TEENS & TWEENS

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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 Telehealth 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.

HPV podcast

The Vaccine That Can Keep Your Child From Getting Cancer

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.

Parent and teen

You Can Have a Strong Relationship With Your Teen: Here's How

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.

kids playing video game

Study Finds Little Evidence Linking Screen Time and Teens' Well-Being

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.

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