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Up in smoke: Marijuana laws and why they matter

Rate this article and enter to winWhat is marijuana legalization to you? Is it largely a health issue, a criminal matter, or a question of personal choice? Is medical marijuana a miracle or a...
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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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The academic hangover: How your brain is affected by drinking

Rate this article and enter to winAfter a hard day or week, some of us look forward to unwinding with a drink or two. No big deal. We’re over the legal drinking age. We...
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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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The study drug debate: Do they create an academic advantage?

Rate this article and enter to winThe non-prescription use of stimulant drugs, such as Adderall® and Ritalin®, appears to be on the rise. You might hear them nicknamed “study drugs” or “brain steroids,” and...
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...
When is marijuana use a problem? And why that’s hard to answer

When is marijuana use a problem? And why that’s hard to answer

Rate this article and enter to winThis content was developed with extensive input from the Professional Advisory Board of Student Health 101, which includes two physicians and 12 campus health educators and related specialists.As...
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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...
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The student guide to going out

Rate this article and enter to winGoing to a party? Or throwing one? Party-throwers and party-goers play a vital role in shaping the sexual culture of your campus. Party-throwers are the social engineers who...
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Drinking? The science of the buzz and how you can control it

 The science of drinking: How to make it work better for youIf you choose to drink alcohol, you’re likely familiar with the relaxed, chatty buzz that may come early in the evening—and the slump that sometimes...