Improper storage and care of your toothbrush could make it a harbor for germs, including staph, intestinal bacteria and more.
It may feel literally and figuratively that it is crunch time when it comes to getting summer-ready, but these UAB experts break down easy ways to make health a lifelong achievement beyond this season alone.
April 24, 2014
Heading to the great outdoors this summer? Here are some tips on how to stay safe in the wilderness or your own backyard.
March 19, 2014
Winter’s heavy snow may contribute to widespread flooding this spring — UAB emergency physician advises preparation.
March 12, 2014
Increased water consumption often is advised to those who are trying to lose weight. But a nutrition expert at UAB says, while it is important, it’s not the magic bullet to weight loss.
February 28, 2014
Research exploring several new diagnostic strategies to find the earliest changes in the eye to detect glaucoma is underway at the UAB School of Optometry. One optometrist says awareness of this eye disorder is just as important as continuing to study it.
February 13, 2014
When a prime-time sportscaster went on the air to cover the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics with pink eye, the world took notice. One UAB optometrist says this virus currently lacks an FDA-approved drug, but she has a planned study to solve that.
December 20, 2013
Medical device advice: home blood pressure machines and the who, what and when of digital thermometers.
December 16, 2013
Running around town trying to get holiday tasks crossed off the list may mean jaywalking to save time. But one UAB expert says this should be avoided at all times.
December 06, 2013
Politics and religion are considered unsafe topics of conversation at parties. This holiday season, experts at UAB say avoiding one other topic – weight – can help everyone be more merry and bright.
December 03, 2013
Weakened immune systems due to diseases like cancer cause increased risk of severe complications from the flu virus — experts advise vaccine shot, not mist.
November 20, 2013
November 13, 2013
UAB experts have advice on how to slow aging, and how this can help with appearance and self-esteem.
October 24, 2013
Vaccine tips from UAB experts: Pneumonia and shingles vaccines are especially important starting at age 60, and other important information.
UAB experts provide tips to a healthier Halloween for teeth and bodies, including candies to avoid and advice for parents of diabetic children.
October 22, 2013
As flu season ramps up, UAB geriatricians remind seniors — and their caregivers — to be wary and prepared.
There is an association between the influenza virus and cardiovascular events like heart disease and stroke; those with cardiovascular disease should protect themselves against the flu.