UAB health and nutrition experts say it’s easy for eating to get out of control this time of year, with long-term health consequences.
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Visiting jolly old Saint Nick for that prized photo of your kids on his lap can be fun, but if your children are apprehensive, one UAB psychologist has advice on how to help them.
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Is a pleasantly plump Santa Claus a bad role model in a nation dealing with out-of-control obesity rates? UAB’s Beth Kitchin says: not so much.

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This candy-centric holiday can still be enjoyed by all who observe it — but in a way that makes the heart much happier.

Stage a “practice run” before your child goes off to school, a UAB professor says.
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Persistence and sacrifice are central to success, says UAB expert who competed on the world stage as a teen.

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Create a plan to make learning fun and get a leg up on the next school year so summertime fun doesn’t result in learning loss.

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UAB health experts say you can shed some pounds for the summer by making simple — but safe — changes.

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Skimping on nutrition and proper sleep can blur your child’s focus on schoolwork, professor says.

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From a new book of poetry by UAB assistant professor Adam Vines to stories by Southern writers to a novel about a woman working at an alligator-wrestling theme park, these books will move you. 

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Summer camp should combine enrichment and fun, one UAB professor says.

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UAB expert says putting your money in the bank is not much better than burying it in the ground. His advice: Buy a house.

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For the unemployed, a temporary job is a chance to showcase talents and lobby for permanent work.

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UAB wellness expert offers tips on cutting calorie corners while celebrating.
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Shopping is overtaking eating as the national pastime for Thanksgiving. Are shoppers being urged to gorge themselves unnecessarily?

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Natural disasters made 2011 a loss-filled year. A UAB psychologist says plan ahead and don’t over commit.

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Do you dread the dead or kill for the thrill? Real fear lies in the reality of the scare, UAB psychologist says.
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More than unemployment or new home sales, UAB expert says Halloween is key indicator of how robust the holiday season will be for retailers.
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Supermarkets, drugstores and neighbors display tombstones, ghosts and vampires; simple steps help protect your child from being scared to leave the house.

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Are sports-crazed parents driving their kids to drop the ball? One UAB professor says maybe so.

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