Category: Adolescents

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March 11, 2020

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Teens and Vaping

E-cigarettes are too new to fully understand their side effects, but we know they’re not good for your kids.

Adolescents, Lung Health, Smoking Cessation

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February 3, 2020

6 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Teen Suicide

These tragedies are on the rise, but parents can play a role in saving lives.

Adolescents, Kids and Mental Health

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November 11, 2019

How to Talk to Your Teen About Unhealthy Behaviors

Around age 11, children experience a major growth of neurons, or brain cells, that shifts which parts of the brain dominate behavior and decision-making. At this time, the prefrontal cortex, which controls behavior and decision-making, is growing but not yet mature, while the limbic system, which controls fear and pleasure, is becoming the most active…

Adolescents, Children's Health

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April 15, 2019

Your Teenager at the Doctor: What to Expect

Learn how health care providers help guide your child through adolescence.


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October 24, 2018

How to Talk About Consent with Your Kids

With issues of sexual assault in the news, an adolescent health expert offers advice to parents on how to talk to their children.

Adolescents, Children's Health, Sexual Health

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August 6, 2018

What Every Parent Needs to Know About the HPV Vaccine

An expert in adolescent health and vaccines answers questions about this cancer-preventing immunization.

Adolescents, Sexual Health, Vaccines

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June 13, 2018

Rethinking Summer Break

Use summer vacation to shape your child’s long-term health.

Adolescents, Children's Health, Families

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June 5, 2018

Help Your Son Develop Healthy Coping Skills

Teaching Boys It’s OK to Cry.

Adolescents, Children's Health, Men's Health, Mental Health, Pediatric Medicine

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March 29, 2018

4 Things to Know About Psychosis in Teenagers

Adolescents can be moody, but some behavior changes are cause for concern.

Adolescents, Children's Health, Families, Kids and Mental Health, Psychiatry

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December 14, 2016

Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents

Less than 50 percent of surveyed teens found it ‘very believable’ that cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes, according to a first-of-its-kind UNC School of Medicine study.

Adolescents, Smoking Cessation

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