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Steer Clear of Acne Scarring

Of the 60 million people in the U.S. who have acne, 20% have some form of acne severe enough that it results in scarring. Acne is stressful enough; scarring makes it even worse!

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The conversation about the safety of the product misses the point. The fact that nicotine is more addictive than heroin and can permanently change the brain, especially when the prefrontal cortex is not fully developed, is the point. more

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According to a recent survey, only 30% of American families report eating at least three meals together in a week, while 10% report eating no meals together! more

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We won’t deny it- All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are fun. You’ve probably taken a ride on an ATV at some point, or maybe you’ve even driven one. However, the thrill of the ride comes with major risks. more

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Half of all long-term mental health issues begin by age 14, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Coincidentally, this is the age when most teenagers are starting high school. more

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Getting some orthodontic work done in the near future? The days of being stuck with traditional, shiny steel braces are over—you have choices now! more

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If you're juggling two-hour practices daily or playing in long games, follow these tips to make sure you're properly fueled. more

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Meet Anna Alford-—senior at UAB, former sorority girl, and recovering addict. This is her story—from addiction to recovery. more

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Warm weather can create a longing to be outside and catch some rays, but it is vital to understand what hazards can occur with too much sun exposure. Most people know that excessive sun exposure can cause skin cancer, but ultraviolet rays from... more

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Did you know that every 62 minutes at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder, and 1 in 5 anorexia deaths are by suicide? more

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Whether it’s football, volleyball, or soccer, playing any sport makes you susceptible to Staphylococcal infection, otherwise known as “staph.” more

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Youth suicide in the United States has surged to the highest level in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. more

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We all want to feel confident, comfortable, and happy with ourselves, but sometimes that is easier said than done—especially if you struggle with acne. more

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Parent/teen relationships can be very challenging, but that doesn’t mean these relationships are doomed to fail and be a nightmare for both parties! Understanding the teenage brain can help. more

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Let’s face it-being a teenager isn’t easy. We live in a social, academic, and even family environment that can cause stress, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and other things that contribute to low quality of life, low self-esteem, and ... more

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“Ugh! What is this constant feeling in the pit of my stomach? For the past six months, I just feel nervous all the time. At times my palms begin to sweat, I feel unusually hot and begin to lose my breath. I hate this feeling! What is this?” more

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Although bottled water is now the drink of choice for many teens, soda, energy drinks, and sport drinks remain the top source of sugar in children’s and teens’ diets. more

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Often times we love people but it’s not received or appreciated. “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman reveals how this can happen and the ways we can communicate value, encouragement and love to others. We’ve broken it down so you can start... more

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According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 40 million Americans are at risk for developing osteoporosis- a disease that makes bones weak, brittle and more prone to fractures.  However, the effects are not immediate. Osteoporosis is... more

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It's that time of year again- Spring Break is right around the corner! A chance to relax, have fun with friends, and take a breather from mountains of schoolwork. Sometimes, we can get so focused on having fun that we forget to stay safe, though. more

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We’ve all seen it happen; Mom and Dad spend thousands (!!) of dollars straightening their teen’s smile only to see teeth shift back to their pre-braces state. We asked Dr. Chapman of Chapman Orthodontics for his advice! more

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