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Copycat Cannabis Edibles: A Danger for Youth

At first glance, do you notice any glaring differences between these two bags of gummy bears? Both have the traditional vibrant red and yellow Haribo™ branding with the cheerful tag line of “Kids and grown-ups love it so!” but take a closer...

Count It, Lock It, Drop It

Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use? What’s safe for you might be harmful for someone else. Learn how to dispose safely of your medications.

Managing Holiday Stress for Teens

As December rolls around each year, the stress and demands of our everyday lives takes a dramatic uptick. The holidays create increases in shopping, social demands, and financial pressures on top of the extra stress of COVID-19 restrictions and distance learning...

The Great American Smokeout 2020

In 2014, the Surgeon General released a report on the health consequences of smoking and found that although smoking rates have decreased over the past 50 years, the risk of dying from cigarettes has somehow increased. The Surgeon General report discovered that today’s cigarette smoker smokes fewer cigarettes but has a much higher risk for lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than smokers in 1964.

Lock Your Liquor: Teen Drinking

Did you know that approximately one out of every ten alcoholic drinks in the U.S is consumed illegally? In fact, more than 70 percent of young adults reported consuming at least one alcoholic beverage before they turned 21.