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28
Feb

Opioid Overdose Deaths Exceed 50,000

After the Super Bowl, which featured public service announcements (PSA) about the dangers of opioid narcotics, many Americans were likely alarmed about the information relayed. Some may not have believed figures like, teenagers are more likely to lose their life from a drug overdose than a bullet or texting while driving. The hope was to...
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09
Sep

Opioid Epidemic: A Call to Action

When people talk about the American opioid epidemic today, much of the discussion is in regard to the rise of heroin use across the country in recent years. Additionally, powerful opioid analgesics, such as fentanyl and carfentanil, have been finding their way into batches of heroin—making a dangerous drug even more dangerous. It is a...
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16
Jun

CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Most parents probably think that they have a good idea about the things their kid(s) are up to, and in many cases that may be the true. However, those whose adolescent years are behind them probably have memories of engaging in risky behavior, so it stands to reason that at times parents find themselves unaware...
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02
Feb

Parents of Opioid Overdose Death Victims Speak to CDC

The American opioid epidemic has had a devastating impact on families across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 44 people lose their life everyday from an opioid overdose. When a people die from an overdose, they are survived by countless loved ones. While both federal and local government agencies...
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21
Oct

Teen Marijuana Use Has Doubled

With more states adopting relaxed marijuana laws, it probably comes as little surprise that teenage use of the drug is on the rise. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that teen tobacco use has dropped by 64 percent, but teen marijuana use has doubled, HealthDay reports. Teen...
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24
Sep

75 Percent of Smokers Are Not Thinking About Quitting

Quitting smoking is often times a process that can go on for years; few smokers successfully quit at their first attempt. A large percentage of smokers are fully aware of the dangers that cigarettes pose to their health, yet they continue to smoke anyway. While smoking rates have dropped significantly worldwide, the majority of smokers...
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19
Jun

Pilot Project: Pregnancy Tests in Bar Bathrooms

The science is irrefutable; consuming alcohol during pregnancy can lead to serious, lifelong health problems for a child. While most women are aware of this, every year a significant number of babies are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), more commonly referred to as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Unfortunately, many women are unaware of...
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12
Feb

YOGA Gains Ground As A Complementary Health Approach

Yoga Class at a Gym (Photo credit: Wikipedia) If you enjoy yoga, well…let’s just say more people are joining your “camp” Does it seem to you that more of your friends and acquaintances are opting to become involved in yoga? Well, it turns out that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the...
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09
Jan

Alcohol Poisoning Deaths In the United States Reach Six Per Day

Signs of alcohol poisoning (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Did you notice the headline on alcohol poisoning? If you didn’t notice the January 6, 2015, headline “alcohol poisoning kills six Americans every day,”  then there is a good chance you will still catch one of these headlines, as more and more news outlets are continuing to report...
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03
Oct

Heroin Deaths Double ~ It’s A Volatile Situation

English: A view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) So many dreams, so many requiems… This week there was grim news being reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For sure the headlines are exploding with news about the Ebola virus and Enterovirus D68, but on October 2, 2014,...
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