Teen's Newsbytes

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"Vocal fry" speaking with Faith Salie



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You sound like a Kardashian? Speech therapists "vocal fry" the call is low, throaty-up of young women are gaining importance. "Sunday Morning" Faith Salie contribute girls should be encouraged to find their voices, however, say that there should be creaky uncomfortable.

Don’t Let Teens Gamble on Their Future


Today's youth, raised amid legalized gambling and immediate online access to the games, show alarming rates of problem gambling. National studies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Sweden show the problem peaks between the ages of 18 and 24. In North America, problem gambling occurs in more than 16% of college students and nearly 12% of adolescents.

Links Between Media Exposure, Body Satisfaction, and Use of Sports Supplements or Steroids Among Teens


Researchers studied possible links between body satisfaction, exposure to different types of media, and risk of using sports supplements or steroids among teens.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/body_satisfaction.html

Homework Overload


Having trouble getting a handle on all of your homework? Get your work space set, your schedule organized, and your studying done with the help of this article.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/school/homework.html

Body Beautiful


From growing up to getting braces, popping pimples to catching some ZZZs, this section gives you the basics on your changing body - from head to toe.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/index.html

Coping With Cliques


Are you on the outside looking in or the inside wanting out? Find out what makes cliques tick - and how to deal with them.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/problems/cliques.html

For Teens, It's Often Not Just Rewards


Research may explain typical adolescent risk-taking.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=517628

Tips for Savvy Studying


You have a history test tomorrow, a math test the next day, and weekly French pop quizzes. Don't panic - our article provides tips on how and when to study and how best to take tests.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/school/test_terror.html

Myths About Acne


Do you think you already know all there is to know about acne? You may be surprised that some of the things you've heard about acne - like what causes it and how to deal with it - actually aren't true.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/acne_myths.html
 

Homesickness


When you're homesick, you might feel nostalgic for familiar things like your family, friends, pets, house, or neighborhood. To learn more about homesickness and what you can do about it, just read this article. Especially those teens in their first yeaer at college.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/emotions/homesickness.html

Osteomyelitis


Have you ever stepped on a nail while wearing a pair of smelly, sweaty sneakers? This is one way that teens can get a bone infection called osteomyelitis. Read this article to find out more.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/bones/osteomyelitis.html

Repetitive Stress Injuries


Repetitive stress injuries - a group of injuries that happen when too much stress is placed on a part of the body - are becoming more common among kids and teens because they spend more time than ever using computers. Learn about computer- and sports-related repetitive stress injuries and how to prevent them in this article.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/sports/rsi.html

I Think I May Have a Drinking/Drug Problem. What Should I Do?


If you think you may have a problem with drinking or drugs, the important thing to remember is that you can get help, and that it's possible to overcome the problem, no matter how difficult it may seem right now.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/problems/drinking_drug_problem.html

Internet Safety: Safe Surfing Tips for Teens


The Internet is an amazing tool for research, entertainment, education, and much more. But do you know how to use the Web with your safety in mind?
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/safebasics/internet_safety.html

Strength Training


The best way to a buff bod is to combine aerobic exercise with strength training. Read this article to learn more, including whether working out with weights is safe for teens.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/exercise/strength_training.html

Cooking Up a Storm


Whether you're the next Julia Child or you failed Water Boiling 101, you can impress your friends and family in the kitchen with a little practice and the right recipe. Check out TeensHealth's Recipes section for delicious dishes that are easy to make.
Source: kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/recipes.html

Taking Care of Your Vision


There are lots of things you can do to protect your baby blues (or greens, or browns, or hazels, or whatever color your eyes are). Learn all about how to take care of your vision in this article for teens.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/take_care/vision_care.html


The Fabulous Food Guide Pyramid
You've probably seen the Food Guide Pyramid a lot, but you may not know how it applies to you. This article for teens is a fun look at the foods you need to stay healthy.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/pyramid.html

Risky Parents, Risky Teens (8/30/02)


Parents who smoke, drink, and ignore their own health are a bad example for their kids -- one that's leading to early, unsafe sex.

A nationwide study of some 19,000 adolescents -- in grades 7 through 12 -- finds that parents are indeed their kids' role models, whether they like it or not.

"Parents' behavior creates a whole atmosphere of risk, a sense that living on the edge is OK," says lead author Esther Wilder, PhD, assistant professor of sociology at Lehman College in the Bronx in New York.

