Tag: "teen health"
Top 4 Reasons for Teens to Limit or Quit Caffeine
More teens are using caffeine as a way to focus or stay awake. However, it is a drug and has side effects. Read why they should limit or quit caffeine use.
Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: What Parents Need to Know
About 60% of female athletes have irregular or missed periods. This can be problematic, and may lead to functional hypothalamic amenorrhea.
E-Cigarettes, Teens and “Dripping”: 4 Safety Concerns
A new study shows that one in four high school students who use e-cigarettes have been "dripping" with them. Read 4 safety concerns.
7 Ways Parents Can Help Their Teens Manage Stress
Today's teens are just as stressed as their parents. Read seven ways parents can help them manage their own stress better.
Preventing Infection: An Update on the HPV Vaccine
A lot has happened since the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006. Here are four updates, including how effective it has been at reducing infection rates.
Reminder: Incoming 7th & 12th Graders Need Meningococcal Vaccine
A reminder for parents that many states mandate incoming 7th and 12th graders receive the meningococcal vaccine before the first day of school.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Your Teen Athlete
While sudden cardiac arrest in the young is rare, it often quickly leads to death. Here's what you need to know in case it does happen.
Flakka: What Parents Need to Know About This Synthetic Drug
The synthetic drug Flakka has the medical community particularly concerned for the following six reasons.
Parents: Talk to Your Teens About Prescription Drug Abuse
The issue of prescription drug abuse in the United States has been well documented. What might be surprising for some parents, however, is how common adolescents misuse prescription medications and/or
Parents, Talk Seriously With Your Teens About Driving
Dr. Mike Gittelman provides tips that help parents start the conversation with their teens about the importance of safe driving.
What Parents Need to Know About Caffeine Powder
For many parents the morning starts with a good cup of coffee. Most of us are probably aware that caffeine can be found in some plants and is widely used
Texas Girl With Rare Weight Disorder Surpassing Doctors’ Health Expectations
Alexis Shapiro, a Cibolo, Texas, pre-teen who had a gastric sleeve procedure at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to correct a rare weight disorder, is doing even better than doctors
Disordered Eating: How to Recognize When A Child Needs Help
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Food is a powerful thing. It has the power to sustain life and bring people together, but it also has potential to be a centerpiece of unhealthy behavior. In a
How ‘Patiently Made’ Was Born
It was spring of 2013, and it started out like any other second Thursday of the month. The Patient and Family Advisory Council gathered to discuss the usual things, like
5 Things Parents Should Know About HPV Vaccines
There is certainly no lack of information or opinions about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Sorting through all of the information that’s out there can be daunting, especially if you’re
Sizzurp: A Dangerous Teenage Drink
Sizzurp contains a dangerous mix of prescription cough syrup & can become addictive or cause death with overdose. Learn the side effects & warn your teens.
Parents: Talk to your kids about the cinnamon challenge
By now you’ve probably heard of the so-called cinnamon challenge. It’s been around for a long time, but has grown in popularity due to videos posted on YouTube. And while
Vaportini: alcohol and vapors are a risky combination
Parents need to be aware of a dangerous new trend in alcohol consumption – and it doesn’t involve drinking, but rather, breathing. Dubbed the “Vaportini,” this new device hit the
A Sister’s Love and Protection
As we approach the 5 year anniversary of my son-in-law Rob’s death, I reflect mostly on how his decision has affected the lives of his two daughters, Sam and Emma. Suicide has