Busting the 8 Cups of Water a Day Myth (YouTube, May 13, 2020)
Staying hydrated is important - especially now that the weather is warming up. But do we really have to drink 8 cups of water a day to stay hydrated? UAB nutritionist Beth Kitchin, PhD, RDN tells why this is a myth!

Alcohol Calories
Ever wonder just how many calories that beer or glass of wine is adding to your daily total? If you haven't given it a thought, you're like many Americans.

America the Sweet

The average American over the age of one eats 22 teaspoons of added sugars each day.

Artificial Sweeteners

NutraSweet, Sweet n' Low, Splenda - are they paradise or poison?

Avoid A Cold

There is no treatment for a cold. But there are some things you can do to boost your immune system and lower your chances of getting one.


A healthy breakfast in a hurry takes a bit of planning ahead.

Building a Better Breakfast

New research by UAB researchers might help you build a hunger busting breakfast.


If caffeine were to go on trial for all of the allegations against it, would it be convicted?

Designer Waters: Health or Hype?

Designer drinks like Gatorade, Smart Water, Vitamin Water, and Propel are everywhere. Are they worth it?

Eat Cheap: Top Ten Healthy, Low-Cost Foods

Fending Off the Cold and Flu with Vitamin D?

Can taking vitamin D lower your chances of getting a cold or the flu? The answer is - maybe.

Fish Facts

High Fructose Fracas

You've probably heard of high fructose corn syrup. But is it good? Is it bad? What exactly is it?

Lactose Intolerance May Not Be As Common As We Thought

New research shows that only 12% of all Americans and 19.5% of African Americans may be lactose intolerant.

Lower Calories, Live Longer?

Could eating less help you live longer? If you're a lab animal, the answer is probably "yes". The answer is less certain for us humans.

Phony Food Allergies

If you go to an allergy doctor and get a skin prick test or a blood test for food allergies, you might not like what you see.

Research Roundup

Should You Supplement with Vitamin C?

For years, conventional wisdom has prompted many people to take vitamin C for avoiding a cold. Unfortunately, the science on this subject is much less clear.

Teen Vegetarians

A vegetarian diet may be healthy option for your teen, as long as it is not a "front" for an eating disorder.

Wellness tips to get you over the New Year’s resolution slump
(UAB News, January 21, 2020)