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Want To Look Your Best? Don’t Smoke

July 07, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Many teens and their parents spend money on clothes, haircuts, braces, perfumes, athletic gear and sports memberships, all to try and look their best. But smoking cigarettes can cancel out all these hard-earned efforts. Besides diseases like cancer and emphysema, smoking can cause: 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 »

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Energy Drinks: A Boost in the Wrong Direction?

March 11, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Energy drinks—You see them at X Games events, basketball arenas, and rock concerts. You can even “fan” some of them on Facebook. What these brands don’t tell you, and what science is now showing us, is that their drinks can really be unhealthy. Read More »

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Do Scientists Light Up?

February 23, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Have you seen Avatar? Awesome special effects. And you had to love the story, especially if you're into science. But there was this one thing ...the top scientist (played by Sigorney Weaver) was a chain smoker. WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT? Read More »

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Real Life: The Choices We Make

December 28, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

A lot of celebrities are making headlines lately for all the wrong reasons. Read More »

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