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Binge drinking in Your 20’s Can Trigger Heart Disease

Binge drinking, even when young, increases the risk of heart disease according to a recent study done by the University of Illinois at Chicago. When drinking large quantities of alcohol on a regular basis it causes an immediate change in circulation and as a result increases the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of binge drinking is consuming five or more standard sized drinks - such as a pint of
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Dentist’s Patients Test Positive for Hepatitis

Dr. Scott Harrington, a Tulsa oral surgeon is accused of using improper sterilization techniques that may have exposed his patients to blood-borne viruses. Health officials so far have screened 3,122 people who underwent oral surgery procedures at clinics at a Oklahoma oral surgery practice. The practice is now closed due to health concerns. Blood tests conducted on patients show that 57 have Hepatitis C, three have Hepatitis B and as
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Bipolar: Embracing The Highs And Lows

Hi, my name is Ebee and I'm bipolar. Some people call me crazy, but you can call me Ebee. I've soared the highest highs and the lowest lows on this emotional roller coaster known as Bipolar. It's only been in the last few years that I’ve fully understood and accepted my illness for what it is. Bipolar is a psychiatric diagnosis for a mood disorder. Those who suffer from this
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Student Body Vice President Takes On High School Principal

There's no question that the United States needs to overhaul its curriculum when it comes to sex education. Currently  federal government funds abstinence only programs, which are ineffective. What makes it worse is that schools bring in guest speakers as a tool to promote the idea of abstinence. Recently A high school student by the name of Katelyn Campbell who attends George Washington High School in West Virginia refused to attend an assembly in which Pam Stenzel spoke on the subject. Yet, got forced to attend by
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Painkillers: An Athlete’s Dirty Little Secret

Prescription painkiller abuse is one of the dirty little secrets of professional sports. It hides behind the scandals of muscle-building steroids. Types of painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet are keeping players with chronic injuries and pain in the game. Athletes are among the most at-risk individuals when it comes to they type of  addiction. The measures taken to strengthen their bodies or recovering from serious injuries introduces this risk while attempting to increase performance. When the rehabilitation period
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Why You Shouldn’t Participate In Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month and on April 2nd was World Autism Day. Yet, why is that a blog from Psychology Today  titled"I'm Not Participating in Autism Awareness Month" gets it right? The title would have benefited if the title had added and"neither should you." If there is a story about an individual with Autism it's almost always portrayed in a negative context in the mainstream media. For example, a priest banning a 13-year old from church,
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Why You Shouldn’t Participate In Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month and on April 2nd was World Autism Day. Yet, why is that a blog from Psychology Today  titled"I'm Not Participating in Autism Awareness Month" gets it right? The title would have benefited if the title had added and"neither should you." If there is a story about an individual with Autism it's almost always portrayed in a negative context in the mainstream media. For example a priest banning a 13-year old from church, a
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Mommy’s Little Helpers: Abuse of Adderall

It has always been a wonder to me how some mothers can maintain a spotless household, prepare amazing meals, made sure the laundry got folded and put away, attend every child’s event, while making it to the gym and keep up with the latest trending do it yourself  project. All While still having time for herself. This isn't to say that all “SuperMoms” superpowers come in a little pill called Adderall. Most mothers have
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Mommy's Little Helpers: Abuse of Adderall

It has always been a wonder to me how some mothers can maintain a spotless household, prepare amazing meals, made sure the laundry got folded and put away, attend every child’s event, while making it to the gym and keep up with the latest trending do it yourself  project. All While still having time for herself. This isn't to say that all “SuperMoms” superpowers come in a little pill called Adderall. Most mothers have
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Health & Fitness : Antidepressants Causing Weight Gain?

Admitting and seeking help for depression is a big step, and often very difficult for some. Taking antidepressants have a stigma all to itself. An important step on the road to emotional wellness. Taking the medication can cause many side effects. All too often, those who are seeking help with their depression find themselves faced with another big problem: weight gain. Studies have shown that up to 25% of people