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Understanding Addiction - What You Need to Know

The road to addiction is a slippery slope that begins with experimentation and can end with addiction. Some reasons that youth experiment with alcohol and other drugs are curiosity, the excitement of taking a risk, because of peer pressure, depression, hopelessness or simply to defy their parents (or any authority figure.)

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Raising Your Child in a Weight Obsessed World

Ten Signs And Symptoms Of An Eating Disorder

The appearance of any of the following warning signs in an individual might indicate an eating disorder. If you are worried about someone's eating behaviors or attitudes, it is important to express your concerns in a supportive way. In a private setting, talk to them about specific things you have seen that have caused you to worry.

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Helping Kids Take their Medicine

A Spoonful Of Sugar Helps The Medicine Go Down

Maybe Mary Poppins did have a point: A spoonful of sugar does help the medicine go down. Sometimes a little assistance is necessary to get a child to take medicine that will help them feel better.

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Managing Those Cold Symptoms

As the leaves turn yellow and there is a bite in the air, our thoughts turn to winter and the inevitable colds, coughs, and congestion that come with moving indoors. As you look at a wall of decongestants, cough suppressants and expectorants at your local pharmacy, how do you choose the best products to ease your family’s suffering? Here are some helpful hints for the next time the cold bug bites…

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