UA Matters: Effects of Chronic Stress

Some side effects of stress, like a headache, can be felt immediately. But too much stress over time can wreak havoc on the body. Some chronic health conditions can be attributed to long-term stress, said The University of Alabama’s Dr. Harriet Myers.

UA Matters: Helping Children Connect with Nature

Spending time in nature improves mood, reduces stress and promotes better physical health. Despite the countless benefits, it has become increasingly difficult to separate ourselves from our busy schedules, electronic devices and creature comforts to spend time outside. Helping children connect with nature is critically important, experts say. In addition to the health benefits, spending time […]

UA Matters: Heart Attacks — Different Signs for Men, Women

We’ve all seen the movie scenes where a man gasps, clutches his chest and falls to the ground. In reality, a heart attack victim could easily be a woman, and the scene not so dramatic. While men and women share some of the same heart attack symptoms, The University of Alabama’s Dr. Joseph Fritz explains […]