Stories about: teen driving

Health headlines: Binge drinking, Wii workout games and CPR

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Read one father’s story on how he became an advocate for safer teen driving. Check out these safe driving tips for your teen. [Read about the dangers of drowsy driving.]

Advertising guilt doesn’t curb binge drinking. Teen alcohol and marijuana use is on the rise. [A recent teen drug survey predicted this.] Young people who smoke marijuana for long periods of time are more likely to risk psychosis.

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Drowsy driving

stockphotopro_4667584FPM_no_titleby Dennis Rosen, MD – Associate Medical Director of Children’s Sleep Laboratory

Sleepiness is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents, and teenagers and young adults seem to be especially at risk. Teenage drivers are three times as likely to be involved in car accidents than middle age adult drivers and studies have shown that two-thirds of sleepiness-related crashes occur in teens and young adults.

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