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    Suicide is a scary word. Just say it, and those around you visibly step back … if not physically, then mentally. It’s uncomfortable and the impulse is to avoid it, to look the other way.

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  • The Rape Culture and College Campuses

    Every fall, hundreds of parents stuff cardboard boxes full of clothes, dorm room decorations and school supplies in the back of their cars and move their children to their chosen college. But for some, as they weave their ways through the college apartments and houses, they see lewd signs that tell paren....

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    About 2.7 million Americans have hep C (“hepatitis c” "hep C virus" or "HCV"), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The rate is so high among baby boomers that doctors urge everyone born between 1945 and 1965 be tested.

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Effects of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Remain Illusive

According to a recent Gallup poll, one in eight Americans smoke marijuana. As for the nation’s middle and high school students, most have started using the drug between the 8th and 10th grades. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services N....

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