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Good Riddance: Peer Pressure

January 14, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Peer pressure happens in every high school and middle school in the country, and is pretty much a part of growing up. Being pressured by your peers can be difficult and even stressful…it’s hard sometimes to go against the group and stand up for your beliefs and what you know is right. Read More »

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The Healthiest Nation in One Generation?

April 05, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Today kicks off National Public Health Week, April 5–11, 2010. This means that governments, businesses, schools, and community organizations across the county will be promoting lifestyles and policies that support and improve people's health. Read More »

Kerri Strug

Real Athletes Break Records, Not Rules

April 01, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

“You can do it!” and a sprained ankle were what Olympic gymnast, Kerri Strug, took with her to the mat as she landed the vault to help win Team USA’s first women’s gymnastics gold medal at the 1996 Olympics. Read More »

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Four Tips to Avoid Drinking, Drugs, and Driving

August 25, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Okay, say you’re at a party. The friends you came with have been drinking, but you haven’t. When it’s time to head home, you’re nervous—you’ve heard all about drunk driving and how dangerous it is. Read More »

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