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Teen Health

What You Ate in High School Could Affect Your Breast Cancer Risk Level

Well+GOOD | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living

While we can barely remember what we ate last week -- let alone a decade ago -- let's hope our brown-bagged school meals came with a side of bran, broccoli, beans, or berries.

Teens Are Having Sex, But They're Not Being Tested

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Only one-third of sexually active young adults and less than one-quarter of sexually active high schoolers have been tested for HIV, according to a n...

Teen Smokers May Be Hard-Wired For Cigarette Addiction

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.31.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Teen smokers might crave nicotine in part because their brains respond differently than adults to seeing people light up, a small ...

The Dangerous Ways Too Much Tech Can Mess With Teens' Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Teen Instagram star Essena O'Neill amassed a large following just based on photos of her life. Recently, after reaching nearly a million follower...

How Children Can Manage Academic Stress | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living

In this short interview, Victor Carrion, Ph.D., a childhood development and behavioral sciences expert, explains that it is not necessarily individual cases of stress that cause us harm, but rather the accumulation of various stressful experiences that are detrimental to our health and quality of life.

Vegans Say Goodbye to Meat... and Misconceptions

Eliana Rose Jordan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Eliana Rose Jordan

I'm a realistic person. I don't expect the whole world to make the same choice I made, because I know that there are a lot of dedicated meat eaters out there. My only condition is this: Know your facts about veganism before you jump to conclusions.

Waking Up to Our Teenage Sleep Problem

Tom Allon | Posted 12.28.2014 | New York
Tom Allon

There are some problems in society that are irrefutable and also relatively easy to fix. We sometimes fool ourselves by saying that these issues are p...

Drug Use Linked With Brain Differences In Teens

Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 06/16/2014 04:45 AM EDT on LiveScience Teens who have used drugs even just once in their lives hav...

Haven't Talked To Your Doctor About Sex? You're Not Alone

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Molly Cunningham, Rivers...

Why Teens Are More Likely To Do Things If There's A Reward

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

By: Tanya Lewis Published: 01/13/2014 03:14 PM EST on LiveScience Teenagers often do things if the payoff is great, and the reason may come dow...

Early Puberty In Girls Linked To Higher Risk Of Problem Behaviors

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Mon Dec 9, 2013 1:34pm EST (Reuters Health) - Girls who start puberty early may be at particular risk for problem be...

The Heroes I Never Expected On A Very Scary Day

Patrick Mott | Posted 09.23.2013 | Teen
Patrick Mott

I'd never felt like this before. After a few steps out of my bed, I found myself lying on the ground holding my chest trying to remedy the excruciating sharp pains. I couldn't move, breathe, talk. It hurt too much. Everything hurt.

Doctors Warn Against Popular Trend

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents

CHICAGO -- Don't take the cinnamon challenge. That's the advice from doctors in a new report about a dangerous prank depicted in popular YouTube video...

5 Reasons Being Bored Is Good For You

Posted 04.10.2013 | Teen

For all the wonderful ways that smartphones make life easier and information more accessible, they're also adding a whole lot of unnecessary distract...

IUDs, Implants Urged For Teen Girls' Birth Control

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 09.21.2012 | Teen

CHICAGO -- Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants ...

Wellness Tips for Teenagers Only

Carrie Wiatt, M.S. | Posted 10.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Carrie Wiatt, M.S.

It's so important for teenage girls to feel happy about their bodies and to have high self-esteem. Since it's also bikini season, it's the perfect time to share a few of my practical health tips and facts on wellness for teens.

WATCH: Self-Injury In Children, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

I was joined by health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman on Mondays with Marlo, where we discussed signs that your child or teen may be cutting, and how to ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Teen Mothers Find Support, Education And Empowerment | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.26.2013 | Chicago

The Simpson Academy for Young Women, a Chicago public school, last week cut the ribbon on its newest addition -- and it wasn't a new library wing, com...

13-Year-Old Cuffed Over Burp In Class!

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 01.31.2012 | Home

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 13-year-old was handcuffed and hauled off to a juvenile detention for burping in class, according to a lawsuit filed again...

Teen Obesity: Are High Schools To Blame?

Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

What keeps people from being able to lose weight? It's often said to be a lack of motivation, but for obese teens, the problem might be a lack of heal...

Survey Of Suburban Teens Shows Need For More Sex Ed, Disturbing Rates Of Rape

Posted 10.26.2011 | Chicago

A survey about the behaviors of suburban Chicago teenagers released by the Cook County Department of Public Health Thursday revealed some disturbing i...

A Soda Substitute for Teens, from Dr. Oz

Posted 08.15.2011 | Home

Dr. Oz reveals a healthy soda substitute for teenagers. if(typeof AOLVP_cfg==='undefined')AOLVP_cfg=[];AOLVP_cfg.push({id:'AOLVP_us_9914038240...

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.

Teen Hearing Loss: 1-In-5 U.S. Teenagers Has Slight Hearing Loss

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CHICAGO — A stunning one in five teens has lost a little bit of hearing, and the problem has increased substantially in recent years, a new nati...

Cyberbullying Linked To Teen Health Problems: Study

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A research team out of Finland's Turku University, whose work appears in this month's issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, surveyed 2,215 teens ag...