Helicopter parenting may interfere with teens’ health care

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When I first took my son to pre-school, he cried and cried. “You need to walk away — he’ll be fine!” his teachers... Read more

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

Building strong bones in the teen years for strong bones later

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Were you wondering why the skeleton didn’t dance at the Halloween party? The answer is quite sad really — he had no “body”... 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