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Teens and vaping: What you should know

By Michelle Wallace, Chris Stuck-Girard, MPH, & staff writers There’s good news regarding teen smoking—it’s gone down significantly over the years, from 28 percent in 1991 to 11 percent in 2015, according to the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The not-so-good...

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Understanding teen depression: How you can help

By Renée Morrison If you’re like most people involved in the lives of high schoolers, you’re no stranger to teen mood swings. For adolescents, the boost in hormones during puberty—added to the stress of getting good grades and fitting in socially—can cause drastic...

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Science-backed ways to help students test better

By Maria Yagoda and staff reporters For students, going to class is the easy part. Retaining the information they learn, especially around test time, can be more challenging. Now we know that many students are going at it wrong. Reviewing course notes is the most...

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Food hacks: Take the effort out of healthy eating

By Chelsey Taylor, Lucy Berrington, and Heather Boerner Here’s the key to developing any new habit: Make it easier to do the desired behavior and more difficult to do the undesired behavior. When your student’s desired behavior is eating healthfully, sharing these...

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