1. Watch 4-year-old Sam Lollar play basketball or baseball in his backyard, and you’d think he was a pretty normal kid. He can nail a free throw or hit a pitched ball. You’d not guess he had vision problems. His parents never guessed it either — until he had a vision, hearing and speech screening at his pre-school.

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  2. As Christmas quickly approaches and last-minute mall trips are planned, there is a good chance parents have something else on the docket, too: pictures with Santa Claus. But if the sight of jolly old Saint Nick frightens your little ones, that picture may not happen. University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) psychologist Christopher Robinson, Ph.D., has several tips to avoid a meltdown.

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  3. 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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  4. New materials and new techniques have led to a surge in hip replacements, both for seniors and for active weekend warriors

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  5. With summer just around the corner, many hope to lose a few pounds before shorts and swimsuit season. University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) exercise and nutrition experts offer tips for those in search of a summer slim down. Read the story here: bit.ly/10bHPbh

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