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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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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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Take a Breath of Fresh...Energy?

Sara Bellum
September 05, 2012

Sound too good to be true? Well, it is, and it may not be too good for you, either. Read More »

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Teen Party Movies: Epic Adventure or Bad Hangover?

Sara Bellum
August 29, 2012

Many of the movies teens like the most have this in common: A group of young people go to parties, binge drink, get in trouble, or narrowly escape—all in the name of comedy. Read More »

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