UAB researcher David Vance, Ph.D., has helped prove that boosting cognitive reserve can protect your brain as it ages. Here’s how you can leverage your UAB benefits to make it happen.

The half-mile trail begins at the rear entrance of the Education Building and winds through the Mini Park before looping around Mervyn Sterne Library. Tack on another half-mile with the optional extension around the Campus Green.

Two new awards will be introduced this year to recognize and encourage students and professionals in the community who have devised new approaches to promote healthy environments within Alabama.

A new text-based crisis support service debuts this month to help employees and their family members.

John Bassler, a statistician in the School of Public Health, shares the positive benefits his German shepherd Sparto can bring to the humans in its life. More than 700 photos were submitted to the UAB Employee Wellness Cutest Pet photo contest for employees — and the votes are in.    

Anna Threadcraft, director of Employee Wellness, is UAB’s Employee of the Month for July.

UAB racked up points in 10 events and sparked a new rivalry with this year's winner, BBVA Compass.

Sign up by March 20 to “Win As One” when the annual Birmingham Corporate Challenge returns to Railroad Park April 13. This year, UAB and UAB Medicine employees will compete as one team for the first time against teams from more than 25 area corporations.

A look into your personal wellness March 12-April 24 will cost you 15 minutes and could earn you cash rewards.

Earn up to $350 for healthy behaviors throughout the year through this newly improved program.

If you're already cheating on your New Year's weight-loss resolutions, Scale Back Alabama can help keep you honest. The statewide initiative kicks off with weigh-ins next week

A new community springs up on unused land, with just some tools, water and a chance to garden for the first timeRead More

Social wellness game helps teams of up to six members stay accountable, have fun as they embark on lifestyle changes

UAB employees shed more than 5,500 pounds in 2012 Scale Back competition as many embraced healthier lifestyles, eating habits
UAB Wellness’ Green Screens initiative cited as an example of giving employees power to improve their health
Wellness continues to develop and implement innovative, effective programs that promote physical activity at work

As a group, the 16 OPR and Comprehensive Cancer Center Scale Back contestants lost a total 227 pounds

More than 1,200 employees compete in Scale Back, and resources to help you in your quest are plentiful at UAB.

Scale Back Alabama is a 10-week statewide weight loss contest and UAB is taking part.

Lauren Whitt joined UAB in January to direct the Employee Wellness program.

The Farm Stand will provide fresh fruits and vegetables for employees, students, patients and passers-by all summer long.

The UAB Human Resources Department has hired Lauren Whitt, Ph.D., to head the new UAB Employee Wellness program.