teen health

  1. Tweens, Teens & College

    Teen depression and concussions: Is there a link?

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    It's all over the news that kids and concussions are a bad mix. Many parents are thinking long and hard about whether or not to...
  2. Tweens, Teens & College

    Teen spotlight: I am a cancer survivor

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    "Your daughter has cancer." Those are the words no parent ever wants to hear, and yet every day, so many parents receive a scary...
  3. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Does your pediatrician invade your privacy?

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    As your child gets older, well-child visits to the pediatrician's office begin to focus more on the patient-doctor relationship. The...
  4. Teen Health & Wellness

    Teens get Seasonal Affective Disorder too

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    The days are growing shorter and the weather is cooling down. Learn how to recognize signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder in your...
  5. Wellness

    How to prepare your daughter for her first gynecology visit

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    Is it time for your daughter to see a gynecologist? How can you help her prepare for her first visit? What shouldn't you do?
  6. Tweens, Teens & College

    What can mindfulness training do for your teen?

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    Want to help your teen get ahead of stress? Maybe mindfulness training will give your teen the edge over stress and tests that he...
  7. Children's Health

    How losing weight leads to eating disorders

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    A new study finds that obese teens looking to lose weight can develop eating disorders, which often are overlooked.
  8. Tweens, Teens & College

    Is your teen choosing to chew?

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    Teens are bombarded with literature and lectures about why they should avoid smoking, but what about chewing tobacco? Some teens...
  9. Mom & Dad

    Mom story: My son is transgender

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    Mary Moss gave birth to a daughter named Grace. Now she’s raising a son named Chris. Learn how she began a journey of acceptance...
  10. Tweens, Teens & College

    Relieve your teen's stomach troubles

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    Wanting to be a "regular girl" takes on an entirely different meaning for teens plagued by digestive issues such as constipation,...
  11. Tweens, Teens & College

    Why are kids getting kidney stones?

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    You wouldn’t expect kids to have kidney stones — seems like something your grandpa suffers from. But the number of kids affected by...
  12. Tweens, Teens & College

    How to help gay teens find their way

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    One of the most difficult conversations you will ever have as a parent is if your child tells you he or she is gay. Once it’s out in...
  13. Tweens, Teens & College

    Teen suicide: How to help the survivors

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    When a teen commits suicide, the family members of the victim aren’t the only ones who are grappling for answers. Many teens who...
  14. Children's Health

    Beyond autism awareness: Preparing for the future

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    Autism rates began to rise almost 20 years ago, which puts us at the beginning of a boom in teens and adults with autism heading out...
  15. Teen Health & Wellness

    OTC morning-after pill may be coming to your local pharmacy

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    A federal judge has ordered the FDA to allow the morning-after pill to be sold without a prescription to anyone who wants it —...
  16. Tweens, Teens & College

    Boys and body image

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    When we think about eating disorders in children, we tend to focus on girls. Yet boys have body image issues too. Whether it’s an...
  17. Teen Health & Wellness

    The ultimate guide to puberty

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    Puberty is a milestone in your child’s development that comes around much more quickly than you think. Knowing what changes to...
  18. Tweens, Teens & College

    Teen rebellion: When to seek help

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    Your teen is testing the limits — both at home and at school. Some may say it’s par for the course for teenagers, but when has it...
  19. Teen Health & Wellness

    Understanding your teen’s nutritional needs

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    Childhood obesity rates are skyrocketing. But with a little guidance, even the most junk-food obsessed kids can create a lifetime of...
  20. Tweens, Teens & College

    Forget sleepwalking: Teens are texting in their sleep

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    Teens are so plugged in, they can’t seem to stop — even when they are asleep. Teens are sending and answering texts during their...