TEENS & TWEENS
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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.
Advice on what you need, which tools to have handy and what to expect during your child's virtual exam and afterward.
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.
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 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.
If you could vaccinate your kids against cancer, would you? Although the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been shown to cause cancer, many parents don’t vaccinate their children against HPV, a common infection spread by skin-to-skin contact.
The good news is that you have more than a decade of experience as a parent under your belt. So although you may feel unprepared, you are well qualified for the task at hand.
Many parents try to limit the time their children spend online gaming or watching videos, especially before bedtime, in the belief this time could damage their emotional health. But a new study turns that belief on its head.