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No More Smoking: A "Quit" Coach Is Just a Text Message Away

February 02, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

For anyone who resolves to stop smoking, help is as close as your cell phone. Read More »

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Tips for Healthier Holidays and a Happy New Year

December 22, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

The holiday season, we are told, is supposed to be bright and full of cheer. As fun as they can be, however, the holidays sometimes can be hard to handle. Even though school is out, the lack of a normal routine and the increase in social obligations can be overwhelming. Read More »

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Don't Stress about Stress

October 06, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Everyone has stress in their lives, whether it’s from school, family, friends, or work. Everyone deals with stress differently. Some deal with it in healthy ways, while others turn to drugs, choosing not to confront their issues head on. Read More »

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Cigarettes Versus the Scale

August 30, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever heard friends say they’d like to quit smoking, but they are afraid they’ll gain weight if they stop? Read More »

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Blast from the Past: "Just Say No"

August 24, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

In 1982, then-First Lady Nancy Reagan launched an anti-drug campaign famously known as “Just say no.” While many people—including public health experts—believed the message was an important one to get out to teens, others thought it was way too simplistic and would not appeal to them. Read More »

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