teen health

  1. Parenting

    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...
  2. Parenting

    Eating disorders on campus: Why you should talk to your teen

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    You discussed campus safety issues and concerns with your college student, but did you ever think to talk about healthy eating...
  3. Parenting

    Can a video game cure depression?

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    Researchers at the University of Auckland have created a video game to help teens dealing with depression.
  4. Parenting

    Macromastia: Large breasts cause problems for teen girls

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    Macromastia (also called gigantomastia) is characterized by excessive growth of the breasts that occurs spontaneously during...
  5. K-12

    Should my son get the HPV shots?

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    Genital warts and cancers caused by HPV are probably the last things on your mind if you have a tween son. The American Academy of...
  6. Parenting

    Should you let your teen tan?

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    We’ve all heard the news reports about tanning booths enough to know that they aren’t a good idea. Many teens are still...
  7. Parenting

    The dangers of the "choking game"

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    It’s become common on YouTube — tweens and teens using towels, belts, their own hands or hyperventilating to make...
  8. K-12

    Don't dismiss concussions in teens

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    Kids are resilient creatures, but when it comes to accidents involving their noggin, don't dismiss concussions in teens.
  9. Parenting

    Type 2 diabetes in teens: Out of control?

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    One-third of children and teens in the U.S. are considered overweight or obese, putting them at greater risk of developing Type 2...
  10. Parenting

    Latest drinking trend for teens: Distilling hand sanitizer

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    Teenagers have always been creative in their attempts to get high or drunk. Some teens are finding their latest high in a bottle...
  11. Parenting

    Body piercings a parent can be proud of

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    If your teenager has expressed interest in getting a body piercing, you may not quite know where to turn to for expert advice.
  12. K-12

    Asthma and your teen

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    You're not thrilled that your child has asthma, although you have learned to manage it over the years. But suddenly your teenager is...
  13. K-12

    Pro-Ana and Thinspo for children

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    A frightening trend is on the rise: Websites that teach young people how to become anorexic and bulimic are growing in popularity....
  14. Parenting

    When to tell your daughter about her first period

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    A first period generally makes its presence known at around age 12, although this average is trending slightly downward. How will...
  15. Parenting

    Are these teen girls faking their illnesses?

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    When 12 teenage girls fell ill in New York, not only were their parents mystified, but their doctors were as well. Ultimately they...
  16. Children's Health

    Teen addiction: Volunteering decreases substance abuse in teens

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    Having trouble with your rebellious teen? Get them involved in community volunteer work. A new study from the University of Missouri...
  17. Parenting

    Boost your teen girl’s self confidence

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    Help boost your teenager daughter's self confidence by nurturing her talents, being a good role model, and helping her build a...
  18. Parenting

    Encouraging healthy sleep habits in your teen

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    Adequate sleep is critical for teens. If your child gets less than eight to nine hours nightly, help him establish better sleep...
  19. Parenting

    Encouraging teens to eat healthy

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    Teens are confronted with lots of temptations, including unhealthy eating choices such as vending machine snacks and greasy fast...
  20. Parenting

    Consequences of junk food for teens

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    Junk foods such as candy, sodas and greasy snacks can be detrimental for people of all ages, but the consequences for teens are...