Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Summer Jobs Don’t Wait For You
    May 25, 2012
    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Summer Jobs Don’t Wait For You

    While for most teens, spring means exams and term papers, it also means job hunting season is open.  Start your résumé/cover letter preparation and job search well before school ends. Don’t fall …

    Bridges to Adolescence
    March 31, 2008
    Bridges to Adolescence

    When I see twelve year olds in our clinic, I still need their parents’ permission to treat them for strep throat or eczema. But parents’ permission, or even their knowledge, is not required for pe…

    Cancer Vaccine in Girls
    September 19, 2006
    Cancer Vaccine in Girls

    Should all 11 and 12 year old girls be vaccinated against sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV)? Michigan appears poised to be the first state to enact this requirement for all girls enterin…

    Product Placement: Smoking and the Media
    September 17, 2002
    Product Placement: Smoking and the Media

    Even though advertising for smoking was banned more than 30 years ago, smoking has been going up among teens since 1991. One possible reason? The way smoking now shows up on screen.  (more…)…

    Teen Alcohol Consumption Shockingly High
    February 26, 2002
    Teen Alcohol Consumption Shockingly High

    Even though the legal drinking age in the United States is 21, more than a quarter of all alcohol consumed here is drunk by people under the age of 20! Experts at Columbia University's National Center…