May 2013 Archive

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Prescription Drugs & Side Effects – Do Your Research

Medical advances like prescription medications have saved millions of lives. Just about all of us have taken a prescription medication at some point to treat an infection or medical condition.

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Staying Safe and Cool: Swimming Pool Safety

As Memorial Day passes and the last day of school approaches, summer is just around the corner. If you have a pool or plan to visit one, please check out our swimming pool safety tips. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children between ages 1 and 4, and knowing what to do in case of an emergency could be the difference between life and death.

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North Allegheny Student Wins Scholarship

"Life is a highway. The lanes are your choices. Where will you go?" These thought provoking words opened the video created by North Allegheny senior Katherine Zhou, earning her the grand prize in the Edgar Snyder & Associates "Words to be Heard" Scholarship Contest.

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Pine-Richland Student Awarded Scholarship

Many songs celebrating excessive drinking and irresponsible behavior have given hip hop and rap music a bad reputation. But high school senior Matthew Clark has used rap to convey a very different message, one that has earned him a college scholarship.

Driving after Deployment Poses a Risk to Military Veterans

There is growing concern over a "little-known risk" to our military veterans: motor vehicle accidents.