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Your Teen

Your Teen

Welcome to the teenage years! Emotions run high for both parents and children. Our experts will guide you through this emotional roller coaster. It will be a few thrilling years.

Bipolar Kids Focus Less on Eyes

Monday, November 21st, 2011

A new study suggests that bipolar children spend less time looking at someone’s eyes when trying to judge people’s emotional expressions such as happy, sad, fearful and angry. (more…)

Fiber: Best Choice for Healthy Teens

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Looking for a way to lower your teen’s risk of developing heart disease or diabetes? Make sure they eat foods high in fiber. (more…)

ADHD Drugs & Heart Problems

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

A new study suggests that Ritalin and similar drugs, used to treat attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not raise the risk of serious heart problems, stroke or sudden death. That’s very good news for children who take ADHD drugs and their parents. (more…)

Parenting Tweens & Teens

Monday, October 24th, 2011

As a mother or father, who hasn’t wished that their child came with a “How To Be The Perfect Parent” handbook? It would be nice if for every stage of emotional and physical growth there was a clear –one size fits all- plan that would take the stress and confusion out of developing good parenting skills. Alas though, there’s no such thing, but there are experts who can help guide parents. (more…)

Teens & Tanning Booths; Very Risky

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Prom, Homecoming, Pep Rallies, classrooms, malls  – many of the places you’ll find teens during the fall and winter months. As the long sun-filled days of summer fade away, the doors to tanning salons swing wide open. (more…)

Tired Teens More Likely To Engage in Risky Behaviors

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Is your teen getting enough sleep? According to a new study, tired teens are more likely to smoke, drink and get into fights.  They are also at a higher risk for auto crashes. Even one extra hour of sleep can make a big difference! (more…)

Obese Children and Happiness

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Does obesity cause children to be unhappy or are unhappy children more likely to become obese?  The answer to that question is revealed in a new study released in the October issue of Pediatrics. (more…)

Talking to Your Child About 9-11

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of 9-11. As we approach this somber date, media outlets have been showing and discussing the events of that tragic day. Much of the coverage is directed at adults, but our children can feel a little overwhelmed by the anniversary remembrances as well. (more…)

HPV Vaccination Rates Fall Behind

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

A controversial vaccine, that prevents most cervical cancers, is not being utilized by about half of female teens, and less than a third have gotten all three recommended doses. Is misinformation the cause ? (more…)

Deadly Combination; Extreme Heat and Overweight Athletes.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Football season usually means cooler weather and exciting times for high school and college age kids. This year though, the extreme heat is not only causing great concern among parents, students and coaches- it’s been responsible for at least 3 deaths. (more…)