1. The summer camp was part of the Healthy Happy Kids program run by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center. This camp is an offshoot of the year round HHK program they run in Birmingham City Schools. The focus of each is the effort to reduce childhood obesity in minority and underserved children through a nutrition and physical activity curriculum. They made a special snack for the First Lady on Wednesday.

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  2. The Summer Olympic Games hope to “Inspire a Generation” with two weeks of events including swimming, cycling and gymnastics that will dominate more than 272 hours of airtime on NBC stations, and experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say the exposure is a great opportunity to show kids a variety of sports and activities they can pursue.

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  3. For the fifth time, a University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty member has been named president of the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.

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  4. Waiting to adopt a child internationally can be an exciting time for an expectant family, and it can also be laced with apprehension.

    A partnership of the University of Alabama at Birmingham International Adoption Clinic at Children’s South, Lifeline Children’s Services and the Chinese government helped answer many of Hailston’s questions. Only a handful of adoption agencies in the United States have this type of agreement with China.

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  5. Doug Markham owes his life to bystander CPR. The Books-a-Million executive went into cardiac arrest during a business meeting one afternoon in June 2011. For 13 minutes, three people took turns keeping Doug’s heart going until EMS crews arrived. In 2006, when UAB joined the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium study, only five of 269 patients with cardiac arrest treated in the greater Birmingham area survived. In 2010, 28 of 430 treated survived. Henry Wang, M.D., co-principal investigator of the ROC trial at UAB, says success begins with bystanders quickly calling 9-1-1 and providing good quality CPR.

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