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Summertime: Fun and Healthy Ways To Keep Busy

June 13, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

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 »

Teen emotions

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

June 06, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

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 »

Tired girl taking sleeping pill

Catching Some ZZZZs: Safe Ways To Get to Sleep

May 17, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

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 »

French fries

Addicted to French Fries: Is Food a Drug?

April 03, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

According to the American Heart Association, about one in three kids and teens in the United States is overweight or obese. Read More »

The Cigar Trap

Mini Cigars: The Facts Behind the Flavors

March 20, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

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 »