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BIRMINGHAM-(Aug. 24, 2011) - Children's of Alabama announced today the addition of a comprehensive library of health information for consumers to its website The site now features thousands of medically-reviewed articles, animations, features, and news written to be age-appropriate for three distinct audiences: parents, kids and teens.

"As a provider of expert healthcare for children, we understand how important it is to reach out to kids and teens in addition to their parents," said Marilyn Prier, Director of Comprehensive Health Education Center for Kids at Children's of Alabama. "That's why we're offering kids and teens health information written just for them. School nurses and teachers also will find the information to be a great resource."

The site features information across a broad spectrum of topics, including parenting, general health, medical problems, development, behavior, emotions, nutrition and fitness, and first aid and safety.

In addition to the comprehensive library of age-appropriate articles, here are other unique features users will discover at  
• Condition Centers for Parents, Kids, and Teens: Focused on Asthma, Diabetes, Cancer, and Nutrition & Fitness, each center offers articles, printable charts, personal stories, and mini-movies to help teach families about their bodies and the condition.
• The Game Closet - for Kids: experiments, mini-health movies and games.
• Pregnancy & Newborns Center: This one-stop section for expectant and new parents includes a weekly pregnancy calendar and slideshow, recipes for expectant and breastfeeding moms, and practical tips.
• Word: Our glossary of medical terms with definitions kids can understand is a great homework helper.
• How the Body Works: An interactive way for kids to learn all about the human body. Includes games, movies, and interactive features.
• BMI Calculator: Features easy-to-read graphs, personalized information (including ideal weight ranges), and the ability to enter multiple measurement dates to track a child's BMI over time.

Children's of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children and is one of the 10 busiest pediatric medical centers in the nation. It is a private, not-for-profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Ten of its divisions - pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, neonatology, cancer, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology-are ranked in the Top 50 Children's Hospital Programs by US News & World Report. For more information, visit, or  


 Contact: Rachel Olis, 205.558.2977 or Rachel.olis@childrensal.or