Teen Health

Talk To Your Teen About DepressionTeens and depression - it is a relatively common phenomenon but it is an issue which few talk about - and the silence can be deadly.
Kids Need To PlayEncourage your kids to go outside and play. Free play is as important and maybe even more important than team activities.
Obese Teens Risk Premature DeathObesity at age 18 has the same risk for premature death as that of heavy smokers – heavy smokers are those who smoke more than ten cigarettes a day.
Kids Drinking More Coffee And Energy Drinks Caffeine has been a choice to boost energy for centuries but the caffeinated beverage of choice for the young seems to be changing.
High Blood Pressure In Teens May Indicate Trouble Down The RoadNew research finds that elevated blood pressure in the late teens helps predict the chances of heart disease later on.
Teen Use Of Smokeless TobaccoThe National Youth Tobacco Survey looked at middle and high school students use of smokeless tobacco and found it increased significantly in the 15 to 17-year-old age group.
Teens Who Sleep More Weigh LessResearchers followed adolescents from ages 14 to 18. More sleep was associated with a reduction in average BMI.
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