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When Are Kids Old Enough to Take Their Own Medicines? Feature
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When Are Kids Old Enough to Take Their Own Medicines?

It's important for parents to properly educate and supervise their kids' medicine use.

Dating and Sexual Health in the Teen Years
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Dating and Sexual Health in the Teen Years

As if puberty isn't confusing enough, this is also the time in their lives that most teenagers start dating. With dating comes new concerns about emotional and sexual health.

Annual Checkups for Teenagers
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Annual Checkups for Teenagers

Regular checkups are important to ensure that all aspects of physical and mental health throughout the teenage years are up to par.

Positive Teen Parenting Tips
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Positive Teen Parenting Tips

The younger teen years are some of the most emotional, physical and difficult years for adolescents.

Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep
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Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep

Teens sleep less than they used to, sacrificing shuteye to spend more time on their phones and tablets.

Substance Abuse in the Teen Years
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Substance Abuse in the Teen Years

Teens are more likely than any other age group to take risks. As parents, the more informed we are about these risks, the better able we will be to address them.

Why Children Need to Drink More Water
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Why Children Need to Drink More Water

All of us know that water is essential for our bodies to properly function. And most of the time our kids need to drink more water.

Later School Start Times Do Help Kids Feel Rested
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Later School Start Times Do Help Kids Feel Rested

Later school start times could help teens get the amount of sleep they need, according to a new study.

Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls
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Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls

Teen girls are much more likely to self-harm than boys, and the dangerous practice is on the rise

Mental Health in the Teen Years
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Mental Health in the Teen Years

Due to raging hormones and more, teenagers are one of the most vulnerable populations when it comes to mental health issues.

For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues
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For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues

When children learn they have a long-term illness, such as diabetes or epilepsy, they're likely to suffer emotionally, too, a small study finds.

Smartphone Addiction May Change Teens' Brains
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Smartphone Addiction May Change Teens' Brains

Teens fixated on their smartphones experience changes to their brain chemistry that mirror those prompted by addiction, a new study suggests.

Girls' Sports-Related Concussions May Last Twice as Long
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Girls' Sports-Related Concussions May Last Twice as Long

Sports concussion symptoms linger twice as long in teen girls as in boys, a new study finds.