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Don't Be Fooled -- Even Your Phone App Could Be Advertising

Sara Bellum
January 10, 2013

As more and more people use smartphones, a world of virtual games, social networking, and fun apps are at their fingertips 24/7. Photo-sharing and exercise-tracking apps can be useful and fun. Others, though, may have devious intentions, like trying to get you hooked on smoking. Read More »

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Two teenage girls.

Mentors: Helping Teens Help Each Other

Sara Bellum
December 18, 2012

Get good grades. Spend time with friends. Make your parents proud. Eat healthy. Exercise. Volunteer. Choose a college. Don’t relax until you’ve finished all of the above. Read More »

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Does This Make Me Look Fat?

Elisabeth Burton, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award Winner
December 04, 2012

About 4 years ago, my good friend tried to die by suicide; the reason behind it? She felt like she didn’t match up to the women you see in magazines; she felt like she wasn’t beautiful or skinny enough. Read More »

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A teenage boy talking to his mother.

Parents: How Much Do They Influence You?

Sara Bellum
October 25, 2012

Someone offers you a cigarette or a beer. In the split second that you have to consider your answer, what do you think about? What your friends will think? What about what your parents would think? Read More »

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Snuffing Out Snuff: Baseball Restricts Smokeless Tobacco Use

Sara Bellum
October 11, 2012

Who will be this year’s “Mr. October”? The onset of the playoffs has SBB thinking about all things baseball—home runs, hot dogs, and strikeouts. Read More »

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