Your Teen

Is it possible for your child to become a binge drinker based on your parenting style?
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A new study suggests concussion symptoms may be gender specific.
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Is the popular pain killer causing more harm than good?

"Fifteen- to 19-year-olds have the most sexually transmitted diseases. Even though they are waiting, they are having risky sex and not taking precautions," Weller said. According to Weller, it's important to provide sex education at a young age. "The younger one receives sexual education, the less likely you are to engage in risky sex," she said.
Why teens need to be vaccinated against meningitis.

On September 6, 2007, the Centers for Disease and Prevention reported suicide rates in American adolescents (especially girls, 10 to 24 years old) increased 8%, the largest increase in 15 years.
Altered brain activity can lead to better control of other skilled movements. Playing video games for hours on end may prepare your child to become a laparoscopic surgeon one day.
Firm parents keep teen drivers safe. No more texting in the car while driving.
Parents take note: the incidence of underage alcohol use and binge drinking continues to rise and the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new policy statement on this topic.
Teen drug use is on the rise and parents need to take note.