Good Day Alabama for May 20, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for May 20, 2013

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama for Monday, May 20, 2013:

BETH K - UAB is looking for help with a study - the first study that Dr. Beth Kitchin is the lead researcher on! There seems to be a relationship between how well people handle blood sugar and osteoporosis. In fact, people with type 2 diabetes are often more likely to have osteoporosis. But we really don't understand this relationship between blood sugar control and bone health. So, we are doing a study in our osteoporosis clinic with our patients who are taking certain bone building medications. But we need participants in our control group. In other words, we need women who are not going on any medications to compare them to. So, we are looking for women over 50 who are post-menopausal, have normal blood levels of vitamin D, not on any medications for bone building, and not on Coumadin or prednisone. It will pay $150 for your time for two visits and Dr. Beth Kitchin will counsel you on calcium and vitamin D.

If you qualify, we will have you come to UAB two times - one month apart. We will have you get something called an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) to find out how well your body handles blood sugar. You will then come back in to get another OGTT one month later. You will find out how well your body responds to insulin, markers of bone health, and how well your body handles blood sugar.

For More Information and to see if you qualify for the study called Holly at 205.934.7639 or email her at

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from Lakeshore Foundation with help from Carol Kutik on Exercise Monday. For more information, call (205) 313-7400.

ALABAMA PHOENIX FESTIVAL - The Alabama Phoenix Festival is a family-friendly, multi-genre, fan convention featuring celebrity guests, authors, comic book writers and artists, vendors, and much more. We have activities for people of all ages and welcome you to come join us in the fun. The 2013 event will be held on Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26, 2013. Money raised at this year's event benefits Children of Fallen Soldiers. Children of Fallen Soldiers is a non-profit organization devoted to meeting the needs of children who have lost a parent serving in the United States Armed Forces. Its motivation is for each child to know that the citizens of America recognize their loss and are committed to helping them achieve their highest potential in life. For more information on the Alabama Phoenix Festival, visit

STAN ON MOVIES - Janice talked with Stan Daniel from Kingdom Comic about all the sci-fi and comic book heroes hitting the big screen this summer. The season kicked off a few weekends ago with "Iron Man 3." It dominated the box office until this weekend with "Star Trek into Darkness" topped box office numbers. Later this summer the story of Superman comes to the big screen with "Man of Steel" on June 14th and Wolverine returns on July 26th in "The Wolverine."

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.

DEAD EVER AFTER - In 2008 HBO launched a series based on Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels--set in a modern-day Louisiana where vampires and humans mingle as seen through the eyes of a telepathic cocktail waitress named Sookie Stackhouse. Created by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under), True Blood, one of HBO's most popular series, has mesmerized audiences and both Sookie and Charlaine have become household names. The thirteenth and final book in the Sookie Stackhouse series finds our heroine investigating a murder-a murder for which Sookie herself has been arrested. Living in a town full of secrets like Bon Temps, Sookie will find out that everything is not as it seems, people she believed in can no longer be trusted, and love comes when least expected. After years of tumultuous romances with a string of supernatural lovers-from vampires to werewolves-will Sookie find her happy ever after? The first book in the series, Dead Until Dark, won the Anthony for best paperback mystery of 2001. The books have become international sensations, with readers in Japan, Spain, Greece, and Great Britain. Each book about Sookie Stackhouse (and her dealings with vampires and werewolves and other creatures of the night) has gathered more readers who enjoy the books' unique blend of mystery, humor, romance, and the supernatural. For more on Charlaine and her books, visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we take you out to the ballgame! The SEC tournament is this weekend and Jeh Jeh takes us there for all the details! Changing seasons mean you can change out some colors to freshen up the décor of your home! We turn to our designer for help! Dr. Asa Andrew explains how the foods we eat can affect our allergies and other ways to help out. In Money Tuesday we look at the ten things you need to do if you lose your job. Plus our wildlife expert joins us and we look at what's new in entertainment! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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