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Teenagers and Smoking: No Thanks

  In 1991, the percentage of teenagers who admitted to smoking cigarettes was at 27.5%, but a recent revelation gives hope for the future health and well-being of our country. According to a biennial survey conducted by the...

U.S. Diabetes Cases Rise at Alarming Rate

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the latest figures in what appears to be a losing battle against new cases of diabetes: from 2010-2012, three million people were diagnosed with the...

Sunscreen is Finally Entering the 21st Century

Sunscreen is the worst. Well, I guess the harmful effects of NOT wearing sunscreen might be even worse. So let me rephrase that: sunscreen can be irritating to put on, always greasy and waste everyone's...

Nostalgic Carhops Deal with Modern Hazards

As a teenager, you never think that obtaining a part-time job could be hazardous to your health. But, for those who choose to work at a drive-in serving fast food, where they are required to...

Truckers and Sleepiness: Dangers on the Road

If there's one issue that stirs controversy in the commercial trucking industry, it's whether or not truck drivers get enough sleep. Studies have shown that a truck driver's lack of sleep contribute to accidents on...

The Alarming Facts About Kid Jocks and Brain Injuries

The statistics are alarming: each year, more than 80,000 American children are hospitalized with a brain injury. More than 11,000 of these children die because of this type of serious injury, making traumatic brain injury...