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Amy Winehouse: Death by Misadventure

Sara Bellum
January 17, 2012

In October 2011, the coroner who conducted Amy Winehouse’s autopsy declared that the Grammy-winning singer “died by misadventure.” Translation: Amy died of accidental alcohol poisoning. Read More »

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Does Smoking on TV Influence You?

Sara Bellum
January 12, 2012

The Government banned cigarette commercials on television in 1970 after the 1964 Surgeon General’s report found that smoking cigarettes increased your chances of getting lung cancer.  This was a big deal, considering the strong Read More »

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director of NIDA

How Many Teens Actually Smoke, Drink, or Do Drugs?

Sara Bellum
January 05, 2012

How Many Teens Actually Smoke, Drink, or Do Drugs? Read More »

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Tips for Healthier Holidays and a Happy New Year

Sara Bellum
December 22, 2011

The holiday season, we are told, is supposed to be bright and full of cheer. As fun as they can be, however, the holidays sometimes can be hard to handle. Read More »

Pop Positivity, Not Pills

Let's Talk: Which Feature of the PEERx Web Site Do You Like Best?

Sara Bellum
December 20, 2011

There are lots of really cool features on the newly updated PEERx Web site. Have you seen them? Check them out here. Read More »