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Mindset Over Matter

August 15, 2012  /  Eric Wargo, NIDA Science Writer

Hi, my name is Eric Wargo and I’m a new science writer here at NIDA. Before coming to NIDA, I wrote for an association of psychological scientists, people who study all aspects of the mind and human behavior. Read More »

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Chasing the Runner's High

July 26, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA, is an avid runner—6 miles a day! We all know the benefits of physical activity on the body, but as a neuroscientist, Dr. Volkow is also interested in how exercise helps the brain. Read More »

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Take the Test Take Control -- National HIV Testing Day

Today Is National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

HIV newly infects about 48,000 Americans every year, but one in five with the disease don’t even know they have it. Read More »

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Being a Team Player Can Influence Drug and Alcohol Use

June 20, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Middle and high school teens have many choices when it comes to extracurricular activities. Some will choose a team sport like basketball, volleyball, football, or softball, while others may choose more individual-type sports like track, golf, tennis, or swimming. Read More »

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Summertime: Fun and Healthy Ways To Keep Busy

June 13, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

School’s out! It’s time for ice cream, BBQs, and lazy days at the pool. And then? After a while, the long hot days of summer can quickly turn boring. And far too often, the boredom and restlessness can lead to taking risks, like drinking or experimenting with drugs. Read More »

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