Depression is skyrocketing among American teens

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Conventional wisdom is that the rise of youth mental health problems took hold as a result of the pandemic. New data shows that unhealthy youth mental health trends actually began spiking in 2014 and continue to increase today.  In 1991, about 25% of teenagers agreed with the statement, “I can’t do […]

Maternal smoking declines nationwide, W.Va. still #1

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV February 6, 2023 According to data released last week by the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of mothers who smoked during their pregnancy declined drastically over the last five years.  In 2016, 7.2% of all pregnant mothers nationwide smoked. By 2021, that fell to 4.6%. Overall, that represents a […]