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YOU Docs: Q&A on Smoking and Losing Weight

Q: Doesn't smoking help me lose weight? Won't I gain weight when I quit tobacco? A: Contrary to what some believe, cigarettes do not speed up m...

YOU Docs: Q&A on Overcoming a Tobacco Addiction

Q: What are some helpful tips to overcome a tobacco addiction? A: Don't say no. Just say yes to a healthier option. Here's what we mean: when y...

YOU Docs: Tobacco and Athletic Performance

Forget what you've seen or heard about cool athletes using cigarettes. The truth is that great athletes do not use tobacco—their bodies simply c...

Master The Five Pillars of Athletic Mental Toughness, Part 3: Mental Preparation

Mental toughness is critical for success in sports, and how you develop your mind will directly impact how well you play your sport. That bring...

Master The Five Pillars of Athletic Mental Toughness, Part 1: Building Confidence

Want to take your game to the next level and reach your full athletic potential? Physical training will only get you so far. Success in sports depends...

YOU Docs: Q&A on Testing for STIs

Q: How do I get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? A: When you have sex with someone, you're essentially having sex with everyo...

YOU Docs: Q&A on Sex and Athletic Performance

Medicine is a no-embarrassment zone, so we're going to answer a question that's been sent to us repeatedly: does sex or masturbation affect athlet...

YOU Docs: Q&A on What Can I Do to Get Better Sleep?

Q: What can I do to get better sleep? A: Sleep in a cool, dark room to kick up melatonin production, a hormone that helps you sleep. Move la...

Eat Well to Sleep Well

What you choose to eat today will actually have a big influence on your sleep tonight. Focus on foods that have cinnamon and tryptophan, an essent...

YOU Docs: How Sleep Improves Performance

You want it. You need it. You crave it. And although your parents and teachers may hound you because they think you're getting too much of it, the t...