"Kids grow up thinking, 'If they don't care, why should I?'" she tells WebMD. 

Wilder's report appears in the September issue of the The Milbank Quarterly.

Among her findings: Most adolescents used contraception the first time they had intercourse. But one-third did not. "That's real cause for concern," she says.

Also, parents who smoked -- more than drinking or any other risky behavior -- were more likely to have kids who were also engaged in risky behaviors.

"Adolescents whose parents smoked were 50% more likely to have had sex -- and to have it at very early ages," says Wilder. "This was regardless of whether the family was affluent or received welfare, parents' level of education, religion, whether they were in stepfamilies or single-parent families."

"Risk gets reproduced across generations," she tells WebMD. "It may take different forms, but we found a strong intergenerational pattern of risk."

Smoking sets a "behavioral tone" in the family, one creates the same pattern of behavior in the child, says Wilder. "It's like a risky syndrome that gets passed from one generation to next."

Parents need this kind of wake-up call, says Sarah Brown, director of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

"Families have been hoping the schools could do it, that if they could find the right curriculum -- or if we could change what Hollywood does or doesn't do, rate the movies just right -- all kids' behavior problems would go away," Brown tells WebMD.

She talks with lots of parents. "Parents have really felt they have lost kids to the power of peer influence and media influence," says Brown. "We've even heard parents say, 'once they're 12 or 13, we have no role in their lives. It doesn't matter what we do, we don't see them.'"

But families are the first and best sex educator for children, she says. "The nation is rediscovering the power of parents. This research reminds us, parents in particular, that what parents do influences their children. Parents need to be mindful of that."

Kids watch their parents like hawks, Brown tells WebMD. "I have three children at home. They have opinions about everything I do. They observe it, think about it, discuss it with their friends."

While kids can get information on sex and "basic body facts" at school, parents need to put it in context, she says.

"Contraception is only one part of it. Some of the larger issues about relationships, lifetime goals, respectful interaction between males and females, what's safe, what our family expects, what our faith tradition teaches, how to handle negative peer pressure -- those things are incredibly important. That's where parents have an edge."
Source: Jeanie Davis, my.webmd.com/printing/article/3606.2167

Going Over Seas


If you're planning to travel overseas, the first thing you should do is to find out which immunizations you'll need to stay healthy. Find out how to protect yourself in TeensHealth's Staying Safe section.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/index.html
 

von Willebrand Disease


Excessive or prolonged bleeding could be a sign of a genetic disorder known as von Willebrand disease. For many people the disorder is very mild, but for those with more severe forms of the disease, the proper diagnosis and treatment can make them less likely to have problems from the condition.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/genetic/vwd.html
 

Flu Facts


If you have the flu, you'll have lots of company. From December to April, all across the United States, as many as 90 million people come down with the flu each year.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/infections/common/flu.html
 

Body Image and Self-Esteem


When your body changes, so does your image of yourself. Read this article to find out how your body image affects your self-esteem and how you can develop a healthy body image.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/body_image/body_image.html

Heart Disease May Increase Risk of Infection From Body Piercing


A recent study suggests that people who have certain types of heart disease may be at greater risk for developing heart infection after body piercing.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/misc/body_piercing_news.html

"My friend is talking about suicide. What should I do?"


If you've ever asked yourself this, you're not alone. TeensHealth gives the answers to questions that teens like you ask us all the time. Check to see if we've answered one of yours in Q & A.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/question/index.html

Am I in a Healthy Relationship?


It's totally normal to look at the world through rose-colored glasses in the early stages of a relationship. But just make sure those glasses don't turn into blinders that keep you from seeing that your new relationship isn't as healthy as it should be.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/relationships/healthy_relationship.html

Are Changes in My Vaginal Discharge OK?


Vaginal discharge may be normal or abnormal - it's up to you to find out the difference. If you have questions about your discharge, read our article to get the facts.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/girls/vdischarge2.html

Getting a Grip on Growth


You may know that it's normal to develop earlier or later than your friends, but have you ever wondered whether you are growing normally? Read this article to learn all about growth.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/health_basics/growth.html

Glow Stick Risks


Glow sticks - which are popular at dance clubs and raves - may look harmless, but a recent study indicates they can cause some unpleasant eye and skin symptoms and possibly other problems.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/misc/glow_sticks_news.html

Safely Surf the Net


Do you know how to be safe while you surf the Internet? When you go camping, is your first-aid kit stocked with the supplies you might need? Check out TeensHealth's Staying Safety section for lots of useful tips.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/index.html

Knee Injuries


You probably don't give much thought to your knees. But if you've ever suffered a knee injury, you know that healthy knees are needed for many activities and sports and that getting hurt can mean some time sitting on the sidelines.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/exercise/knee_injuries.html

How Can I Deal With My Asthma?


