Teen Dating Violence Awareness
The Center for Disease Control has proclaimed February as Teen Dating Awareness Month. The CDC reports that one in three teens will be involved in an abusive relationship. What are the tell-tale signs and what can parents do?
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Gray skies, cold temperatures, short daylight hours, and fierce winds can chill almost anyone's disposition. Many adults and tweens/teens alike feel the effects of winter on their dispositions. Why are some people affected by this disoreder while others are not? What can be done to help getting through winter doldrums?
Preventing Sports Injuries: Basketball
What tween or teen doesn't aspire to play like Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks or Brook Lopez of the Nets? Basketball is an exciting, fun sport whether your child is on a team or just plays for enjoyment. However, students can experience serious injury unless proper precautions are taken.
Health Impact of Energy Drinks
Last October, it was reported that five teens died and a sixth suffered a heart attack after drinking popular energy drinks. While there is no proof that the drinks caused the health issues and the manufacturer strongly states that the drinks are safe, the published reports indicated that authorities believe the energy drinks were a contributing factor. Are energy drinks safe for tweens & teens?
Colas and other soft drinks are considered food and regulated by the Food & Drug Administration or FDA. Energy drinks do not fall under the purview of the FDA and can and often do exceed the caffeine limit of 71 milligrams for 12 oz. serving for colas. Researchers at the University of Miami found that 70% of students age 12-17 have tried energy drinks. The researchers conclude that the drinks have no...
More than 80% of adolescents experience some form of acne, according to a recent Newsday article. What causes acne and what steps can middle and high school students take to safely deal with it? How can parents help?
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