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Girl Running

Chasing the Runner's High

Sara Bellum
July 26, 2012

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA, is an avid runner—6 miles a day! We all know the benefits of physical activity on the body, but as a neuroscientist, Dr. Volkow is also interested in how exercise helps the brain. 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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Football player

Being a Team Player Can Influence Drug and Alcohol Use

Sara Bellum
June 20, 2012

Middle and high school teens have many choices when it comes to extracurricular activities. Some will choose a team sport like basketball, volleyball, football, or softball, while others may choose more individual-type sports like track, golf, tennis, or swimming. Read More »

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Girl blowing bubbles

Summertime: Fun and Healthy Ways To Keep Busy

Sara Bellum
June 13, 2012

School’s out! It’s time for ice cream, BBQs, and lazy days at the pool. And then? After a while, the long hot days of summer can quickly turn boring. And far too often, the boredom and restlessness can lead to taking risks, like drinking or experimenting with drugs. Read More »

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Teen emotions

It's Not Just You: The Teen Years Can Be an Emotional Roller Coaster

Sara Bellum
June 06, 2012

Ever have one of those days? One minute you’re feeling great; the next, you’re knocked down by a bad grade or a fight with a friend. Read More »

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