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Flu 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.
UAB Youth Safety Lab offers tips for safe holiday fun.
Research is inconclusive as to why SIDS occurs, but some articles have suggested there may be parental knowledge or compliance deficits.

Watching football and tailgating can negatively affect heart health in unexpected ways; learn why and get expert tips for healthier game days.

The 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.
Parents should consider flavored waters and reduced-fat milk in lieu of fruit juices for lunches. School teachers also can reinforce positive overall health habits.
Alabama consumers can better respond to cases of identity theft when equipped with knowledge of reporting process.
Lice are highly contagious and tough to treat and remove. Here are some facts, tips and personal experiences with the tiny, parasitic insects.
As kids prepare to go back to school, UAB experts say planning ahead with these tips can help children reach academic and personal goals.
Though 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.
Make a healthful diet part of your vacation plans with a little preparation, says a UAB dietitian.
UAB experts give advice on how youngsters can properly use technology when writing the old-fashioned way.
Improper storage and care of your toothbrush could make it a harbor for germs, including staph, intestinal bacteria and more.
Follow some simple tips to stop bug bites or stings from ending your summer fun.
It may feel literally and figuratively that it is crunch time when it comes to getting summer-ready, but these UAB experts break down easy ways to make health a lifelong achievement beyond this season alone.
Heading to the great outdoors this summer? Here are some tips on how to stay safe in the wilderness or your own backyard.
Expert offers Affordable Care Act tips ahead of open enrollment deadline
Winter’s heavy snow may contribute to widespread flooding this spring — UAB emergency physician advises preparation.
Increased water consumption often is advised to those who are trying to lose weight. But a nutrition expert at UAB says, while it is important, it’s not the magic bullet to weight loss.
Research exploring several new diagnostic strategies to find the earliest changes in the eye to detect glaucoma is underway at the UAB School of Optometry. One optometrist says awareness of this eye disorder is just as important as continuing to study it.
When a prime-time sportscaster went on the air to cover the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics with pink eye, the world took notice. One UAB optometrist says this virus currently lacks an FDA-approved drug, but she has a planned study to solve that.
Be intentional when selecting smart phone apps for your kid, UAB experts say.
Medical device advice: home blood pressure machines and the who, what and when of digital thermometers.
Running around town trying to get holiday tasks crossed off the list may mean jaywalking to save time. But one UAB expert says this should be avoided at all times.
Politics and religion are considered unsafe topics of conversation at parties. This holiday season, experts at UAB say avoiding one other topic – weight – can help everyone be more merry and bright.

Weakened immune systems due to diseases like cancer cause increased risk of severe complications from the flu virus — experts advise vaccine shot, not mist.

How does a UAB cybersecurity expert protects his own smartphone? Here are the risks you need to know.
A UAB expert offers advice for when the holidays can be a season of sadness.
UAB experts have advice on how to slow aging, and how this can help with appearance and self-esteem.
Counting carbs, exchanging candy for other treats and saving it for dessert are all alternatives for parents to consider.
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