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Many people experience mood and energy changes during winter months, but is that a real medical condition?
The flu shot is safe for both pregnant women and their unborn babies.
Public health and hospital officials encourage those who think they have the flu to call their health care provider or visit an urgent care clinic — and leave the emergency room for acute injuries and life-threatening conditions.
Smart fitness devices like watches or apps may help some people lose weight; but before you buy, make sure you understand how it works and if you are the right candidate for this technology.
Before you buy a toy or let your little ones play with a gift, make sure you consider all potential safety hazards.
UAB expert Dr. Angela Stowe shares best practices to avoid unwanted stress this holiday season.

While friends or family members may feel helpless if someone they know suffers from addiction, one UAB physician says hope can start at home.

Enjoy the holiday season while eliminating the possibilities of hazardous home fires.

Jessica Martindale’s perfect vision was quickly tested after her infant son inadvertently scratched her cornea. Thankfully, physicians at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital were there to help.
Security tips on protecting your identity during online and in-store holiday shopping sprees.
With one in four high school students’ using e-cigarettes, UAB experts want parents to be aware of vaping’s harmful effects.

New wearable health monitoring devices can help you stay informed, but should they be relied on heavily?

As part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in November, UAB geriatricians share information about how to care for a loved one with dementia while helping them maintain their independence and dignity.
Here is a guide to finding your passion, no matter what field, from UAB transplant surgeon Jayme Locke, M.D.
Most people refrain from calling attention to an unusual bulge in their lower abdomen. But it could be a potentially dangerous condition that needs to be discussed with your doctor right away.
Experts provide parents and teens with safe driving tips leading into Teen Driving Safety Week.
People and communities impacted by severe weather can benefit from entrepreneurial activities.
UAB experts offer ways to keep your little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween.
Approximately 20 percent of breast cancers found at screenings are in women ages 40-49, which is why breast imagers at UAB recommend women start having annual mammograms at age 40.
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, and UAB wants women at all life stages to understand symptoms and the preventive measures they can take.
UAB experts share insight on what leads a person to have suicidal thoughts or actions, and how friends and family can help.
UAB eye physicians say it is never too early to start caring for your child’s ocular health.
The key to preventing overhydration is to let your body tell you when you need a drink.
UAB School of Education experts provide some tips to parents on how to ease the back-to-school transition for children with special needs and emotional and behavioral disorders.
Melatonin supplements can help aid sleep, but are they recommended?
As parents check off their children’s back-to-school needs, vaccinations should be top of the list.
Budgeting and research help parents save on back to school shopping.
Drowsy driving, distracting driving and road rage put you and other drivers at risk for a motor vehicle crash.
Criminal justice professor Jeff Walker, Ph.D., shares tips to keep yourself and your personal property safe while you are traveling this summer.
Keeping children safe as temperatures rise should be top-of-mind this summer, says one UAB pediatrician.
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