Maybe you've been dealing with asthma since you were a little kid, or maybe you've just been told that you have it. Whatever the case, asthma can complicate your life and affect you both emotionally and physically.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/question/illness_infection/asthma_mgmt.html

Focus on Friends


Friends are important, whether you have one or 100 of them. Find out how to be a good friend, make new friends, and weed out the ones who aren't really yours in "Focus on Friends" in TeensHealth's Your Mind section.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/index.html

Caffeine


Caffeine has probably helped you through long nights of studying or filling out college applications. But do you know about caffeine, like what its side effects are? Read this article for the facts.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/caffeine.html

Dealing With Divorce


For many teens, the divorce of their parents marks a turning point in their lives, whether ancient history or current event. If you are dealing with your parents' divorce, you're not alone - read this article for information and support.
Source: 
www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/families/divorce.html

Myths About Acne


Do you think you already know all there is to know about acne? You may be surprised that some of the things you've heard about acne - like what causes it and how to deal with it - actually aren't true.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/acne_myths.html

Urinary Tract Infections


A urinary tract infection is the second most common reason that teens visit a doctor. For more information about this uncomfortable problem and how it can be treated, check out this article.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/stds/uti.html

Volunteering: Why Helping Out Is In


Volunteering can be one of the most gratifying and fun things you can do. Read this article to learn about the benefits of volunteering and to find out how to go about doing it.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/jobs/volunteering.html

Lessons in Netiquette


Get dissed in a chatroom? Better brush up on your Netiquette.
Source: www.teenwire.com/techknow/articles/tk_20020613p021.asp

Send Your Secrets


Dying to find out your BFF's secret crush? Wanna know how old your guy pal was when he had his first kiss? Spill your guts in our latest game and maybe your friends will return the favor.
Source: http://www.teenwire.com/play/np_spreadem.asp

They Hate Her!


If your parents don’t like your new boyfriend or girlfriend — even if you think he or she is the greatest thing since the discovery of fire — you’re going to have trouble. You might be punished if you date your new love. You might constantly sweat bullets from the stress of sneaking around. Here's what you should pay attention to when figuring out how to make it work for everybody.

http://www.teenwire.com/infocus/2002/if_20020611p162.asp

There are lots of kind of family relationships


Stepparents, grandparents, brothers, sisters. Need info on one - or many? Then log onto My Family and find out how to make your life at home a little bit easier.
Source: kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/index.html

What's Mono?


Have you wondered about mono? Why is it called the "kissing disease"? Read this article for kids to find out the answers to all of your questions about this common infection.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/sick/mono.html

Be Safe when you Surf


Do you know how to be safe while you surf the Internet? When you go camping, is your first-aid kit stocked with the supplies you might need? Check out TeensHealth's Staying Safety section for lots of useful tips.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/index.html

Finding a Summer Job or Internship


A summer job or internship is an excellent way to make money and gain the experience you'll need after high school. Read this article to learn more about how to find the job that's right for you.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/jobs/summer_job.html

Going to a Therapist


There are many different kinds of therapy; you've probably heard people discussing physical therapy, art therapy, or even gene therapy. In this article, however, therapy refers to psychotherapy - the treatment of behavioral and emotional concerns.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/therapist.html

Kick off spring with TeensHealth!


We're proud to announce the new and improved TeensHealth! In addition to hundreds of awesome articles, we now offer a funky new design, interactive quizzes and features that change each week, new categories to make navigation a snap, and lots more. Check it out and spread the word about the best source of health information for teens on the web!
Source: teenshealth.org/

Herpes Simplex


Herpes simplex infections commonly cause either cold sores around the mouth or blisters in the genital area (also known as genital herpes).
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/herpes.html

What Should I Do if My Family Fights?


If your family doesn't always agree on things - and most families don't - then check out this article written for kids. Learn how keep your cool and resolve conflicts when people in your family are fighting.
Source:www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/family_fights.html

"My friend is talking about suicide. What should I do?"


