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Posts Tagged ‘teen’

Will My Child Get Taller?

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

I received a question from Karen via our iPhone App and she wondered when you could tell if your child was going to get any taller.  I am often asked to either predict how tall a child will be or to decide if a child is going to grow any more. (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…)

Stop the Debate Over HPV Vaccine

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

It must be providential that on the day following the Republican presidential debate I attended a conference on adolescent health care which included several lectures on sexually transmitted diseases. (more…)

Which Shots Do I Need When Traveling?

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Dear Dr. Sue: I read your article on MMR vaccine recently (mumps, measles, rubella). I read the information related to infants, travel and the MMR vaccine but I wondered if I need to get an extra MMR? I am a high school student traveling to Peru this summer. Thanks! –Kristin (more…)

More Teens Testing Positive for STD

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

I was thumbing through one of my many journals and came upon a recent study which had some surprising data regarding teens, sex and STDs.  This study was from Emory University released in the journal Pediatrics. (more…)

Teens Drive Better With More Sleep

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

A new study suggests that getting an extra hour of sleep at night could help your teen drive safer. (more…)

Puberty And Your Child

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

I received an email via our iPhone App from Hayden who asked when “he” would see his body changing.  That is a question from a lot of “tweens” as they are often concerned if they are “normal” as there really is a wide variation in pubertal development. (more…)

The Reality of Teen Suicide

Friday, April 8th, 2011

I have been saddened by the two suicides and one attempted in our community during the last two months. As a parent and pediatrician, it is hard for me to fathom the loss of a child due to self-harm.  There are really no words for the shock and grief. (more…)

Keep Your Teen Safe While Driving

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Are you the parent of a teenage driver?  It can be a bit nerve wracking!  The best way to keep your nerves in check? Establish and enforce the rules of the road. (more…)

Websites May Encourage Self-Injury

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Some at-risk teens are finding new ways to hurt themselves thanks to a popular website with videos that glorify self-injury. (more…)