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Why Parents Need to Ask About the Meningitis B Vaccination

Meningitis B can be serious and even fatal. But there is a vaccine to protect against this deadly disease. Learn why you should ask your healthcare provider for it.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Alcohol Companies Make $17.5 Billion a Year off of Underage Drinking, While Prevention Efforts Are Starved for Cash

Companies are making literally billions of dollars from the very behavior they say they want to prevent

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Can Schools Require COVID-19 Vaccines for Students Now That Pfizer’s Shot Is Authorized for Kids 12 and Up?

The Food and Drug Administration has granted the first emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents. What comes next?

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Vape Sellers Are Using Popular Music Videos to Promote E-Cigarettes to Young People – and It’s Working

Teens and young adults spend several hours a day looking at their phones and watching videos, many of which might contain product placements for vaping.

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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.

Your Child’s Vaccines: What You Need to Know About Catching Up During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Your Child’s Vaccines: What You Need to Know About Catching Up During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Vaccination rates dropped by as much as 60% in some parts of the country due to COVID-19. It's time to get back on track

5 Things to Look For On a College Campus That Benefit Mental Health

5 Things to Look For On a College Campus That Benefit Mental Health

Why it pays to take campus design into consideration when selecting a school.

African American Teens Face Mental Health Crisis but Are Less Likely Than Whites to Get Treatment

African American Teens Face Mental Health Crisis but Are Less Likely Than Whites to Get Treatment

Black children and families need help to deal with the pervasive poverty and racism that surrounds them.

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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.

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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.

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