Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for April 22, 2013:
JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from the Shades Shades Valley YMCA with Mikal Thomas. He showed us the latest exercises you can do for the week. For more information, call (205) 870-9622.
BBB - David Smitherman with the Better Business Bureau joined us this morning with the top 5 tips for mobile banking! The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, part of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, offers these five tips on how to keep your identity safe and your money in the bank: Password-protect your phone or tablet so that only you can access the information on your device. This will help protect you if your phone or tablet is ever lost or stolen. Never provide personal information unless you initiate contact with your bank or other financial institution. Financial institutions should not request account numbers, Social Security numbers or other sensitive information through email or text messages. If you're not sure about a request, contact your bank by calling number on the back of your debit or credit card. Don't stay "auto-logged in" to your accounts. Even though it's convenient, it increases the risk that an unauthorized user will access your accounts. Delete old texts from your bank to reduce your exposure to fraud. Report lost or stolen devices immediately to your wireless provider and financial institutions. For more tips you can trust, visit bbb.org.
UAB SCHOLARSHIP - Brandy Lee and Kevin Jiang joined us this morning to talk about the annual UAB Alumni Society 5K/10K. UAB Alumni Society 5K/10K set for April 26 to raise scholarship money - The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) National Alumni Society (NAS) will host the seventh annual UAB NAS 5K/10K Scholarship Run at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013. This year, the race will begin and end at the UAB National Alumni Society House, 1301 10th Ave. South. The post-race party at the Alumni House will feature food and entertainment including live music from the Jeff Otwell Band. Runners are encouraged to invite family and friends to enjoy the fun, family-friendly atmosphere. The post-race party is included for all race participants; additional guests can enjoy the catered meal for just $10 per person. All proceeds from the race will benefit UAB student scholarships. Last year, the NAS raised nearly $80,000 for scholarships through the race and, with a goal of $100,000, is looking to exceed that this year. Registration is $30 before the day of the race or $35 on race day. The race fee includes a T-shirt, timing chip (if requested), dinner catered by Dreamland Bar-B-Que and the post-race party. Register online at active.com, call 205-934-3555 or download the race form. The new race course map can be viewed online. Race registration will begin at 4 p.m., and the race will begin at 6 p.m. The race is sponsored by Viva Health. Awards will include first place overall male and female for both the 5K and 10K, as well as top male and female in the 5K and 10K by age categories.
MAGIC CITY CONNECTION - Alex Kunzman and Kristin Sullivan joined us this morning with the scoop on the 30th anniversary of The Magic City Connection! The 30th Magic City Art Connection contemporary art festival transforms downtown Birmingham's Linn Park with its spring infusion of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds and aromas. 30,000 visitors and their families head to the city center annually the last full weekend in April hungry for arts and culture, creativity, community and fun. Choose art from among 215 juried artists from around the country. Then add in the experience of Corks and Chefs: Food and Wine Tasting Event, 25 interactive art workshops for kids, live music and cultural dance performances on 2 stages, large scale art installations, and eating all day. Be sure to keep a look out for MCAC's 30/50 features in 2013 which celebrate the art show's 30th anniversary in conjunction with the civil rights movement's 50th. Find Art and more on April 26-28, 2013! 10-6 Friday and Saturday, 10-5 Sunday. Admission is free! For more information, visit www.MagicCityArt.com.
TEEN HEALTH - All parents know the importance of taking their infant or young child for an annual checkup. However, once a child enters their teen years, this adherence to an annual checkup falls off. Research has shown that health behavior decisions made during the teen may have a long-term impact on how healthy we are as adults. Teenagers face a myriad of new experiences and new dangers can emerge in these years as well: everything from illness, stress, poor diet/lack of exercise, to experimentation with tobacco, alcohol and drugs to the emotional challenges that come with this tumultuous time. And our teens don't minimize the importance of good health. In fact, health matters more to our kids than their parents even realize. Teens trust their parents and their doctors for reliable health information, but either don't like talking to their doctor or lack the chance to interact in an empowering way. A recent survey of parents, teens, and their doctors has revealed that the way teens engage with the health system may not equip them for success. Dr. Susan Rehm, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (a national non-profit dedicated to educating the public about the prevention of infectious diseases) and Aria Finger, Chief Operating Officer for DoSomething.org (The largest youth, social-change nonprofit in the U.S), provided their unique perspective on what parents can do to facilitate their teens' success in navigating the healthcare system and managing their own health. Dr. Rehm and Aria Finger also discussed a helpful new website yourteenhealth.com where parents will find resources like a roadmap teen health and a checklist to bring to the doctor. For more information, visit myteenshealth.com.
ASK THE GARDENER - Our expert, Sallie Lee joined us today with Ask the Gardener. Sallie is an Extention Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extention System. For more questions call the Extension Office at (205) 879-6964.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh takes us inside the Decorator's Showhouse. Dr. Asa Andrew joins us with advice on Osteoperosis and how to strengthen your bones. From food to cleaning - we check out the best new products hitting the market this year to make your life easier! Former Bama standout Rashad Johnson offers his skills and advice to local youth. Jimmy Rockett offers us some pointers for our garden! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!
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