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The impact of marijuana on teens

July 21, 2015   1 Comment

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As the rest of the country looks to Colorado and Washington to see how well marijuana legalization is going, scientists have continued to study its effects. This includes how marijuana affects teens, which, as they are finding, is a more worrisome issue than many people realize. It is a fact that teens are still developing
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Boys, bears, bugs and battling depression: Wilderness therapy treats mental health disorders

July 14, 2015   0 Comments

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Whether for a child, teenager, adolescent or adult, it is hard to clear the mind and get away from the pollution, work stress, car horns and “noise of society.” A stimulation intensive world filled with triggers can easily set off underlying stressors and emotions. An individual who struggles with depression or anxiety may be more
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Living with an addicted parent: 11 years old, going on 30

July 14, 2015   0 Comments

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Living with a loved one who is plagued by a mental disorder or a substance addiction can be one of the most challenging obstacles to overcome. Most people in their lifetime have one or two bad roommates either in college or after college. However, rarely do they have to learn to cope with living with
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Dramatic personality changes in teenagers: What’s typical and what’s not?

July 14, 2015   0 Comments

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“Who are you and what have you done with my child?” is a common joke parents make when their children start exerting their individuality. To accomplish the healthy separation process of development, children test boundaries to become separate individuals. These changes are particularly evident during toddlerhood and again during adolescence, as any parent may attest.
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Endless summer: S.A.D. teen, depressed or just bored

July 13, 2015   0 Comments

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Summer kicks off the wonderful span of 90 days in which children have no school and relish a season of fun. Yet, every summer, children seem to plateau into a stage of boredom in which they seem to have nothing to do. Some teenagers may be dealing with more than just boredom. Depression can be
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The politics of vaping: Promoting one addiction over another

July 8, 2015   0 Comments

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E-cigarettes and vaping devices were initially marketed as smoking cessation devices. The logic being that if a person smokes an e-cigarette instead of a traditional, tobacco leaf-burning cigarette, he or she stands a better chance of quitting smoking because e-cigarettes were originally advertised as not habit forming. E-cigarettes were also promoted as being less harmful
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The tipping point on obesity

July 8, 2015   0 Comments

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Chances are good that most, if not all, of the adjectives that come to mind when a person ruminates on obesity are unflattering: lazy, repulsive, gluttonous. In fact, of all the body types, only obesity elicits universal disdain. But this was not always the case. When food was scarce, a heavy male was regarded as
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The pineal gland and schizophrenia

July 3, 2015   0 Comments

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There are contradictory findings regarding the role the pineal gland plays in the onset of schizophrenia. Some scientists have made the correlation between low melatonin—or  a faulty pineal gland—and schizophrenia. However, researchers in Italy found no connection between low pineal volume and clinical features of schizophrenia. But this does not rule out a possible link,
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At sea in academia: Large class sizes and college freshmen

July 2, 2015   0 Comments

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According to an NBC News story, in 2007, the University of Colorado had 33 classes with more than 400 students. Three of those had more than 1200 students — though these were broken up into sections. In the article, physicist Carl Wieman, who won the Nobel Prize while teaching at Colorado, says large classes are
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Boarding schools: Setting your child up for success

July 2, 2015   0 Comments

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Many people don’t stop to think of the advantages of attending a boarding school. Often the experienced teachers hold advanced degrees in their subject of choice and students benefit by increasing their academic excellence. There are usually a multitude of sports available with facilities for hockey, basketball, rowing and swimming in addition to the usual
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