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Teens Reluctant To Seek Help For Depression Because Of Social Stigma

Teenagers often fail to seek help from depression because they’re embarrassed about the problem.

10/29/2014

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Little League Pitchers At Risk For Acromial Apophysiolysis

Young baseball pitchers who throw more than 100 pitches per week are at increased risk of developing a newly identified shoulder injury.

10/21/2014

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Sexting Prevalent Among Young Teens

A new study finds that as many as a quarter of teens sext – or have sexual conversations via texting.

10/15/2014

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Obese Teens More Likely To Develop Colorectal Cancer

Researchers have found that obese teens are more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer, compared to normal weight adolescents.

10/09/2014

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Parents Need To Talk With Stressed Out Teens

Studies are suggesting that today’s teens are having a greater struggle than previous generations. Psychologists say the best way to deal with this is through communication.

09/05/2014

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Encourage Teens Suffering From Depression To Seek Help

Depression can be a major issue during the teenage years, but far too many teenagers fail to seek help from depression because they’re embarrassed.

08/15/2014

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Homework: How Much Is Too Much?

A national expert on the causes of stress for high school students suggests you can have too much of a good thing – homework.

05/07/2014

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Addiction Knows No Boundaries

One of the keys to dealing with drug use in adolescents is to understand that the problem is prevalent across all social classes. No class is immune to addiction.

04/30/2014

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A Timely Talk With Your Teens

This time of year sees the combination of prom season and the return home of college students to their families. It’s a good time to remind them about the dangers of drinking and driving.

04/29/2014

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Study: Later School Start Time Could Positively Impact Daytime Functioning In Teens

New research demonstrates that when students at boarding schools began school at 8:25 a.m. (versus 8 a.m.), they were able to get 29 minutes more sleep per night.

01/16/2014

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Puberty For Girls Starting At An Earlier Age

Compared to 15 years ago, a new study shows that young girls are developing breasts at an earlier age than before, due to a rise in obesity.

11/14/2013

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Study: Teen Cancer Patients At Increased Risk Of Suicide

A Swedish study looking at teenagers diagnosed with cancer finds the teens are at an increased risk of suicide compared to their peers.

11/04/2013

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Survey Reveals Troubling Information About Teens And Sexual Violence

Nearly 1 in 10 youths surveyed admit to perpetrating some type of sexual violence in their lifetime, with 4% reporting they’d attempted or completed rape.

10/10/2013

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Study: ‘Harsh Verbal Discipline’ May Be As Harmful To Teenager’s Well-being As Physical Punishment

You might want to think twice the next time you’re ready to scream at your defiant teen.

09/04/2013

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The Six Most Important Decisions For Teens

Sean Covey’s book, The Six Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, promotes down to earth discussions that resonant with kids.

08/14/2013

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