When should my daughter have her first gynecology visit?

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Have you “been there, done that” with your teen when it comes to check-ups? “Time for your annual physical!” “K!”... Read more

Teen cigarette smoking is down (yay!), but teen smokeless tobacco is up (WHAT?)!

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Surprised? Me too! Baseball and smokeless tobacco (ST) have gone together like hand and glove since the 1800s. Players and coaches liked... Read more

Being 'OK' with talking to teens about their sexuality

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Being a teenager in 2015 can be challenging…being a LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) teenager in 2015 can be brutal. As... Read more

The 'lows' of edible marijuana

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In March 2014, a 19-year-old Colorado college student took his own life after consuming an edible marijuana cookie containing 65 milligrams... Read more

Teen insomnia: What you can do to help

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“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight (Phyllis Diller).” Some teens “stay up,” but not by choice. They want to sleep... Read more

Are tampons safe for teenagers?

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A girl’s first menstrual period is a big deal. This usually occurs between ages 12 and 13, but it can happen as early as 9. Whether she... Read more

Chlamydia: A pop quiz for parents

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Recently, I heard about a chlamydia scare in a Texas High School. It got me thinking...parents should be teaching their children about chlamydia... Read more

Parents and teens: How to fight nicely

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Mayweather vs Pacquino isn’t the only fight to happen recently. Every day there are frustrated teens and parents sparring outside the... Read more