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Catching Some ZZZZs: Safe Ways To Get to Sleep

Sara Bellum
May 17, 2012

Have you ever had a night when you just couldn’t fall asleep? It’s a terrible feeling. Tossing and turning, watching the minutes click closer to dawn, dreading how tired you’re going to be the next day—the more you try to sleep, the harder it gets. Read More »

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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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Mini Cigars: The Facts Behind the Flavors

Sara Bellum
March 20, 2012

When you hear that something comes in strawberry, ice cream, chocolate, peach, or grape flavors, your first thoughts may be: ice cream, candy, or something made for kids. After all, manufacturers of kids’ toothpastes, medicines, and vitamins add fun flavors to make their products more appealing. Read More »

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St. Patrick's Day: Leprechauns, Shamrocks, and... Binge Drinking?

Sara Bellum
March 15, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day, once a religious holiday that celebrated the patron saint of Ireland, has become a day for revelry and partying. In fact, it has become one of the biggest drinking days of the year. Read More »

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What Are "Co-Occurring" Disorders?

Sara Bellum
March 08, 2012

As many as 6 in 10 people with a substance use disorder also suffer from a mental health condition such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or bipolar disorder, to name a few. When this happens, the person has “co-occurring disorders.” Read More »

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