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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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About HIV/AIDS: Inform Yourself to Protect Yourself

November 19, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

When someone mentions "HIV/AIDS" what is the first thing that comes to mind? —Something you learned about in health class? —Or saw on TV? —Or recall a friend who recently got tested for HIV? —Or a celebrity who raises awareness about HIV/AIDS around the world? Read More »

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Word of the Day: "AIDS"

October 15, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It’s a disease caused by the HIV virus, which breaks down the body’s immune system, or our natural defenses against disease. Read More »

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