TEENS & TWEENS

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mental health

Recognizing Emotional Problems in Teens -- and When to Seek Help

Adolescence is accompanied by physical and emotional changes, a desire for independence and facing decisions about social activities. The COVID pandemic has added new challenges and heightened anxiety.

concussions

Why Girls Take Longer To Recover From Concussion

Girls sustain the highest rates of concussion in soccer, basketball and cheerleading. These same sports also generally have less sideline medical coverage for games.

teen behavior

Teen Behavior: What's Worrisome, What's Not

Does it seem as if you and your teenager live in different worlds? Many parents find it hard to interpret their teens’ behavior. Is your child just acting like a typical teen or does she or he need your help?

adolescent medicine

The Physician Who Specializes in Caring for Teens and Tweens

Adolescent medicine specialists have extra training in adolescent health issues and provide all aspects of care – from physical exams and treating illness to attention problems and nutrition.

telehealth

Best Strategies To Prepare For Your Child's Virtual Visit

Advice on what you need, which tools to have handy and what to expect during your child's virtual exam and afterward.

bullying

Is Your Tween Girl a Mean Girl?

Girls who are bullied face a higher risk for behavioral problems, including depression, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts and acts. Research shows that frequent bullying is more common among tweens than in older or younger kids.

teen health

The Most Important Teen Health Issues Parents Need to Know About

It's still important for teens to have regular well-child checkups. These visits can help catch health problems early and they're an important opportunity to help address sensitive issues that are unique to teens.

vaping teen

The Dangers of Teen Vaping: What Parents Need to Know

Vaping can pose a serious health threat to children. Learn the facts about e-cigarettes and why parents should talk to their children about their potential dangers.

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