Teens have a larger menu of substances that can lead to addiction than ever before, including cough syrup, alcoholic energy drinks or family members’ prescription medications. (Photo: Stock photo)

Teen Substance Abuse

Identifying Teen Alcohol & Drug Abuse The number of teens who abuse tobacco, alcohol, drugs and other substances hasn’t changed much in the past couple of decades — but for those who are prone to addiction for one reason or another, the menu of substances to choose
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Your cell phone is likely dirtier than your toilet seat. (Photo: iStock/Mashable)


Are Cellphones Really Covered in Germs? A quick Google search for “mobile device” and “germs” lists pages of reports about how your smart phone is likely dirtier than a toilet seat and how you’d be terrified if you knew all the germs and bacteria it collects in a single da
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Changing your diet now could prevent diabetes in the future. (Illustration: Mark Heckathorn/DC on Heels)

Dealing with Diabetes

Why Lifestyle Modification Matters Most Diabetes is a condition that affects millions of people in the U.S. In fact, 26.9 percent of people over the age of 65 have it. About 1.9 million people aged 20 and over have it. But, being diagnosed with diabetes covers only a part of the
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