Why Do Doctors Shy Away From Discussing Sexuality With Teens?

By | Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:16

A recent study found that doctors rarely discuss sex with teens, and when they do, it's only for a brief period of time.


Most Mental Health Problems In Teens Go Untreated

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 10:35

Teens with mental health problems are far more likely to go untreated if they have a mood disorder compared to a behavioral disorder.

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Parents Who Scream And Swear At Teens Increase Child's Risk Of Depression

By | Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:37

Parents who scream and swear in order to reprimand their child’s bad behavior increase their child's risk of delinquency and depression.

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Back To School Advice For Teens Coping With A Parent Who Has Cancer

By | Tue, 08/20/2013 - 17:11

Back to school advice for the many teens who are coping with a parent with cancer.

Teen Athletes, Drinkers, And Marijuana Smokers At Greater Risk for Concussions [Video]

Teen Athletes, Drinkers, And Marijuana Smokers At Greater Risk for Concussions [Video]

By | Wed, 06/26/2013 - 19:08

While it's common for teens to suffer concussions from sports, a study found that teens who smoked marijuana and drank alcohol were at a greater risk as well.

Sleep Deprived Teens More Likely To Eat Unhealthy Foods

Sleep Deprived Teens More Likely To Eat Unhealthy Foods

By | Sun, 06/23/2013 - 22:36

Teens that got less than seven hours of sleep each night were also more likely to eat unhealthy fast foods and skip the fruits and vegetables.


HPV Vaccine Is Effective: Prevalence Of Virus Decreased 56% Among Teens

By | Thu, 06/20/2013 - 10:16

A new study found that the HPV vaccine works better than expected, prompting those in support of vaccination to reiterate its benefits.

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Eating Disorders And Teens: Los Angeles Teen Boys As Likely As Girls To Have An Eating Disorder, Is Pop Culture To Blame?

By | Sat, 06/15/2013 - 13:10

The Los Angeles Times reports that the eating disorder gender gap is closing pretty quickly among high school aged boys. Some experts believe social media and popular culture are to blame.

Three High Tech Tools to Test STDs

Three High Tech Tools To Test STDs

By | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 15:27

Websites such as, which allow you to text verified STD results to partners, is one of the many innovative ways that technology can help you stay informed and healthy.

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Abercrombie & Fitch Refuses To Sell Plus-Sized Clothing, Alienating 67% Of Population

By | Sat, 05/11/2013 - 17:10

Popular teen fashion Abercrombie & Fitch refuses to sell clothes to plus-sized women and teens, saying they don't fit into the company's 'good looking' target demographic.

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Judge Calls FDA Appeal ‘Frivolous’ For Attempting To Delay Emergency Contraception Ruling

By | Fri, 05/10/2013 - 15:05

US district judge Edward Korman denies FDA's appeal to delay over-the-counter access to 'morning-after' pill to girls of any age.

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Demi Lovato Honored At National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Event

By | Wed, 05/08/2013 - 11:19

Singer Demi Lovato was honored in Washington on Tuesday for her efforts as a mental health advocate.


SAMHSA Report Shows Community-Based Programs Improve Lives Of Mentally Ill Young Adults

By | Wed, 05/08/2013 - 10:12

A new report shows that teens and young adults with mental health challenges can improve their daily life skills when provided with community-based treatment programs.

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Exercising Could Reduce Violent Behaviors In Teen Girls

By | Tue, 05/07/2013 - 11:59

Adolescent females who regularly exercise could cut their odds of gun possession and gang involvement.


White Young Males More Likely to Drink and Drive

By | Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:05

White young adults are more likely to report driving under influence than Blacks, Asians or Hispanics.