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Health Risks Associated with Tattoos, Piercings, and Scarification

Tattoos, piercings, and scarification have been around for thousands of years and are seen by many as a way to express oneself. They may also be used culturally to show status. However, it is necessary to understand the health risks associated with these types of body modifications. This article isn’t to talk you out of…

Navigating High School As an Anxious Teen

      Samantha was a 17 year-old high school student who struggled with anxiety throughout most of her teen years. Read her story below.         Being a teenager is hard. Anyone who is one or has been one can confirm this. The teenage years are full of social and physical changes,…

Walk & Bike to School Day!

I know what some of you may be thinking, “Why walk? I can just take the bus” or “I’ll have my parent(s) drop me off.” Walking to school can be a great way to get some physical exercise before having to sit down for the majority of the school day. Some studies suggest that students…

National Child Passenger Safety Week!

It’s National Child Passenger Safety Week! I know that most THM readers are not children, so this won’t go into too much detail on child car safety but rather teen safety while driving. Growing up we’re taught to always wear our seatbelts in the car because in the event of a car crash it will…

Curbing Your Distracted Driving Habit: Helpful Tips and Apps

    Imagine this: You are driving with some friends,  windows rolled down, perfect Spotify playlist booming, and you do it. What you may ask? You look at your phone. You talk with your friends. You dance and sing along to the great music. You’re having a  good time, completely oblivious to all these forms…

A Quick Refresher on Distracted Driving!

What is Distracted Driving? Distracted Driving is any activity that takes the driver’s attention away from the wheel. Although cell phone use is the most common form of distracted driving, there are other forms of distracted driving, such as: Putting on make-up Eating Doing your hair Fiddling with the radio or anything else in the…

Opioids & Prescription Drugs

What exactly are opioids? Opioids are drugs that interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain. Essentially, opioids are very powerful painkillers. The issue with opioids is that there has been an increase in the number of overdoses and deaths due to misuse of the drugs.  Drug misuse is taking a…

“13 Reasons Why”: What Teens Should Consider

Many of you have either seen or heard about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. It’s a fictional story based on the novel by Jay Asher about a teenage girl that dies by suicide and the events leading up to her death. The series tackles difficult issues such as suicide, bullying, and sexual assault and has created…

Quick Tips for a Fun Prom

It is officially the month of May and what does that mean? Prom season! Prom is one of the highlights of high school. If you or your friends are attending prom, here are some helpful tips: Crash Diets do not work. Eating healthy and exercise months before to see the best results. Preparing for prom can be…

The Truth about Tanning

Summer is almost here-meaning trips to the beach, days at the pool, and vacations with family and friends are near! But the weather isn’t the only thing heating up this season-the great tanning bed debate is getting hot once again! Over the years, notorious research organizations like the NIH, CDC, and ACS (American Cancer Society)…