The new drug on the block: texting

For the parents of today’s “Generation Y” — and the guidance counselors and psychiatrists who meet with these teens — drug abuse and sexual promiscuity are still hot-button topics, risky behaviors that have bedeviled adolescents forever, or so it seems. But new threats are on the rise, and one in particular has caught many off […]

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Stern: Modern medicine

The past half-century has seen significant scientific achievements and drastic improvements in health care. Many cancers can now be cured through chemotherapy; we’ve mapped the human genome; we can transplant organs and prevent many illnesses such as measles and rubella with a single injection. Smallpox has essentially been eradicated and polio is getting close. In […]

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Stern: Time to get physical

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Stern: Don’t be ‘SAD,’ let the sunshine in

Most people have heard about seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, in which the gloomy, cold, dark season of winter causes a depressed mood and other health concerns such as weight gain, excess sleep and lethargy. Numerous studies about the impact of weather on human health have revealed that the opposite is true as well: Sunshine […]

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Stern: The drinking game of disease

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Stern: Learning a different lesson

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Stern: Foods that make you smarter

With midterms approaching, libraries filling up and students revving their engines for exams and papers, we are all searching for tricks to succeed during this frantic rush toward spring break. While we all know to maximize mental performance by sleeping, exercising and unwinding, one lifestyle change we can make is watching the foods we eat […]

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Stern: Too stressed for success

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Stern: For a safer sex week

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Stern: Drinking and detoxing

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Stern: Destructive dining tips

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