One of my patients drove home from college to see me because she was “just not feeling well.” About a month earlier she had a sore throat, which got better, and then came back again. And she needed to...
An adolescent specialist last week cited research finding that marijuana use can increase cancer risk - a connection many commenters questioned loudly. Here are the facts.
According to the CDC, meningococcal disease affects about 1,000-1,200 people each year in the U.S. — most often infants and teens/young adults 16 to 21 years old.
One sunburn in childhood doubles your kid’s risk for melanoma — the deadliest of skin cancers — later in life. That make's sunscreen a good thing. But which one should you use?
Irregular or heavy menstrual periods ... excess facial and body hair ... acne ... weight gain ... When are these signs of hormonal changes for teenage girls? When do they signal something more serious?
The FDA has again issued warnings about using benzocaine, found in teething gels, in the mouth of small children.
A recent report from the University of Michigan Health System suggests high blood pressure may be a rising health concern for kids and teens – yet it’s often missed.
One in four high school seniors smokes cigarettes. Most will become adult smokers and half will likely die prematurely. Here are some tips on helping teens in your house quit.
Teenagers need to feel comfortable talking with a doctor about the difficult tasks they must work on during their adolescence.
Healthy Kids: Whooping cough. The name may sound like that of an old-fashioned affliction that has disappeared from the health map, but it is making a comeback
Who’s eating America’s saltiest diet? Teenagers. The biggest offenders are often the foods we serve at home — and pack for lunch, says a new report from the CDC.