​E-Cigarettes Get FDA Approval: 5 Essential Reads on the Harms and Benefits of Vaping

The authorization only relates to tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes and not the wider range of flavors that critics say are aimed at younger consumers

Your Health

Social Media Gives Support to LGBTQ Youth When In-Person Communities Are Lacking

Social media can provide ways for LGBTQ youth to learn more about, and stay connected to, their identities

Self-Care & Mental Health

Should Teens Taking ADHD, Anxiety and Depression Drugs Consume Energy Drinks and Coffee?

Energy drinks are heavily marketed to teens, but they can have detrimental effects

Conditions & Treatments

Facebook Has Known for a Year and a Half That Instagram Is Bad for Teens Despite Claiming Otherwise – Here Are the Harms Researchers Have Been Documenting for Years

Studies consistently show that the more often teens use Instagram, the worse their overall well-being, self-esteem, life satisfaction, mood and body image

Your Wellness

7 Tips for LGBTQ Parents to Help Schools Fight Stigma and Ignorance

Parents may want to talk to teachers about their family structure, and what their child calls each parent, before the start of the school year.

Your Health

Students Are Returning to School With Anxiety, Grief and Gaps in Social Skills – Will There Be Enough School Mental Health Resources?

It's estimated that more than 1 out of every 1,000 children in the U.S. lost a primary caregiver due to Covid-19

Your Wellness

5 Tips From a Play Therapist to Help Kids Express Themselves and Unwind

For children feeling the stress of the pandemic, remote learning, isolation and a return to school, play can help them cope

Family & Caregiving

No Vacancy: How a Shortage of Mental Health Beds Keeps Kids Trapped Inside ERs

In many parts of the U.S. and the world, demand for mental health care overwhelms supply

Access & Affordability

Transgender Medicine – What Care Looks Like, Who Seeks It out and What’s Still Unknown: 3 Essential Reads

Access to transgender medical care has been under attack in many places in the U.S.

Your Body

Conversion Therapy Is Discredited and Increases Risk of Suicide – yet Fewer Than Half of US States Have Bans in Place

Conversion therapy, or the practice of attempting to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, is based on an outdated and incorrect notion that such identities are a choice that can be changed

Self-Care & Mental Health

What’s Behind the Rising Profile of Transgender Kids? 3 Essential Reads

The history of trans youth offers some of the most compelling proof that trans kids aren't some sort of new phenomenon

Your Body

Here’s How to Help Your Kids Break out of Their Pandemic Bubble and Transition Back to Being With Others

Whether just comfortable at home or nervous about leaving, kids may need extra support to get back out there.

Family & Caregiving

When Can Kids Get the Covid-19 Vaccine? A Pediatrician Answers 5 Questions Parents Are Asking

Vaccine trials are just getting started for younger children. Here's what you need to know.

Prevention & Screenings

Colleges and the Thanksgiving COVID-19 Risk: Fauci’s right – Holiday Plans May Have to Change

As COVID-19 cases rise, especially in college towns, families may need to rethink their holiday plans

Your Health