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UA Matters: Keeping a Handle on Gift Giving to Children

The University of Alabama’s Tammy Morrow and Amy Walker share a practical way to help pare down the excess in gift giving.

UA Matters: Keeping the Young, Young at Heart Safe from Sun

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Phil Bishop offers a few tips on how to protect those who are especially susceptible to problems from the hot summer sun.

UA Matters: Encouraging Children to Help at Home

So, what can we do to keep the desire to contribute alive and well in our children? The University of Alabama’s Tammy Morrow and Amy Walker offer some suggestions.

UA Matters: Tips for the Lactose Intolerant

Many people believe that lactose intolerance means that dairy must be completely eliminated from the diet. Eliminating dairy products from the diet can make it more difficult to get key nutrients such as calcium, potassium and Vitamin D adequately in the diet. Thankfully though, living with lactose intolerance doesn’t mean you have to give up […]

UA Matters: Keep Future Employers in Mind While Using Social Media

Social media has turned many of us into experts on online impression management: we understand intuitively how to modify our appearances and messages in order to appear more attractive, get more attention, more “likes,” more followers. If you’re looking for a job (or considering looking for one in the future), you need to use these […]

UA Matters: Avoiding Poisonous Plants in Summer, Fall

The University of Alabama’s Monica Watkins suggests ways to avoid poisonous plants.

UA Matters: Exercising, Working in the Summer Heat

Hot, humid weather poses great challenges for those working or exercising out of doors. The University of Alabama’s Dr. Phil Bishop offers some advice on staying safe in the heat. Exercise and work causes us to produce more heat, and we must evaporate sweat to stay cool, so exercise early in the AM and late […]

UA Matters: Avoiding Brain Drain during Summer

Summer is a time for students, parents and teachers to get a break from the rigors of academic life and prepare themselves for the upcoming school year. Unfortunately, most students will inevitably fall victim to brain drain during this time. Summer brain drain refers to the loss of skills, especially in reading and mathematics, during the […]

UA Matters: Avoiding Hot-Car Deaths

The University of Alabama’s Tammy Morrow offers some precautions caregivers can take to avoid hot-car deaths.

UA Matters: Wedding Gift Etiquette

The University of Alabama’s Kimberly Boyle offers a few suggestions on how engaged couples can navigate the sometimes tricky art of receiving gifts.

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