Tag: "teen health"
Orthorexia: An Unhealthy Obsession with Healthy Foods
Orthorexia is the term for an unhealthy obsession with healthy foods. Learn more about this eating disorder and behaviors to watch for in children and teens.
5 Pulmonary Concerns in Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes
E-cigarettes have been utilized for a while, yet suddenly there has been a dramatic uptick in acute lung injuries. The CDC reports that 14% of vaping-associated lung injuries have happened in persons under the age of 18. Read why pulmonologists are concerned about the lungs of teens who vape.
Parents of Teens: 8 Facts To Know About Nicotine in E-Cigarettes
Chances are high that our teens have been exposed to e-cigarettes, thought about using them, or have used them. Read what parents need to know about them so that they can have frank conversations with their teens about the risks.
Keeping Teens Safe Online Requires A Mix of Monitoring and Teaching
One of the main reasons that social media is ripe for abuse is because many apps allow users to be anonymous. This can be a particularly scary landscape for parents of teens. Read Dr. Ryan's suggestions to help keep teens safe online while allowing them the space to participate.
Risk Factors for Suicide
Suicide is highly complex and cannot be attributed to a single cause. A combination of health, environmental and historical factors contribute to the risk, but are not necessarily direct causes. Read to learn about some of the more common risk factors for suicide.
Warning Signs of Suicide and Ways to Get Help
Studies suggest that the majority of people who die by suicide give warning signs beforehand, but they're not always obvious. Learn what these signs look like in teens and how to get them the help that they need.
Online and Mobile App Safety: Tips for Parents of Tweens and Teens
Learn five things parents can do to talk to tweens and teens about online and mobile app safety in a way that is less painful and more helpful for both the parent and the child.
Teens and Drug & Alcohol Abuse: Tips to Help Prevent It
Teens have a tremendous amount of stress in their lives. Schoolwork, sports, and part time jobs all add up. Some may turn to drug and/or alcohol as a way to cope. Read tips on how to prevent drug & alcohol abuse.
Parents: Talk to Your Teens About the Dangers of Nicotine Toothpicks
There is a new nicotine product parents need to be aware of: nicotine toothpicks. While cigarette use is down among teens, these alternate forms of nicotine consumption are increasing at an alarming rate. Learn about nicotine toothpicks so that you can talk to your teens about them:
4 Must-Know Facts About Marijuana Edibles
Marijuana edibles are food products that contain marijuana. Learn about the dangers these products can pose related to accidental ingestion.
Helpful Hints For Talking To Schools About Bullying
If your child is being bullied and you've decided it's necessary to talk to the school about it, your main goal should be stopping the behavior. Read six helpful hints from one of our experts.
What Parents Need To Know About Sports Eye Injuries in Kids
The bulk of eye injuries in the U.S. happen to children, and 24% of those taken place during sports and recreational activities. Read 5 things parents need to know about sports eye injuries in kids.
Teens and Lack of Sleep: The Impact and What to Do About It
Teens and lack of sleep starts in early adolescence and typically gets worse each year through high school. The impact of this is wide-ranging, including the lack of emotion regulation, decrease in school performance, and increase in driving accident rates. Read to learn what parents can do about it:
5 Myths About Acne in Adolescents and Teens
There is a lot of misinformation out there about acne! One of our dermatologists dispels some of the myths about this common problem in adolescents and teens.
Sex and Sexting: Talk About It with Your Kids Early and Often
It is important to talk about sex and sexting starting in the preschool years and continuing through high school. Read helpful tips from a psychologist.
“Juuling”: An Update on Teens and E-cigarettes
Juuling is essentially vaping e-cigarettes with an inconspicuous product. Read the 5 things that parents of teenagers need to know about this trend.
Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire: Is Your Adolescent Ready for Independence?
By learning how to care for themselves, kids with cystic fibrosis gain skills they need to be healthy adults. Take our survey to see if your child is ready.
A Review of Medication Manager Apps
It is important for kids to take their meds as prescribed in order to control symptoms. Our researchers reviewed some medication manager apps to help:
Puberty in Girls: Conversation Starters for Parents
It’s important for you to talk with your daughter about changes in her body before they start happening. Read these practical tips for getting the puberty conversation started.