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Don’t be salty about your healthThe average American consumes nearly 2,000 mg a day over most adults’ ideal amount of sodium intake, excluding salt added at the table. Sodium found in restaurant, pre-packaged and processed foods, and foods like canned vegetables can increase heart disease and stroke risk, among others.posted yesterday 309 viewsKnow the facts about skin cancerOne of the most common types of cancer is skin cancer. A UAB dermatologist shares background information, risks and how to protect your skin.posted 6 days ago 782 viewsFidget spinners: tool or toy?Robin Parks Ennis, Ph.D., assistant professor and behavioral interventions and supports researcher, explains how a popular toy can be beneficial with proper management.posted 13 days ago 5262 viewsCarefully weigh options, ask key questions when considering a reverse mortgageProfessor says reverse mortgages are best considered by seniors who are “equity rich and cash poor” and plan to live in their current home for a long time.posted 16 days ago 1050 viewsSleepy drivers make dangerous drivers: how to stay awake behind the wheelKnowing the signs of becoming drowsy behind the wheel, many of which are similar to distracted and drunk driving, could potentially be lifesaving.posted 22 days ago 2666 viewsInfertility: A Q&A with a fertility specialistMore than 1 million married women ages 15-44 across the United States are infertile. Janet McLaren Bouknight, M.D., offers insight on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of infertile couples trying to conceive.posted a while back 2737 viewsAdolescent puberty, when and why she should see a gynecologistA UAB OB/GYN discusses when and why an adolescent female should see a gynecologist.posted a while back 2567 viewsWhy heart attacks can happen to anyoneA heart attack can happen even if to those who are relatively young and fit, and genetics can play a role.posted a while back 3188 viewsHow to keep an infant safe while flying
A UAB physician provides tips for traveling with infants.This Heart Month, know the foods that protect against cardiovascular diseaseAccording to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading global cause of death. These foods can promote cardiovascular health.posted a while back 4632 viewsPlan to succeed – UAB experts offer New Year’s resolution tipsUAB experts say having a plan , setting specific goals and keeping track of progress are great action items to keep in mind when making resolutions for the new year.posted a while back 3589 viewsFlu season and vaccines — what you need to knowSpread holiday greetings, not the flu, this season.posted a while back 4684 viewsProstate cancer: what you need to knowSoroush Rais-Bahrami, M.D., discusses the importance of prostate cancer screening and what families should know about loved ones who have been diagnosed.posted a while back 5230 viewsCurb your appetite and avoid overeating this holiday seasonUAB dietitian Ashley Delk says to put away the stretchy pants and eat smart this holiday season.posted a while back 5146 viewsSports safety: avoiding mouth injuriesAccording to the CDC, sports-related dental injuries account for more than 600,000 emergency room visits each year.posted a while back 8006 viewsThe five questions every woman should ask her doctor about her breast healthAn Alabama woman asked her primary care physician one question that may have saved her life — is it time for me to have a mammogram?posted a while back 7355 viewsHalloween safety tips and tricks from UAB expertsA UAB psychologist and optometrist offer insight about keeping Halloween safe this year.posted a while back 5120 viewsOverscheduling activities can cause burn-out for children and parents
UAB clinical psychologist Josh Klapow, Ph.D., discusses the importance of evaluating activities and setting ground rules to keep from getting overbooked.Medical considerations for international travel
A UAB expert recommends international travelers consult with a physician four to six weeks prior to travel and learn medical risks and how to prevent illness while abroad.Homesickness and empty nest syndrome — coping with separation
UAB clinical psychologist Josh Klapow, Ph.D., provides tips for college students experiencing homesickness.