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Fast Food Ads Courtesy of Volunteer Teens

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Not all food is equally photogenic, but fruits, veggies, and many other plant-based ingredients and preparations of healthy foods certainly are -- and they need all the free advertising they can get.

It Ended Before It Began: Criminalizing a Young Brain

Merritt Juliano | Posted 09.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Merritt Juliano

Trying to identify those circumstances where an 18- to 25-year-old might fairly be treated as a juvenile, difficult though it may be, should be a priority for a modern society, particularly for non-violent offenders with a low outlook for recidivism.

Guide to Mothers Raising Teenage Daughters

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

realistically, she wants to be separate from her mother physically and emotionally most of the time. She's a teenager who wants her own identity. So how do you focus your motherhood to maintain a solid relationship with your growing teenage daughter?

How the Best Traditions Help Adolescents Lead Healthier Lives -- And How They Can Alter Adults' Stereotypical Views of Them

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Christopher Phillips

it is my experience, in the hundreds of dialogues I've held with adolescents, that no one is more open and honest and piercing than than they are when it comes to investigating questions such as: Who am I? Who can I become? What do I want to be when I grow up? It behooves the rest of us, at every age and stage, to hold inquiries on such questions with them, so we can be privy to their keen insights.

Treat Children as Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Charging children and youths as adults and incarcerating them with adults is the opposite of an effective intervention that helps young people turn their lives around and decreases crime. It makes our communities less safe.

AWW: Childhood Love Letter Foreshadows Future Marriage

Posted 12.04.2012 | Weddings

When Cathy Knorr and Trevor Webb tied the knot, their relationship came full circle -- and they had a middle school love letter to prove it. At the...

Crisis in the Shadows: Severe Federal Funding Cuts Threaten to Undermine Progress in the Care of HIV-Positive Women and Youth

Smisha Agarwal | Posted 12.29.2012 | Impact
Smisha Agarwal

In most cases, perinatal transmission of HIV can be prevented by providing anti-retroviral therapy during pregnancy and delivery. But care for people living with HIV is complex and requires management of not only the virus, but also the psychological and social aspects of the person's well-being.

A New Field of Medicine: Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Ali Ansary | Posted 01.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Ali Ansary

Ownership begins with patients taking control of their health and starting with the simple questions to their physicians, "Did you know there is an adolescent and young adult cancer segment called AYA?"

Honor Your Life

Jay Tavare | Posted 08.23.2011 | Impact
Jay Tavare

The air smelled of smoke from the fires raging in the Southwest, but foremost in my mind was excitement to see my friends and family on the reservation. Whenever I make a trip to the Apache rez, it is their love that always leaves me humbled.

Good Teacher Gone Bad

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

In the end, I'm not mad at my son's teacher. She's just a product of the culture. A sad culture designed to create mass failure -- failing students, failing schools, and failing teachers.

When you can't stand your teen's best friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, What should you tell a teen whose friend is nothing but trouble when she feels that the friend is her best friend in the who...

Divorce & Teenagers -- Normal or Not?

Ginger Emas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Ginger Emas

For those of us divorced with kids, we face a recurring question that keeps us up at night: Is my child going through a normal adolescent stage or is his behavior due to the fact that his dad and I are not together?