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E-Cig Popularity on the Rise

Sara Bellum
July 09, 2014

As states continue to pass laws that restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, this post from 2013 explores why they've become so popular with teens. Read More »

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Take the Test Take Control -- National HIV Testing Day

Today Is National HIV Testing Day

Sara Bellum
June 27, 2012

HIV newly infects about 48,000 Americans every year, but one in five with the disease don’t even know they have it. Read More »

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Surgeon General's Video Contest: Tobacco - I'm Not Buying It!

Sara Bellum
April 12, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is betting that young people have something powerful to say about smoking. Read More »

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Let's Talk: Where do you find science-based health information?

Sara Bellum
October 25, 2011

Many U.S. Government agencies have Web sites to share information and resources with the public. Some help you find services you need—for instance, the Motor Vehicle Administration in your state helps you understand how to get your driver’s license. Read More »

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Teen Brain, a Work in Progress

Sara Bellum
September 14, 2011

Have you ever wondered why you have to be 16 to get your driver’s license or 18 to vote or 21 to legally drink alcohol? It’s partly because your brain is not ready to take on these responsibilities, since your brain is not fully developed when you’re a teen. Read More »

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