How could marijuana legalization affect teens?

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The American Academy of Pediatrics issued on Monday a new policy statement on marijuana that covers in detail many issues about marijuana in... Read more

HGH and teens: Why we should be concerned

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It was reported recently that a remarkable 11 percent of teens had used Human Growth Hormone, or what purported to be HGH, in the last year... Read more

Testing kids and teens for drug abuse: What do I need to know?

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Drug testing can be a helpful tool in determining substance use or mental health disorders in adolescents. To help pediatricians determine... Read more

Deadly drinking game NekNominate goes viral on Facebook, Twitter

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If you look up “NekNominate” on YouTube, here’s a preview of what you’ll find: A 20-something pouring beer down a toilet... Read more

Painkiller addiction and adults: How does it affect children?

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The media was obsessed when famous actor, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, apparently died of a heroin overdose last month. I was saddened last week... Read more

How can I talk to my child about underage drinking?

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Need some help figuring out how to talk to your child about underage drinking? Wondering how the conversation will play out? Start the Talk... Read more

Prescription painkiller abuse: How does it affect kids?

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The United States has a crisis in the abuse of prescription painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. The rate of newborns withdrawing... Read more

Teen heroin use: An unfortunate reality

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When Cory Monteith died in July of an accidental overdose of heroin and alcohol, people were shocked because the 31-year-old actor, well known... Read more