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Know the Tricks Teens Try During Halloween

As teens grow up, Halloween becomes more about the trick than the treat. For a lot of teens, Halloween is a chance to experiment with misbehavior and pranks.  If you are concerned your teen might be planning on participating in Halloween mischief, take time to make sure they are safe.

Here are some common tricks pulled by teens during Halloween:

Teen Marijuana Use vs. Binge Drinking

A recent report finds that high school students are more likely to use marijuana than to binge drink. According to the report by ProjectKnow, the jurisdictions with the highest percentage of high school students who say they smoked marijuana in the past month are Washington, D.C., New Mexico, Washington state, Connecticut and Vermont.  Nearly one-third of students in Washington, D.C. said they smoke marijuana.

The ABCDE’s of Life

As adults, we often hear doctors say that a healthy diet and exercise are the best ways to prevent many of our aches, pains and chronic problems such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease.  But the truth of the matter is that good nutrition and getting plenty of exercise are often overlooked as the building blocks for strong growth, healthy development and lifelong wellbeing for children as well.

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