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Debunking digital eyestrain and blue light mythsAdam Gordon, O.D., discusses blue light, including the lack of clinical evidence in advertisements overstating dangers, as well as the effects of blue light on sleep and eye discomfort.posted a while back 2353 viewsWhat to teach your children when politicians act like — childrenThe bullying, lying and lack of respect in this year’s political campaigning is teaching children all the wrong lessons, and parents need to intervene.posted a while back 1126 viewsProm? — Tips for parents for high school’s big nightProm night doesn’t have to come with pressure if parents provide the appropriate focus and perspective. UAB psychologist Josh Klapow, Ph.D., provides advice.posted a while back 1711 viewsSpring break water safety for childrenRemember the basics of water safety as you head to the pool, lake and beach.posted a while back 1810 viewsThe dangers and risks of binge drinkingExperts take an in-depth look into a favorite college pastime by understanding the dangers and risks of alcohol.posted a while back 3095 viewsDebate body language: what presidential candidates are saying without wordsNonverbal communication expert Mark Hickson, Ph.D., offers insight into the gestures and facial expressions displayed by presidential candidates during recent debates.posted a while back 2188 viewsUnited States presidential primaries: What you need to know about each candidate’s views on health care policy and prescription drugsUAB health care policy expert Leonard Nelson provides insight into the 2016 presidential candidates ahead of Alabama’s March 1 primary.posted a while back 2776 viewsKeeping your child’s mouth healthyUAB School of Dentistry’s Stephen Mitchell, DMD, provides tips for parents to promote children’s dental health.posted a while back 2555 viewsWill you be ready when the weather outside is frightful?Winter is coming — are you ready? Prepare for the worst with handy checklists from UAB Emergency Management for home, office and car.posted a while back 2937 viewsNavigating the holidays can be difficult for those with dementia and their familiesChanges in routine, including elaborate plans or scheduling special events, can have an adverse effect on someone suffering from any form of dementia.posted a while back 2952 viewsVitamin K shots necessary to prevent internal bleeding in newbornsWhile babies are born with very little vitamin K, and the only way to sufficiently supplement it is through an injection soon after birth, some parents are shying away from the shots.posted a while back 2664 viewsUse it or lose it: preventing summer learning loss for children, teensStudies show kids lose as much as two to three months of math and reading skills during the summer. That loss is even greater for children of low socioeconomic status.posted a while back 2737 viewsDon’t let summer fun interfere with keeping your peepers protectedEnvironmental factors like pool and ocean water seem harmless, but they can actually affect eye health. UAB experts break down how to stay safe this season.posted a while back 2622 viewsFlavored fruit drink or poisonous cleaning product? How to prevent accidental poisoningsTwo children die each day in the United States as a result of poisoning. UAB child safety expert David Schwebel, Ph.D., works to prevent this from occurring.posted a while back 2732 viewsBe sunscreen-savvy and lessen a main skin cancer risk factorThree million cases of skin cancer could be prevented annually by avoiding ultraviolet light. UAB experts share how to pick out the proper UV-protection and use it effectively.posted a while back 4385 viewsWho’s hiring? New grads see brighter job market in 2015More jobs are offered this spring for new grads, but students still in school should prepare for the job hunt before they graduate, says Joy Jones with UAB Career and Professional Development.posted a while back 4240 viewsWrite a resume with purpose: a how-to for new gradsFocused, clear, concise and mistake-free: That is what career specialist Wes Lybrand recommends for new grads to craft a job-winning resume.posted a while back 3752 viewsYour social media footprint: Friend or foe?
First impressions matter, so keep your social media accounts and your reputation clean and classy when searching for a job.How to get the internship you wantInternships are today’s entry-level jobs, and at least 65 percent of students who intern receive job offers. Here are pointers on how to secure one.posted a while back 3322 viewsMeasles outbreak was inevitable but can be halted, UAB doctor saysUAB’s David Kimberlin, M.D., who also is president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, urges parents to speak with their child’s doctor about immunizations.posted a while back 3558 views