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Adults are not the only ones who should focus on good heart health. A UAB doctor explains when heart healthy habits need to start.

If you exercise, eat right and don’t smoke, a history of heart disease in your family can still put you at risk — even if you are a female.

Make 2013 memorable by following these UAB doctor-recommended lifestyle changes.
UAB health and nutrition experts say it’s easy for eating to get out of control this time of year, with long-term health consequences.
Visiting jolly old Saint Nick for that prized photo of your kids on his lap can be fun, but if your children are apprehensive, one UAB psychologist has advice on how to help them.

Is a pleasantly plump Santa Claus a bad role model in a nation dealing with out-of-control obesity rates? UAB’s Beth Kitchin says: not so much.

Worried about memory loss? A UAB neurologist provides warning signs and prevention strategies

Stage a “practice run” before your child goes off to school, a UAB professor says.

Persistence and sacrifice are central to success, says UAB expert who competed on the world stage as a teen.

Create a plan to make learning fun and get a leg up on the next school year so summertime fun doesn’t result in learning loss.

UAB health experts say you can shed some pounds for the summer by making simple — but safe — changes.

Skimping on nutrition and proper sleep can blur your child’s focus on schoolwork, professor says.

From a new book of poetry by UAB assistant professor Adam Vines to stories by Southern writers to a novel about a woman working at an alligator-wrestling theme park, these books will move you. 

Summer camp should combine enrichment and fun, one UAB professor says.

UAB expert says putting your money in the bank is not much better than burying it in the ground. His advice: Buy a house.

For the unemployed, a temporary job is a chance to showcase talents and lobby for permanent work.

UAB wellness expert offers tips on cutting calorie corners while celebrating.

Shopping is overtaking eating as the national pastime for Thanksgiving. Are shoppers being urged to gorge themselves unnecessarily?

Natural disasters made 2011 a loss-filled year. A UAB psychologist says plan ahead and don’t over commit.

Do you dread the dead or kill for the thrill? Real fear lies in the reality of the scare, UAB psychologist says.
More than unemployment or new home sales, UAB expert says Halloween is key indicator of how robust the holiday season will be for retailers.

Supermarkets, drugstores and neighbors display tombstones, ghosts and vampires; simple steps help protect your child from being scared to leave the house.

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

A football addiction can be detrimental to relationships, but can be extinguished with simple steps.

Children need interested, involved parents to ensure they are on a path to academic success.

Adolescents who struggle to stay on task, are inflexible and have a negative mood are more at-risk for peer-influence on antisocial behavior.

UAB economist recommends previous taboo ways to keep your back-to-school budget out of detention.

Sixty percent of kids feel tired at school and 15 percent fall asleep; adolescents need nine solid hours, but most are sleep deprived.

UAB expert helps families deal with the stress of starting school.

Don’t wait for school bells to jolt kids back into school-year habits, says UAB psychologist Josh Klapow.

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