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nycu graphic 2A UAB engineer provides information about the risks and prevention methods associated with electric shock drowning in fresh bodies of water.
The average American consumes nearly 2,000 mg a day over most adults’ ideal amount of sodium intake, excluding salt added at the table. Sodium found in restaurant, pre-packaged and processed foods, and foods like canned vegetables can increase heart disease and stroke risk, among others.
One of the most common types of cancer is skin cancer. A UAB dermatologist shares background information, risks and how to protect your skin.
Robin Parks Ennis, Ph.D., assistant professor and behavioral interventions and supports researcher, explains how a popular toy can be beneficial with proper management.
nycu graphic 2Professor says reverse mortgages are best considered by seniors who are “equity rich and cash poor” and plan to live in their current home for a long time.
Knowing the signs of becoming drowsy behind the wheel, many of which are similar to distracted and drunk driving, could potentially be lifesaving.
were with youMore than 1 million married women ages 15-44 across the United States are infertile. Janet McLaren Bouknight, M.D., offers insight on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of infertile couples trying to conceive.
were with youA UAB OB/GYN discusses when and why an adolescent female should see a gynecologist.
A heart attack can happen even if to those who are relatively young and fit, and genetics can play a role.

A UAB physician provides tips for traveling with infants. 

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading global cause of death. These foods can promote cardiovascular health.
UAB experts say having a plan , setting specific goals and keeping track of progress are great action items to keep in mind when making resolutions for the new year.
Spread holiday greetings, not the flu, this season.
Soroush Rais-Bahrami, M.D., discusses the importance of prostate cancer screening and what families should know about loved ones who have been diagnosed.
UAB dietitian Ashley Delk says to put away the stretchy pants and eat smart this holiday season.
According to the CDC, sports-related dental injuries account for more than 600,000 emergency room visits each year.
An Alabama woman asked her primary care physician one question that may have saved her life — is it time for me to have a mammogram?
A UAB psychologist and optometrist offer insight about keeping Halloween safe this year.

UAB clinical psychologist Josh Klapow, Ph.D., discusses the importance of evaluating activities and setting ground rules to keep from getting overbooked.

A UAB expert recommends international travelers consult with a physician four to six weeks prior to travel and learn medical risks and how to prevent illness while abroad. 

UAB clinical psychologist Josh Klapow, Ph.D., provides tips for college students experiencing homesickness.

A UAB School of Dentistry faculty member talks bad breath — where it comes from and how to fight it.
Developing and maintaining a healthy relationship with food is a lifelong pursuit, not a sprint to the finish line. Start by eating real foods that you enjoy, and feed your body in a way that optimizes your own health.
A UAB psychologist discusses addiction and recognizing the symptoms of mental illness in adults and children.
Knowing when an asteroid could impact Earth would be nice, but learning more about super volcanoes might be more prudent.
With these tips from UAB Emergency Medicine, know how to identify poison ivy, oak and sumac, protect yourself against allergic reaction, and treat exposed areas.
Tempers will flare and the threat of violence is often not far behind as temperatures rise, says a UAB psychologist.
Vape pens are catching on, but there is a hidden danger. They sometimes blow up, and a UAB burn surgeon says the results are decidedly unpleasant.
UAB’s William Curry, M.D., explains the advantages for millennials to find a primary care physician and why it is a necessary step to take for their health.
Adam Gordon, O.D., discusses blue light, including the lack of clinical evidence in advertisements overstating dangers, as well as the effects of blue light on sleep and eye discomfort.
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