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How to react less and enjoy more this holiday season

Rate this article and enter to winThe holidays are coming up, and I know two things for certain: (1) My aunt will re-gift me an old book and pretend she bought it for me,...
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5 things you didn’t know about vaping

Rate this article and enter to winBy now, you’ve probably seen people puffing on all sorts of odd-looking devices, walked through clouds of vapor on the street, and maybe even tried an e-cigarette yourself....
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With someone who drank too much? How you can help

Rate this article and enter to winWe all know this scenario: You’re out with your friends and everyone is enjoying themselves—swaying to the music, unwinding, and perhaps throwing back a few drinks. But you...
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Antibiotics and Alcohol

One of the most common questions I get from peers is whether they can drink while on antibiotics. For those who do not want to ask their doctor because they think they will be...
Five Facts About Missouri’s New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: What it Means, and How We Got Here

Five Facts About Missouri’s New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: What it Means, and How...

Leading up to Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ July 17 executive order, Missouri had found itself in the center of a contentious health policy debate: it remained the only state in the country without a...
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Pulling Trig

Imagine coming home from a night where you had a few too many drinks. Your friends get you back to your dorm and as you lay down the room starts spinning. You know that...
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Why Miley Cyrus Quit Weed and Alcohol – and Why Her Decision is Important

Aside from the rare instances when one of my friends decides to shuffle her music library and “Rockstar” pops up, I don’t think of Miley Cyrus very often. My most recent memory of her...
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Opioid epidemic: What it looks like, what it means, & what to do

Rate this article and enter to win What do you know about opioid abuse and addiction? Take our quiz to see how your knowledge compares to other students’, and find answers to questions like these:...
Sober support: What works for students in recovery?

Sober support: What works for students in recovery?

Rate this article and enter to winWhat if students have gone through treatment for alcohol addiction or drug abuse, and now they’re back on track, focusing on their education and future? Their success in...
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Ask a pharmacologist: Can I take something to boost my brain?

Rate this article and enter to winAssignments accumulating? Exams coming up? Halfway through this semester, you may be wondering how you’ll make it all happen. As a pharmacologist on a large campus, I routinely...