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

Teens to their docs: Can we talk (confidentially)?

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As an adolescent medicine doctor, I sometimes find myself caught between a rock and a hard place: in between my teenage patients and their... Read more

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