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Use 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 1220 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 1325 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 1380 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 2706 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 2480 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 2110 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 1991 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 2160 viewsReadiness to change is a vital facet to committing to New Year’s resolutionsWhether it is losing weight or quitting smoking, UAB’s employee wellness director says it can be done with the will to do so.posted a while back 2257 viewsWarning signs can predict seniors’ diminished ability to manage money
UAB researchers present warning signs that can be seen when an older adult begins to lose the ability to manage finances – which could indicate dementia.Doctors warn — don’t let other diseases distract from fluFlu season can peak as early as December, so now is the time to protect against it by receiving a flu vaccine. Find out what UAB doctors say is important to know.posted a while back 2392 viewsMake Halloween fun, not scary, for kids and teenagersUAB Youth Safety Lab offers tips for safe holiday fun.posted a while back 1783 viewsProject teaches families to prevent infant deathsResearch is inconclusive as to why SIDS occurs, but some articles have suggested there may be parental knowledge or compliance deficits.posted a while back 2239 viewsUnderstanding disease outbreaks: Need-to-know information on Ebola and moreThe ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the most extensive known outbreak of this disease. While the risk of globalization is low, says one UAB expert, awareness is important.posted a while back 2954 viewsStart of school year an excellent time to reinforce good dental care habits in childrenParents should consider flavored waters and reduced-fat milk in lieu of fruit juices for lunches. School teachers also can reinforce positive overall health habits.posted a while back 1940 viewsUAB information security expert gives tips for protecting your identityAlabama consumers can better respond to cases of identity theft when equipped with knowledge of reporting process.posted a while back 2574 viewsDon’t let head lice get the best of your family this school yearLice are highly contagious and tough to treat and remove. Here are some facts, tips and personal experiences with the tiny, parasitic insects.posted a while back 2232 viewsSet kids on the path to school year success with tips from UAB expertsAs kids prepare to go back to school, UAB experts say planning ahead with these tips can help children reach academic and personal goals.posted a while back 2423 viewsReminder for adults: Immunizations are still needed and can be lifesavingThough kids often stay on track with receiving vaccines due to school requirements, with no system in place, adult rates remain low, according to one UAB expert.posted a while back 2681 views