If you've ever asked yourself this, you're not alone. TeensHealth gives the answers to questions that teens like you ask us all the time. Check to see if we've answered one of yours in Q & A.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/question/index.html
Also, check out Teen Suicide.

Camping Basics


Whether you'll be in the woods, on the desert, combing the beaches, or climbing mountain trails, check out our article about camping basics for a few important survival techniques.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/safebasics/woods.html

How to Perform a Testicular Self-Examination


The testicular self-examination (TSE) is an easy way for guys to check their own testicles to make sure there aren't any unusual lumps or bumps - which are usually the first sign of testicular cancer.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/guys/tse.html Sign up for a monthly free self-exam reminder

What Is Trichotillomania?


Lots of teens don't think about losing their hair because it seems like something only adults need to worry about. But if you're a teen with trichotillomania, hair loss can be a serious reality.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/trichotillomania.html

Is Competition Losing the Fun Aspect?


Of course winning feels great, but is the competitive pressure taking the fun out of your game? Find out how to keep sports pressure in check in TeensHealth's Sports section.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/sports/sports_pressure.html

Connecting With Your Coach


Having a good relationship with your coach helps you get the most out of your chosen sport. In this article, we'll tell you how to keep it cool with your coach.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/sports/coach_relationships.html

What You Need to Know About Drugs


There's lot of stuff you need to know about different kinds of drugs - the most important being not to take them. Check out What You Need to Know About Drugs to find out more about individual drugs and their effects.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/grow/index.html

What Are Wrinkles?


Wrinkles! Everyone gets them eventually, and most adults have them. Read this article to find out why , and also learn how you can prevent getting wrinkles while you're young.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/grownup/getting_older/wrinkles.html

Acne Isn't About Chocolate


Despite what you may have heard, acne isn't caused by eating chocolate or drinking soda. Learn how to prevent and deal with acne in “Why Do I Get Acne?” in TeensHealth's Your Body section.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/index.html

Making the Shift to Bike Safety


The sun is shining and your cable is out. Why not dust off your bike and go for a ride? Before you hit the trail, find out about bike safety in this article for teens. Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/safebasics/bike_safety.html

High-Intensity Physical Training Improves Cardiovascular Fitness In Obese Adolescents


After school lifestyle education and physical training programs can benefit obese children and adolescents by altering their body compositions and providing primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8059/8011/349198.html

Plastic Surgery


Lots of images may come to mind when you think of plastic surgery. This special type of surgery involves both people's appearance and their ability to function.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/medical_care/plastic_surgery.html

Going to College


The first year of college is filled with new challenges and opportunities. Read our article to beef up on your college coping skills.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/school/college.html

Dealing with Divorce


Are you dealing with your parents' divorce? Are you trying to adjust to life in a blended family? If you're coping with family problems, you're not alone. Check out the Families area in TeensHealth's Your Mind section for some extra help and support.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/families/divorce.html

What to Do If You Can't Sleep


Everyone - from infants to older adults - needs a certain amount of sleep to be alert and get through the day. Without that sleep, symptoms like irritability, inability to concentrate, and even depression are common.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/take_care/sleep_help.html

Sports and Exercise Safety


Playing hard doesn't have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start, so check out our article for teens to find out how.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/safebasics/sport_safety.html

Young Driver Alert


Educate your teens about common causes of accidents.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512178

The Power of Packing


If you're like most people who haven't eaten for hours, it's hard not to choose the burger and fries when you're really hungry. Sure, our brains have heard the news that kids, teens, and adults are growing fatter. Yes, our minds know we'll look and feel better if we choose the healthiest eats. But let's be real: our stomachs are going for the quick fix. How do you put your brain back in charge? Take a packed lunch to school!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/misc/packing_banner.html

How Do People Get AIDS?


AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome - a disease where the body is unable to fight off many infectious diseases as it normally could. In this article, find out how AIDS is spread and how to protect yourself against it.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/stds/AIDS.html

Obesity


If you or someone you know is obese or overweight, this article can give you information and tips for dealing with the problem by adopting a healthier lifestyle.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/dieting/obesity.html

Talking to Your Parents - or Other Adults


Whether it's an everyday issue like schoolwork or an emergency situation, read this article to learn about the benefits of communicating with your parents and other adults.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/families/talk_to_parents.html
 

Hunger and Malnutrition


Hunger is the way a person's body signals that it needs to eat, and malnutrition is a lack of the right nutrients in the body. If you've ever wondered how hunger and malnutrition can impact a person's health, this article can help you learn.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/hunger.html

My Friend Is Talking About Running Away. What Should I Do?


