Dental braces and wisdom teeth extraction: What do I need to know?

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My son just had his wisdom teeth removed. Lots of pre-surgery angst (How long is the surgery? Will it hurt? How long will it take to heal?)... Read more

Are energy drinks the new gateway drug?

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Hashtag, selfie, energy drink...It’s clearly a sign of the times that energy drink is now found in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary:... Read more

Uncovering sex trafficking

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Maybe you heard about what happened during the Super Bowl. Not only did the New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks 28 to 24, but... Read more

Molly: So popular and yet so misunderstood

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Teens don’t understand the truth about Molly -- a popular, but dangerous party drug. Molly and its cousin, Ecstasy, are based on the... Read more

Our over-caffeinated teens: What can we do?

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A college student had difficulty falling asleep. Exhausted, she drank large amounts of coffee to get through the day. She was in a vicious... Read more

When parents smoke: a case for 'Do as I say, not as I do'

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A 17-year-old has been smoking cigarettes since she was 14. She has asthma and frequent respiratory infections, and she knows that smoking... Read more

When a teenager is diagnosed with celiac disease

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Guest blogging along with regular contributor Rima Himelstein, MD, is Sam Master, BA, MS IV, a medical student at Rowan University School of... Read more

The “split” over cheerleading: Is it an activity or a sport?

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Whatever you call it, cheerleading today is cartwheels away from what it once was. Rewind to a Princeton football game in 1884 when a man... Read more