Health teens playing in fall leaves. Social interactions can help prevent teenage drug addiction.
    March 14, 2016
    Mental illness and Drug Abuse in Teens

    Teens who experience depression, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses are likely to fall prey to substance abuse and teenage drug addiction. This is called “comorbidity,” which develops whe…

    Two teen boys giving a girl a present. Penis size during puberty.
    August 11, 2015
    Penis Size During Puberty

    Background When babies are born, “It’s a girl” or “It’s a boy” used to be the things parents were waiting to hear from the doctor or mid-wife. Now, parents have the option of finding out t…

    Teenage girl in the hospital with a therapy dog for chronic pain relief.
    July 14, 2015
    Challenges of Chronic Pain

    As a teenager with a chronic disease called Juvenile Dermatomyositis and Juvenile Arthritis, I have chronic pain. Daily pain. I am always in pain at some level. Chronic Pain Management I have learned …

    Is the FDA Protecting Your Lady Bits
    April 21, 2014
    Is the FDA Protecting Your Lady Bits?

    Not everyone has a daughter, but as women feminine hygiene products are a necessary way to manage that time of month. I spent years using them without even a thought to what they were made of. I never…

    Bottled Energy
    September 9, 2002
    Bottled Energy

    I’ve often heard parents comment, when watching their toddlers or school-aged kids jet giddily around the home (or restaurant), “I wish we could bottle their energy and sell it!” I wish we could…

    Benefits of Exercise
    July 11, 2000
    Benefits of Exercise

    Exercise during the teenage years may be one of the most important ways to prevent osteoporosis. (more…)…

    Teen Obesity Reaching Epidemic Proportions!
    January 27, 2000
    Teen Obesity Reaching Epidemic Proportions!

    Obesity among teens has become a major epidemic. More teens are overweight now than at any time in history. A January 2000 report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified the…