Do you know someone who is having major problems? No matter how bad things get, running away is never a solution. Find out how to help your friend in this article.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/problems/runaway.html

Taking Care of Your Vision


There are lots of things you can do to protect your baby blues (or greens, or browns, or hazels, or whatever color your eyes are). Learn all about how to take care of your vision in this article for teens.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/take_care/vision_care.html
 

Sleep


If you're like many teens, getting enough sleep isn't very high on your priority list. But getting the right amount of ZZZs is a big part of staying healthy. Read this article for the skinny on teens and sleep.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/take_care/sleep.html

Acne Quiz


It's vacation time, and you've been treating yourself to a daily dose of fries at the beach. Could that be the reason your skin's breaking out? Test your acne IQ by taking the TeensHealth quiz.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/acne_Quiz.jsp

Milk Allergy Diet


So many foods are made with milk and milk products these days that people with milk allergies have to pay attention to what's in just about everything they eat. If you're allergic to milk, this article provides a list of foods and ingredients to watch out for.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/milk_allergy_diet.html

A Guide to the Reproductive System


A lot of teens are confused about how the reproductive system works - what is that part really called? And what does it do? Do guys or girls have it? Read this article for the facts.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/girls/reproductive_system.html

What's the Right Weight for My Height?


Comparing your weight to your height is only one limited piece of information you can use in determining whether your body is healthy. Many factors need to be considered when evaluating your weight.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/dieting/weight_height.html

Young People Skipping Sunscreen


Going for the tan despite the cancer risks.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512949

Uneven Tanning Laws


Most places don't limit youth access to indoor salons, study finds
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512830

Driving Safety


If you're an inexperienced or teenage driver, it's especially important to understand your responsibilities on the road. Fortunately, being careful and getting more experience behind the wheel can help you become a safer driver. Read this article to learn more.
Source: http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/safebasics/driving_safety.html

Urinary Tract Infections


A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common reasons that teens visit a doctor. Learn about the symptoms of UTIs, how they're treated, and more in this article.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/stds/uti.html

A Guide to the Reproductive System


A lot of teens are confused about how the reproductive system works - what is that part really called? And what does it do? Do guys or girls have it? Read this article for the facts.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/girls/reproductive_system.html

TeenSports


Team player or lone runner - w hat does your favorite sport mean to you? Forget skill: we don't care if you're an Olympic podium threat or still rolling down the windows when you snowboard. All that matters is you love your sport. Share your stories with us and you may find yourself featured as one of the athletes in our TeenSports section. Check out other TeenSports features at: kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/sports/new_features.html

Lyme Disease Awareness Month


Lyme disease is the leading tick-borne disease in the United States - do you know how to protect yourself?
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/misc/lyme_banner.html

Fears and Phobias


Fear is a normal human reaction that protects us by signaling danger and preparing us to deal with it. Learn the facts about fears and phobias and what causes them in this article.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/phobias.html

Genital Herpes


You've probably heard lots of discouraging news about sexually transmitted diseases. The good news is that STDs can be prevented. For information about how to protect yourself, read this article.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/stds/std_herpes.html

What Causes Bad Breath?


Bad breath, or halitosis, can be a major problem, especially when you're about to snuggle with your sweetie or whisper a joke to your friend. The good news is that bad breath can often be prevented with simple steps.
Source: http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/question/hygiene/halitosis.html

What's My Lyme Disease Risk?


Is the threat of Lyme disease making you think you'd be safer in the comfort of your room than the great outdoors? Before you head out for a 3-month supply of video games, take some time to consider your Lyme disease risk.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/question/illness_infection/lyme_risk_teen.html

Egg Allergy


When a person is allergic to eggs, the body's immune system overreacts to proteins in the egg. Egg allergies can be serious, so use these pointers for making life with an egg allergy easier.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/egg_allergy.html

The Tanning Taboo


Do you think summer means soaking up some rays? The sun can do a lot more to you than just give you a warm glow. Read this article to find out the harm the sun causes your skin.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/safebasics/tanning.html

Volunteering: Why Helping Out Is In


Volunteering can be one of the most gratifying and fun things you can do. Read this article to learn about the benefits of volunteering and to find out how to go about doing it.
Source: www.kidshealth.org

Knee Injuries


You probably don't give much thought to your knees. But if you've ever suffered a knee injury, you know that healthy knees are needed for many activities and sports and that getting hurt can mean some time sitting on the sidelines.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/exercise/knee_injuries.html

When Will I Start Developing?


