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December 2, 2011
Have you ever wondered why your teen acts the way she does? A recent podcast, presented by CIGNA and The Partnership at Drugfree.org, helps you understand why the developing teen brain is more vulnerable to drugs and...
November 27, 2011
SAVE THE DATE November 30, 2011 10:00 am to 12:00 pm The North Carolina Centers for Prevention Resources Professional Development Webinar Training Series 2011  Upcoming Webinar… Strategic Prevention...
November 11, 2011
As marijuana use among teenagers increases and its perceived danger among this age group decreases, clinicians need to know the latest science about the harmful effects of the drug on the adolescent brain, according to...
November 10, 2011
The Meth Project, a prevention program aimed at reducing teenage methamphetamine use, has expanded, adding online resources and a social media campaign. According to the Associated Press, the campaign’s website, www....
November 8, 2011
A judge has ruled that tobacco companies do not have to put graphic warning labels on cigarette packages to show the dangers of smoking, the Associated Press reports. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said it is likely...
November 8, 2011
Title: Public Smoking Bans May Spill Over to HouseholdsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/8/2011 10:05:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2011
November 3, 2011
  Prescription drug abuse loophole KFDA Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing narcotics problem in the United States. Methadone, Oxycotin and Hydrocodone are three popular abused drugs not only here in the...
November 3, 2011
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will spend about $600 million over five years on a campaign to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco, the Associated Press reports. The first part of the campaign...
October 18, 2011
 Excessive alcohol consumption cost the U.S. $223.5 billion in 2006 alone, and nearly half of that burden was borne by the government, according to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and...
October 16, 2011
The number one drug problem in the nation now comes not from foreign drug cartels - but from doctors. Tracy Smith reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)MedWorm Message: Please support the DoctorsInChains.org...

 

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