Designer Drugs... Fashion Goes Synthetic

by Pamela J. Luna, DrPH, MST
A new type of fashion has hit the streets of America and it’s not what you may be thinking. It has nothing to do with clothing, handbags or shoes. We are talking about “designer drugs”. “Synthetic or designer drugs” have been getting a lot of media coverage—on ...
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Current Brain Research Still Shapes Project ALERT Lessons

by Jo-Anne Bowen, PhD
If you’re a seventh grade teacher, you’ve probably already figured this out: according to research on the brain, the average attention span of a seventh grader is eleven minutes. Eleven! After that, minds wander and retention falls sharply. When researchers at the RAND Corporation wer...
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