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The Family Playbook is a group dedicated to providing support, education, coping skills and resources to adolescents and families who are trying to navigate the “what now?” of concussionsThe Family Playbook is a group dedicated to providing support, education, coping skills and resources to adolescents and families who are trying to navigate the “what now?” of concussions.
The boys of fall are back, but how your team fares this season could be the least of your worries.

Laura Dreer, Ph.D. 

Concussions • Adjustment to chronic health conditions • Development of health promotions interventions for patients and family caregivers 

Pediatricians share their summer and back-to-school safety tips for parents and teens.
Keep kids moving this summer to combat obesity and improve concentration, memory and behavior.
Different systemic eye conditions impact the way many student athletes are able to play sports in direct sunlight. One helmet addition now approved thanks to UAB could help.

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, M.D.

Puberty • Teen health • Behavioral concerns in adolescents • Parenting 

Candice Dye, M.D.

Water safety and children • Traveling with children • Infant safe sleep

Kathy Weise, O.D., MBA, FAAO,

Pediatric eye care • Concussions • Effects of mild traumatic brain injuries • Ocular injuries


Car and motorcycle racing lead the way in spectator injuries, according to UAB orthopedic surgeons, who published the first study in the field.
Reintegration into school has been a noticeably neglected area of focus in concussion research, particularly in comparison to research on return-to-play. When and how a student should be fully integrated into the classroom are just two questions UAB and Children’s of Alabama researchers are looking to answer.
Educators across Alabama are urged to develop a concussion management plan to help concussed children return to the classroom more effectively.
According to the CDC, sports-related dental injuries account for more than 600,000 emergency room visits each year.

UAB experts in pediatrics and child psychology say fall sports aren’t just for getting another trophy for your child.

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

David Schwebel, Ph.D.

Pedestrian safety • Child injury prevention • Texting & walking • Child gun safety • Playground safety • Technology-based injury intervention & prevention