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Category: Adolescent Health

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November 11, 2019

How to Talk to Your Teen About Unhealthy Behaviors

Around age 11, children experience a major growth of neurons, or brain cells, that shifts which parts of the brain dominate behavior and decision-making. At this time, the prefrontal cortex, which controls behavior and decision-making, is growing but not yet mature, while the limbic system, which controls fear and pleasure, is becoming the most active…

Adolescent Health, Children's Health

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September 21, 2018 By Katie O'Brien

The Truth about Vaping: Podcast Episode 9

  Sitting at a red light, you notice a large plume of vapor exuding from the car next to you. A slight creme brûlée smell hits your nose. That’s when you notice that the person puffing this sweet-smelling vapor appears to be a teenager. This episode of UNC Health Talk explores vaping through the lenses…

Addiction, Adolescent Health, Health, Lung Health, Podcast, Tobacco

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