Bright colored lights as two hand exchange a pill at a party. Could this be the first step toward teen addiction?
    September 30, 2016
    How to Reduce the Possibility of Teen Addiction

    How teen addiction begins At one time or another, most teens find themselves in situations that involve making difficult decisions regarding alcohol and drugs. The choices teens make can not only hav…

    April 11, 2014
    What to Do If You Suspect a Concussion

    Concussions pose a serious threat to the developing brains of children and adolescents. Unfortunately, there is no single sign or symptom that positively indicates that a concussion has occurred. The …

    April 10, 2014
    Concussion Symptoms

    A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly from one side to another. Children can …

    December 3, 2013
    Understanding Teens, Privacy, and Online Identity

    Today’s teens are easily the most private and reputation-focused of the age groups. Try getting a sixteen year old to explain their day as more than “fine” – it’s about as challenging as con…

    September 17, 2013
    Teen Online Reputation Building: Making the World-Wide-Web Your Friend

    Building a positive online reputation (digital footprint) should be a requirement of owning a computer. Our kids, especially in high  school need to think about teen online reputation building as par…

    Football, Heatstroke, and Head Injuries
    August 12, 2003
    Football, Heatstroke, and Head Injuries

    The statistics are in, and happily there were no deaths from heatstroke among U.S. football players during the 2002 season (or so far in 2003), according to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports…

    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…

    Do Graduated Driver's Licenses Work?
    October 6, 2001
    Do Graduated Driver’s Licenses Work?

    Automobile collisions remain the leading cause of death among US teens. The youngest drivers are the most likely to crash, so a number of states have experimented with graduated driver licensing (GDL)…

    Driving and Teens
    April 10, 2000
    Driving and Teens

    Dr. Greene's take on teenage driving... Teenage driving is a dangerous proposition, with fatal collisions the leading cause of death in 15-19 year olds. But getting teens together in a car multiplies …