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Study finds teen drivers improve, but texting a new risk

texting while driving

Below: Watch AT&T’s educational video “The Last Text,” urging teens not to text and drive. It’s part of a campaign that includes the Sept. 19 No Text On Board Pledge Day.

U.S. high school students are getting better about avoiding risky behavior when driving, according to the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But young drivers still are engaging in other dangerous practices such as texting and emailing while driving.

Also below: Information on AT&T’s “No Text on Board Pledge Day” Sept. 19.”
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Outside reading: Water vs. sports drink after workout?

What’s the best way to re-hydrate after your workouts in the summer heat? It depends on how long you exercise, according to the experts. The longer you’re out on the bike or the running trail, the more you’ll need carbohydrates and electrolytes. LINK: Aug. 14, 2012, Washington Post, “Hydration: Water vs. sports drink”

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Free CPR training offered Friday at Concord Mills

Cabarrus County EMS and the American Heart Association will host a “CPR Aware” event at Concord Mills Mall on Friday, Aug. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The training is free and is conducted on a “drop-by basis.” In a time frame of five minutes, participants will receive instruction in the “hands-only” technique of CPR and be prepared to recognize sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story

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Greenpeace blimp pushes Duke for clean energy

Greenpeace's airship flies over Marshal Steam Station

Greenpeace’s sign-bearing airship flies over the Marshall Steam Station Sunday. (Greenpeace photo)

The environmental group Greenpeace flew a 135-foot airship past the coal-fired Marshall Steam Station on Lake Norman Sunday night, carrying signs urging Duke Energy to adopt cleaner energy practices. Read the full story

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