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  • Teen Obesity Reaching Epidemic Proportions!

    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 single most powerful change teens can make to bring their weight under control.

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  • Fast Facts about Diabetes

    Fast Facts about Diabetes

    A fasting blood sugar at or above 126 mg/dL or a random blood sugar at or above 200 mg/dL is diagnostic of diabetes, according to the official American Diabetes Association definition.

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  • Television Drama Highlights Dangers of Huffing

    Television Drama Highlights Dangers of Huffing

    I’ve learned that on 11/29/99, the popular television show 7th Heaven (WB, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., PST) will use drama to teach about huffing, the common, dangerous, and hidden drug abuse epidemic. I urge parents of school-age children or teens to view this episode with their  children. I expect the quality to be high, but […]

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  • First Love - Knowing When to Let Go

    First Love – Knowing When to Let Go

    I’m 16. My boyfriend will not spend any time with me anymore, and it really hurts me because he puts everything in his life before me. I don’t know why he cares so little when he says that he…

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  • Teens are getting the message

    Teens are getting the message

    Teens are getting the message. Not long ago, even teens that never used drugs felt that most of the cool kids did. The 12th annual survey conducted by Partnership for a Drug-Free America, released November 1999, found that 40 percent of teens felt “really cool” kids did not use drugs.

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  • Osteoporosis is a Pediatric Disease!

    Osteoporosis is a Pediatric Disease!

    As I watched a hunched, elderly woman shuffle down the street, I was reminded that osteoporosis is a pediatric problem. It is during childhood that calcium intake determines not only whether children will grow as tall as their full potential, but also how long their bones will last. As life spans increase, getting enough calcium […]

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  • Sex Should not Hurt!

    Sex Should not Hurt!

    I am a 17-year-old girl, and I want to know why it hurts so much when my boyfriend and I have sex?

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  • They Can Die With the First Try

    They Can Die With the First Try

    October is Child Health Month, and in 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ focused on educating parents and children about huffing – the dangerous practice of inhaling fumes (aerosols, glues, paints, etc.) to become intoxicated. 

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  • Preteens Start Smoking to Control Weight

    Preteens Start Smoking to Control Weight

    A poignant report out of Harvard Medical School appeared in the October 1999 issue of Pediatrics. Girls and boys as young as 9 years old take up smoking in an attempt to lose weight.

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  • Testosterone Shots

    Testosterone Shots

    What are the side effects of taking testosterone at a young age to boost lack of development? I’m 15.

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