Public News Service Article: Personal Approach to Targeting Teen Alcohol, Drug Use

Originally appeared here.

November 5, 2015 - Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service - OH

Alcohol use can impact academic performance. Credit: mcconnors/morguefileCOLUMBUS, Ohio – It is often a challenge for almost anyone with substance abuse problems, especially teenagers, to reach out for help.

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In this story Sandy Joslin a dental hygienist says that if the dental therapist bill passes in Vermont “I could contribute more to a profession that I’ve really loved,” she said. “It’s been too difficult to hold onto that pride. I need to have something more, have a little more autonomy and I think that helps anybody.”

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Public News Service Article: "Flashing a Grin on World Smile Day a Struggle for Some Ohioans"

By Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service - OH, October 2, 2015

Originally appeared here.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Folks around the globe today are celebrating World Smile Day with acts of kindness - and, of course, by flashing a toothy grin. But not everyone may want to share their smile.

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