal particularly in smokers or smokeless tobacco users, hoarseness that is persistent, difficulty swallowing, chronic cough, chest pain or dyspnea on exertion or atypical exertional pain such as in the arm or jaw, unusual bleeding such as nose bleeds, change in bowel or bladder function or blood in the stool or urine, chronic indigestion, lumps on the body or breasts - male breast cancer is relatively rare but does occur, change in the color, size or shape of a wart or mole, confusion, difficulty with speech, vision or use of an arm or leg could be a symptom of impending stroke, sleep disturbance such as excessive snoring or apneic pauses in breathing- particularly in a man whose neck size is greater than 17 and/or BMI greater than 30, Consider family CPR training to intervene early and save lives in a cardiac arrest situation. The life saved may be yours. Also attention to disaster preparedness and dangerous weather preparation.
GARDENING- Jon Culver with Sweet Peas Garden Center joins us to discuss plants that work great for hanging baskets such as Geraniums, Impatiens, Torenia, Ferns, Million Bells, and Petunias. For more information or gardening advice from Jon Culver, visit Sweet Peas Garden Shop at 2829 Linden Ave, Homewood... The phone number is 205-879-3839. Or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we help you get your outdoor deck ready for some spring and summer gatherings! In Our House, we show you how to care for your deck! Only seven contestants remain on American Idol after tonight's show.... we check in with some local radio hosts to find out who they think did the best and who should head home next! The Bargainomics Lady joins us with some great deals to save you money! Our Love Doctor joins us with advice on recovering from a divorce! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!