Teen Suicide Is Preventable

Teen Suicide Is Preventable

Since 2007, the number of teen suicides has almost doubled. The number of adolescents diagnosed with depression and anxiety is staggering. On Oct. 10, 2012, Amanda Todd of British Columbia ended her life. This was her fourth attempt to escape the bullying she endured because of a past mistake, which followed her all over the internet. A grown […]

No Talking to Teens About Their Weight

No Talking to Teens About Their Weight

Parents dealing with a teen who is considerably overweight or underweight often cajole, plead and frankly harp on them to do something about their diet. But experts now say the best way to deal with waistline issues in teens is not talking about their weight at all. Guidelines for pediatricians now emphasize focusing on positive, […]

Schools Failing Sex Education, Per CDC

Schools Failing Sex Education, Per CDC

Teens learn a lot about sex during the middle and high school years, officially and unofficially. With raging hormones, teens want to know more about sex, preventing pregnancy and diseases, and other health subjects as they transition to adulthood. But many are still fumbling in the dark, so to speak, because the sex education content […]

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