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Man in a virtual world

Virtual Reality and Drug Abuse Treatment

Sara Bellum
January 22, 2014

Do you or your friends play video games? Many video games create a virtual reality, a world that only exists on a computer, made up of vivid images and engrossing stories. Read More »

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Diet pills on a plate with a measuring tape

Thin at any Cost?

Sara Bellum
April 11, 2013

You only need to stand in a supermarket checkout line to realize our society is obsessed with how people look. Magazine headlines scream, “Guess Who!” next to a picture of a flabby stomach. Or they praise “So-and-So’s Awesome Post-Baby Body!” Read More »

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HBO's "The Weight of the Nation": Obesity on the Brain

Sara Bellum
May 30, 2012

SBB has talked a lot about how drug addiction is a complicated brain disease. But it’s not the only one. Read More »

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French fries

Addicted to French Fries: Is Food a Drug?

Sara Bellum
April 03, 2012

According to the American Heart Association, about one in three kids and teens in the United States is overweight or obese. Read More »

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