Teenagers

Talking To Teen

Talk To Your Teen About Depression

Teens and depression – it is a relatively common phenomenon but it is an issue which few talk about – and the silence can be deadly.

07/02/2015

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Synthetic Drugs Are Illegal

With all the talk about legalizing marijuana, the question is…what about synthetic drugs?

06/29/2015

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Kids Need To Play

Encourage your kids to go outside and play. Free play is as important and maybe even more important than team activities.

06/22/2015

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Renting A Limo For Prom Night

Here’s what you need to know about your legal responsibilities before you rent a limo.

04/27/2015

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Headaches May Indicate Eyestrain

When we talk about eyestrain we often think of people in their forties or fifties, but it is not a problem limited to just older people.

04/27/2015

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Let Your Kids Play

With parents more involved in guiding their kids, there’s a temptation for parents to get over-involved in their children’s sports and provide pressure.

03/27/2015

Talking To Teen

More Pressure During The Fragile Teen Years

Some say that this generation of teens is having a greater struggle than previous generations because of increased exposure to adult issues.

03/18/2015

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The Specialty Of Adolescent Medicine

Many pediatricians, family doctors, and ob/gyns do a great job – but adolescent medicine physicians are another option and a good one.

02/16/2015

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Sleep Critical To Teens Mental Health

Sleep deprivation has been shown to have damaging effects in all age groups. But, sleep plays perhaps the greatest role during the teen years.

01/29/2015

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Obese Teens Risk Premature Death

Obesity 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.

01/15/2015

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Fewer Teens Using Indoor Tanning Beds

For several years now health officials have been issuing warnings about indoor tanning beds and it appears teens may be paying attention.

12/29/2014

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Good News Bad News Stats For Teen Substance Abuse

The rates of substance abuse among high school students continue to decline. But there are some new issues.

12/23/2014

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Parent Responsibility For Teen Drinking Party

Can parents get arrested or sued for their teen’s beer party if they weren’t home?

11/03/2014

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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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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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