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Commentary: Let tired teens sleep

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Commentary: Let tired teens sleep

By Tami Silverman Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Our teens are tired. Nearly 8 in 10 Indiana high school students sleep less than the recommended eight hours on school nights. Yet adequate sleep is an integral part of healthy development and consequences of adolescent sleep deprivation are well-documented. Parents can take steps to ensure teens get the […]

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Simulator will let teens experience effects of distracted driving

By Megan Banta TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is offering teen drivers across the state a hands-on opportunity to learn about the dangers of texting while driving. In partnership with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and AT&T, the institute will hold a series of five events around the state where students can […]

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Survey: Indiana teens drink less but are more unhealthy in other ways

By Suzannah Couch The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS- – Indiana high school students are putting down the alcohol but they aren’t picking up enough vegetables. Results from the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show Indiana high school students have decreased their alcohol consumption from previous years. […]

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Bill grants immunity to underage drinkers who seek help for friends

By Zach Osowski The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Many parents and students know the feeling of losing a child or friend to an alcohol-related death. Lawmakers in Indiana say they want to adopt a measure to prevent some of those deaths from happening. Senate Bill 274 would grant immunity from arrest and prosecution to anyone […]