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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.
Vaccine tips from UAB experts: Pneumonia and shingles vaccines are especially important starting at age 60, and other important information.
UAB experts provide tips to a healthier Halloween for teeth and bodies, including candies to avoid and advice for parents of diabetic children.
As flu season ramps up, UAB geriatricians remind seniors — and their caregivers — to be wary and prepared.
There is an association between the influenza virus and cardiovascular events like heart disease and stroke; those with cardiovascular disease should protect themselves against the flu.
Whether it’s simply waking up on the wrong side of the bed or a bad week at work, feeling down is a form of depression and should be addressed.

Getting aerobic exercise, breathing slowly and calling a friend can all help reduce stress, UAB experts said.

If telecommuting – or working from home – is an available option, one University of Alabama at Birmingham expert says its perks go beyond working in pajamas.

A UAB internal medicine expert says sporadic cases of flu are appearing and with a vaccine already available, it is best to get immunized now.

UAB experts: you can create a career rooted in your passion, if you are strategic.

Sports are an enjoyable past-time, but they should be just that. Youth sports and marriages can be ruined by an adult’s addiction to the game.

Following your dreams can be tempting, but look before you leap and prepare for real-world issues first, says a UAB expert.
It’s not always easy, but a cancer education expert and survivor offer ways to make it through the workday despite having the disease.
UAB experts offer tips for selecting after-school activities.
Heading back to the classroom can make some children anxious, but UAB experts say good communication can help ease back-to-school fears.

For teachers and parents of a child with ADHD, the beginning of school leads to new challenges and opportunities for learning.

A good night’s sleep and filling breakfast means more for your child’s academic performance than you may think.
A UAB personal finance expert offers easy and creative ways to save a buck when buying new supplies for school-aged kids.

From planning, to traveling, to coordinating daily schedules while on vacation – the break from work may not be enough to help mental wellbeing. 

Active kids and sugary snacks can spell trouble for teeth during the summer.

Even when kids are out of school, UAB’s Lynn Kirkland has tips on how parents can keep them engaged, interested and ready to learn.

With a little help from parents, young musicians can get in the habit of successful practice over the summer and go back to school better than ever.

A UAB professor offers a checklist for safe play at indoor playgrounds.

There’s been a string of large, deadly tornadoes impacting the United States in recent years, and UAB researchers say benefits of preparation trump previous false alarms.
UAB cancer expert provides the deeper understanding on summer skin protection from UV rays, offers helpful tips.
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