Brian Marquis and pitcher Garrett Mock (L) and center fielder Willie Harris (R)

Real Life: Student Athlete's Battle with Steroid Abuse, Taylor's Story

October 27, 2009  /  Brian Marquis

Let me introduce you to Taylor-a 17-year old, high school athlete from Plano, Texas. You might be a student-athlete yourself or have friends who are student athletes, so Taylor’s story might speak especially to you. Read More »

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NIDA’s Dr. Nora Volkow (far left) joins in holding the banner for the “A&E Recovery Rally” walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, held September 12, in NYC. Image Courtesy of A&E Entertainment

A Bridge to Recovery

October 22, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Question: What happens when 10,000 people in recovery from drug abuse and addiction get together to celebrate their sobriety? Answer: Inspiration! Read More »

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Dr. John Ohab

Are You Good to Go?

October 19, 2009  /  Dr. John Ohab

In the U.S. military, servicemembers ask each other this question to make sure that they're ready and able to accomplish the mission at hand. If someone is "good to go," then they are alert, accountable, and prepared to do their job. Read More »

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girl with her hand on her forehead showing she is upset and sad

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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Flavored Cigarettes

Who Gets Fooled by Flavors?

October 13, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (known by most people as the "FDA") has banned cigarettes with flavors that make them taste like fruit, candy, or clove. Read More »

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