Lots of girls and guys worry about when their bodies will develop. The fact is that physical development starts at different times and moves along at different rates in normal kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/changing_body/start_developing.html

All About Menstruation


Many teens don't have a complete understanding of what actually happens during the menstrual cycle. Check out our article for teens - both girls and guys - to learn all about menstruation.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/girls/menstruation.html

Self-Defense Basics


According to the National Crime Prevention Council, young people ages 12 to 24 are the group most likely to be victims of crimes such as rape, assault, and robbery. Read this article for tips on defending yourself, so if you feel threatened you'll know what you can do about it.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/safebasics/self_defense.html

Am I in a Healthy Relationship?


It's totally normal to look at the world through rose-colored glasses in the early stages of a relationship. But just make sure those glasses don't turn into blinders that keep you from seeing that your new relationship isn't as healthy as it should be.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/relationships/healthy_relationship.html

What to Do if You Can't Sleep


Everyone - from infants to older adults - needs a certain amount of sleep to be alert and get through the day. Without that sleep, symptoms like irritability, inability to concentrate, and even depression are common.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/take_care/sleep_help.html

Going to College


The first year of college is filled with new challenges and opportunities. Read our article to beef up on your college coping skills.
Source: http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/school/college.html

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Middle And High School Students (2/28/03)


Despite its known health hazards, secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure among Texas youth is common.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361727.html
 

Pregnancy In Perinatally HIV-Infected Adolescents And Young Adults (2/28/03)


A first-time CDC report shows that as perinatally HIV-infected children are surviving to adolescence, they are becoming sexually active and, in some cases, pregnant.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361728.html

Parental Smoking, Behaviors, And Attitudes May Be Associated With Adolescent Smoking (2/21/03)


A parent who quits smoking may lower the risk of his or her adolescent starting to smoke, according to a study by NIDA-supported researchers from Arizona State University and Indiana University. However, this benefit of parents' smoking cessation was most noticeable when the other parent was not a current smoker. Mothers' attitudes toward smoking and adolescents' perceptions of their parents' anti-smoking attitudes also affected the prevalence of adolescent smoking.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361480.html

Getting Along With Your Teachers


Think your teachers are from outer space? Actually, they're real people who can help you to learn and become an adult. Read about developing relationships with your teachers in this article.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/school/teacher_relationships.html

Cold-Weather Sports


Don't let the chill of winter make you a couch potato - there are tons of sports to keep you moving. Read this article to learn about the coolest of sports and how to share them with your friends.
Source: http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/sports/winter_sports.html

1,200 People Die in the United States Each Day


Tobacco companies keep tabs on the number of teens who smoke - and worry if the numbers begin to drop - because they need to replace the 1,200 people who die in the United States each day from smoking-related illnesses. Find out the ugly truth about smoking and learn strategies to help you quit in TeensHealth's Drugs & Alcohol section.
Source: kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/index.html

When will I start developing?


"When will I start developing?" If you've ever asked yourself this, you're not alone. TeensHealth gives the answers to questions that teens like you ask us all the time. Check to see if we've answered one of yours in Q & A.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/question/index.html

Cooking Up a Storm


Whether you're the next Julia Child or you failed Water Boiling 101, you can impress your friends and family in the kitchen with a little practice and the right recipe. Check out TeensHealth's Recipes section for delicious dishes that are easy to make.
Source: kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/recipes.html

Going Over Seas


If you're planning to travel overseas, the first thing you should do is to find out which immunizations you'll need to stay healthy. Find out how to protect yourself in TeensHealth's Staying Safe section.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/index.html
 

Body Image and Self-Esteem


When your body changes, so does your image of yourself. Read this article to find out how your body image affects your self-esteem and how you can develop a healthy body image.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/body_image/body_image.html

Am I in a Healthy Relationship?


