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UAB Institute for Human Rights Director Tina Kempin Reuter provides practical tips for confronting hate and violence.
Andrew D. Pucker, O.D., Ph.D., gives tips on safe use of contact lenses, including advice on travel, swimming and UV rays.
With kids using new technology every day, many parents are forced to keep up or get left behind.
nycu graphic 2A UAB optometrist and ophthalmologist provide advice on how to protect your eyes while viewing the solar eclipse.
Parents who listen to their children’s interests could help them be more successful and well-rounded in their extracurricular activities.
Even if you’ve previously rejected vaccinating your children or have neglected to do so, UAB physicians say it’s not too late to protect them against many preventable diseases.
University of Alabama at Birmingham director of the Regions Institute for Financial Education Stephanie Yates, Ph.D., provides insight into how parents can use budgeting to plan and save on back-to-school items this fall.
With both Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease increasing in recent years, UAB wilderness medicine physician says it’s important to dress properly and to perform tick checks after woodland excursions.
UAB cybersecurity expert Gary Warner says, as businesses work to better protect sensitive customer information, consumers should still be proactive when making purchases.
There are snakes out there. A UAB emergency physician and a biologist tell you what you need to know about coping with snakes and snakebite.
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. 

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