Tackling Concussions

An estimated 2.5 million high school students reported having at least one concussion over the past year. The concussions were related to sports or physical activity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 million students reported having two or more concussions during the same time frame….

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Running Into History

Runner Justin Gallegos is a junior at the University of Oregon who made history this month by signing a contract with Nike. Why is this history? It’s history because it makes Gallegos the first professional athlete with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects motor skills, movement,…

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Understanding Consent

You may be familiar with the term consent, or permission, for something to happen. People may give consent to law enforcement to have their home searched or give consent for a special medical treatment to be performed. However, many people struggle with understanding sexual consent. Most agree that sexual consent…

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JUUL Accused of Targeting Teen Customers

JUUL is the most popular e-cigarette device among teens and young adults, but the manufacturer is under fire for marketing to underage users. Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began investigating whether JUUL was using specific types of advertising to attract teens, such as featuring young people—particularly…

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U.S. Students Rise Up Against Gun Violence

Last Wednesday, fourteen students, two coaches, and one teacher were killed during a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. More than a dozen others were wounded while trying to escape or protect their classmates. The Parkland students, who had practiced lockdown drills, barricaded themselves inside classrooms…

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Fight Back Against the Flu

Health authorities around the world are reporting a record high number of influenza cases. The H3N2 strain, also known as the “Aussie flu,” caused a severe outbreak in Australia and spread to other countries, hitting especially hard in Europe and North America. How can you fight the flu? Doctors recommend…

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