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Cigarettes Versus the Scale

Sara Bellum
August 30, 2011

Have you ever heard friends say they’d like to quit smoking, but they are afraid they’ll gain weight if they stop? Read More »

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Not LOKO for Alcoholic Energy Drinks

Sara Bellum
August 26, 2011

You may remember that a while back, SBB addressed an unhealthy new fad—energy drinks. Read More »

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Blast from the Past: "Just Say No"

Sara Bellum
August 24, 2011

In 1982, then-First Lady Nancy Reagan launched an anti-drug campaign famously known as “Just say no.” While many people—including public health experts—believed the message was an important one to get out to teens, others thought it was way too simplistic and would not appeal to them. Read More »

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R.I.P Amy Winehouse

Sara Bellum
August 17, 2011

While we are still not sure exactly what killed Amy Winehouse, many people are speculating that it had something to do with her admitted drug and alcohol abuse. Read More »

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Betty Ford

Betty Ford: Shining a Light on Addiction

Sara Bellum
August 10, 2011

You might have heard the news that former first lady Betty Ford recently died at the age of 93. Many of you reading this might never have heard of Betty Ford; after all, she became First Lady way back in 1974. Read More »

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