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Adolescent Health

How, When and What to Talk About When You Talk About Underage Drinking

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Soren

Many of the parents I know, both professionally and personally, tell me that that they know they should be talking to their teens about underage drink...

5 Types of Bacteria, 2 Vaccine Types, 1 Important Decision for Parents

William Schaffner, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
William Schaffner, M.D.

Parents usually rely on their child's pediatrician to keep them up to date on vaccines. But the updated meningococcal vaccine recommendation recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is different.

Don't Fail Our Girls as They Become Women - It's Time for Change

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

Around the world, far too many girls learn about menstruation on the day their period starts. It may seem shocking or absurd that this happens, but many girls aren't educated about sexual and reproductive health. Their families, communities and schools have failed them.

The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) summit in New York is an amazing opportunity that the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) and I have been honoured to accept for the fourth year in a row.

Advancing Adolescent Health and Rights: Kenya Can Lead the Way

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

This worldwide drive brought together several UN agencies, civil society organizations and donors to reduce new HIV infections among adolescents by at least 75% and increase HIV treatment to reach at least 80% of adolescents living with the virus.

How We Can Secure Better Mental Health For Poor Teens

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Poor teens who feel positively about their community may be protected from some of the damaging effects of poverty on mental health, according to new ...

Why Adolescent Health And Why Now?

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

At a time when the world is focused on addressing the core MDG targets for maternal and child mortality, why did the iERG raise the issue of adolescent health? The reasons are multiple.

We're Missing Opportunities to Protect Our Children

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Parents and caregivers should ask about vaccination every time they take children for a health care visit. For many families, it's easier than ever to get complete vaccination coverage.

Prevention Delivers for Teens in the US

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

This May, as we observe National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, there is encouraging news to report in our nation's ongoing effort to prevent teen ...

Let's Immunize Boys Against HPV and Educate Them About Sexual Responsibility at the Same Time

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

So what does the research tell us? We need to talk to both young women and men, not once but early and often about sexual health and responsibility.

Back-to-school Can Mean Vaccines For Tweens, Teens

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 10.22.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — Backpack. Notebooks. Whooping cough shot? If you haven't worried about back-to-school shots since your tween or teen was entering ...

New Tools For Preventing Teen Obesity

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

85 percent of obese teens will become obese adults. Research shows that teens' activity level is a strong predictor of whether they will be overweight or obese as adults.

Contact Sports And the Adolescent Brain

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Neurologists are still learning not only how the brain works, but how it matures. Chronic trauma to the brain at a young age could possibly lead to chronic progressive disabling neurological disorders later on.