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Technology Addiction More Likely a Factor for Teen Drivers Texting and Talking with Friends Than with Parents

A new study shows that teens communicating on mobile phones with friends show stronger signs of technology addiction than when communicating with parents.

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New Standardized Clinical Practices Reduce Premature Infant Morbidity and Mortality in First Week of Life

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The Golden Week program developed by UAB’s Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was recently recognized nationally for its standardized set of practices for premature infants, providing them with quality care in their first week of life.

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Study Finds Chimpanzees and Humans Console Victims of Aggression in Similar Ways

The new study is the first to observe consolation in adult humans. Researchers analyzed surveillance camera footage of the immediate aftermath of 22 nonfatal robberies to observe the behaviors and characteristics of victims and bystanders — knowledge that helps correct the impression that humans are aggressive by nature and peaceful by culture.

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Brain Tumors: Still Devastating, but Treatment Has Come a Long Way

A UAB neurosurgeon discusses advances in brain tumor diagnosis and treatment that are bringing renewed hope to the battle against brain cancer.

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Yoga vs. Physical Therapy: Settling the Debate for Low Back Pain

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UAB’s Stefan Kertesz, M.D., provides commentary on a new trial comparing yoga and physical therapy for those who suffer from low back pain.

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Five Ways to Protect Yourself From Retail and Restaurant Data Breaches

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UAB cybersecurity expert Gary Warner says, as businesses work to better protect sensitive customer information, consumers must be proactive when making purchases.

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Blue-Ribbon Committee Creates Ultrasound Scoring System for Thyroid Nodules to Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies

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National committee creates American College of Radiology ultrasound-based risk stratification system to identify nodules that warrant biopsy or sonographic follow-up, and identify most clinically significant malignancies while reducing the number of biopsies performed on benign nodules.

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Opioid and Addiction Specialist Comments on Trump’s Opioid Commission

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In Our Dis-Unified Nation, Healing Must Start From Within

Healing a divided nation must come from each person, individually, says a UAB psychologist, who offers some tips on coping with a divided population.

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Men's Health Week: Be Cautious of What You Are Drinking

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