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Divorce rates tend to spike in the weeks following the Christmas holidays and during August, following the summer vacation season. Have you ever wondered why?

DCH Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in central Alabama to offer a new targeted biopsy of the prostate.

Pregnancy is an amazing and beautiful thing, but it can be confusing, especially if it's your first time around.  A tool that seems to be helpful for new moms is pregnancy apps on your phone.  They are not just helpful during pregnancy, but if you find the right one, it will help you track your fertility before pregnancy and keep track of baby's milestones once they're born. 

A West Tuscaloosa community health center wants to help fight type 2 diabetes in the community. Whatley Health Services has joined a no-cost, evidence-based diabetes prevention program to that end.

Take sunscreen with you to reapply during the day, especially after your child swims or exercises. This applies to waterproof and water-resistant products as well.

Follow the directions on the package for using a sunscreen product on babies less than 6 months old. All products do not have the same ingredients; if your or your child’s skin reacts badly to one product, try another one or call a doctor. Your baby’s best defense against sunburn is avoiding the sun or staying in the shade.

Q: I’m having some issues concentrating at work lately. I’ve just generally felt “blah.” My doctor gave me a clean bill of health – but how can I boost my energy and get over this hump? 

A person can bleed to death in five minutes from a traumatic injury. Bystanders’ actions to quickly stop the bleeding can save a life before professional emergency responders arrive. 

Question: I’ve been struggling with depression for quite some time, but in recent weeks, it’s gotten worse. I’m not sure why, exactly – but it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Shouldn’t this be happening around the holidays? I was better then. What can I do? 

Like many folks, health may be on your mind as you make those New Year’s resolutions. Exercise is often at the top of the list, with hopes and dreams to keep your physical activity as consistent as possible. If you’re anything like me, not only is time a big factor, but so is making sure I’m not getting bored or burned out with my activity of choice. Thankfully though, Tuscaloosa offers quite the bounty of opportunities to keep you active throughout the New Year.

Ah the holidays … one of my most favorite times of year. Yes, I love family, and sure I love gifts, but good gracious do I love the food. There’s something about the Christmas and holiday season in general that provides a platform for specific types of dishes. It seems un-American to prepare a large roasted turkey in the middle of summer, so of course we’ve got to take advantage of the bounty of food brought to the table in December. However, if we’re watching our weight or health in general, the holidays may make us feel uneasy about overdoing it.  

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