It's totally normal to look at the world through rose-colored glasses in the early stages of a relationship. But just make sure those glasses don't turn into blinders that keep you from seeing that your new relationship isn't as healthy as it should be.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/relationships/healthy_relationship.html

Safely Surf the Net


Do you know how to be safe while you surf the Internet? When you go camping, is your first-aid kit stocked with the supplies you might need? Check out TeensHealth's Staying Safety section for lots of useful tips.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/index.html

Focus on Friends


Friends are important, whether you have one or 100 of them. Find out how to be a good friend, make new friends, and weed out the ones who aren't really yours in "Focus on Friends" in TeensHealth's Your Mind section.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/index.html

Dealing With Divorce


For many teens, the divorce of their parents marks a turning point in their lives, whether ancient history or current event. If you are dealing with your parents' divorce, you're not alone - read this article for information and support.
Source: 
www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/families/divorce.html

Volunteering: Why Helping Out Is In


Volunteering can be one of the most gratifying and fun things you can do. Read this article to learn about the benefits of volunteering and to find out how to go about doing it.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/jobs/volunteering.html

Lessons in Netiquette


Get dissed in a chatroom? Better brush up on your Netiquette.
Source: www.teenwire.com/techknow/articles/tk_20020613p021.asp

Happy Father's Day


Father's Day is June 15, 2003 - the perfect occasion to make sure your dad knows how much he means to you. But what if your current cash flow won't allow for a fancy gift? Don't stress - we created printable coupons for you!
Source: kidshealth.org/teen/misc/fathers_day_banner.html

Send Your Secrets


Dying to find out your BFF's secret crush? Wanna know how old your guy pal was when he had his first kiss? Spill your guts in our latest game and maybe your friends will return the favor.
Source: http://www.teenwire.com/play/np_spreadem.asp

They Hate Her!


If your parents don’t like your new boyfriend or girlfriend — even if you think he or she is the greatest thing since the discovery of fire — you’re going to have trouble. You might be punished if you date your new love. You might constantly sweat bullets from the stress of sneaking around. Here's what you should pay attention to when figuring out how to make it work for everybody.

http://www.teenwire.com/infocus/2002/if_20020611p162.asp

There are lots of kind of family relationships


Stepparents, grandparents, brothers, sisters. Need info on one - or many? Then log onto My Family and find out how to make your life at home a little bit easier.
Source: kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/index.html

Be Safe when you Surf


Do you know how to be safe while you surf the Internet? When you go camping, is your first-aid kit stocked with the supplies you might need? Check out TeensHealth's Staying Safety section for lots of useful tips.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/index.html

Finding a Summer Job or Internship


A summer job or internship is an excellent way to make money and gain the experience you'll need after high school. Read this article to learn more about how to find the job that's right for you.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/jobs/summer_job.html

Going to a Therapist


There are many different kinds of therapy; you've probably heard people discussing physical therapy, art therapy, or even gene therapy. In this article, however, therapy refers to psychotherapy - the treatment of behavioral and emotional concerns.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/therapist.html

Kick off spring with TeensHealth!


We're proud to announce the new and improved TeensHealth! In addition to hundreds of awesome articles, we now offer a funky new design, interactive quizzes and features that change each week, new categories to make navigation a snap, and lots more. Check it out and spread the word about the best source of health information for teens on the web!
Source: teenshealth.org/

What Should I Do if My Family Fights?


If your family doesn't always agree on things - and most families don't - then check out this article written for kids. Learn how keep your cool and resolve conflicts when people in your family are fighting.
Source:www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/family_fights.html

"My friend is talking about suicide. What should I do?"


If you've ever asked yourself this, you're not alone. TeensHealth gives the answers to questions that teens like you ask us all the time. Check to see if we've answered one of yours in Q & A.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/question/index.html
Also, check out Teen Suicide.

Camping Basics


Whether you'll be in the woods, on the desert, combing the beaches, or climbing mountain trails, check out our article about camping basics for a few important survival techniques.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/safebasics/woods.html

Is Competition Losing the Fun Aspect?


Of course winning feels great, but is the competitive pressure taking the fun out of your game? Find out how to keep sports pressure in check in TeensHealth's Sports section.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/sports/sports_pressure.html

Connecting With Your Coach


Having a good relationship with your coach helps you get the most out of your chosen sport. In this article, we'll tell you how to keep it cool with your coach.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/sports/coach_relationships.html

Making the Shift to Bike Safety


The sun is shining and your cable is out. Why not dust off your bike and go for a ride? Before you hit the trail, find out about bike safety in this article for teens. Source: www.kidshealth.org/teen/safety/safebasics/bike_safety.html

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