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Do You Know What Is a Normal Penis Size for a...
Do you have questions about puberty and teen penis size? Is your son concerned he is too small or too big? Learn what is normal during puberty.
Why Small Bumps on the Penis Head Aren't...
Is your son concerned with small bumps on his penis head? They might be pearly penile papules!
Get the Facts (Not Fiction) About Caring for an...
What does uncircumcised really mean? Learn the facts from fiction when it comes to cleaning and caring for your son's uncircumcised penis.
Learn About the Stages of Puberty in Boys
When puberty hits, your son's body will change in many ways. Discover the basics about boys and puberty.
Learn About the Stages of Puberty in Girls
Girls go through distinct physical changes during puberty. Read more about these puberty stages that girls go through.
Teen Migraines and Headaches: What's Normal and...
Did your teen just have his first headache? Or does your teen get headaches every day? Learn about migraines and headaches in teens. Page 1 of 2.
Puberty Q & A
Questions about puberty? We have the answers to the common concerns about teenage puberty.
Teen Hygiene - How to Teach Your Teen Good...
Teen hygiene can be an issue for some families. How often should she shower? Does he need deodorant?
Will My Teen Still Be a Virgin if She Uses a...
Many parents and teen girls wonder about tampons and virginity. Can I use a tampon if I'm a virgin? Find out here in our FAQ.
Swollen Knee as a Result of Lyme Disease
Lyme disease can cause many physical problems. One of those problems is Lyme arthritis, causing a swollen knee. See pictures of this and other problems Lyme disease can cause. Page 6.
Why Is My Teen So Moody?
It's not uncommon to have a moody teen, but why is your teen moody or irritable? Find out what is causing your teen to be moody, when it's normal and when it's not.
Lyme Disease Bullseye Rash
Lyme disease is a common problem in areas that have infected ticks that carry the disease. Do you know what the bullseye rash of Lyme disease looks like? Page 2.
Is Your Doctor Doing a Good Job with Your Teen?
Your infant went to the doctor's office all the time. What about your teen? Current research suggests that teens are being neglected at the doctor's office. Is your teen getting good adolescent health care?
The Truth About Depression in Teens
Concerned that your teen may be depressed? Educate yourself on teen depression and what to do if you think your teen is depressed.
Lyme Disease Bullseye Rash II
Lyme disease is a common problem in areas that have infected ticks that carry the disease. Do you know what the bullseye rash of Lyme disease looks like? Page 4.
Facial Palsy from Lyme Disease
Did you know that Lyme disease can cause facial palsy? Picture gallery of Lyme disease facial palsy and more. Page 5.
Are Antidepressants Safe for Teens?
Teen depression is a common problem, but how should it be treated? Should your teen take an antidepressant?
Must-Know Facts About a Teens Menstrual Cycle
When a teen girl gets her first period, it is an important right of passage. It is also a significant event, biologically speaking, in her overall development. Find out the nuts and bolts about a teen's menstrual cycle.
Answers to Top 4 Questions About Girls and...
Which come first breasts or pubic hair? When will she get her period? Is it too early for leg hair? Read answers to common questions about puberty in girls.
Male Body Image - Teens and Male Body Image...
Think that body image issues are just a girl's issue? Think again. Teen males can have body image issues, too.
All About a Legal Hallucinogen
Salvia divinorum is a herb that, when eaten or smoked, is a potent drug that can cause hallucinations. Increasingly popular, it is inappropriate for teens.
What to Know About Puberty and Voice Changes
We all have heard about puberty and voice changes, but do you know why it happens and how? Read more about puberty and voice changes.
Tdap Vaccine Protects Your Teen from 3 Major...
Does your teen need a tetanus (dTap) vaccine booster? You may be surprised at what is now included in this routine teen immunization.
The Dangers of Poppy Seed Tea
This drink that is popular with teens is not a new health fad, but a way to get high on opiates.No matter what the recipe,it is dangerous and can be deadly.
Cheerleading Safety Tips
Is your teen a cheerleader? Here are some cheerleading safety tips.
How to Survive Teen Peer Pressure
Your teen gets a thousand messages a day about how he or she should look, act and feel - that's teen peer pressure. The loudest voices are often from your teen's friends. Find out why your teen is susceptible to peer pressure and what you can do about it.
Help! My Teen Wants to Be a Vegetarian!
So, your teen wants to become a vegetarian. Is it healthy? What do they eat? Find out the facts here.
7 Ideas for Helping Your Teen Get the Exercise...
What is the recommended amount of exercise for teens? How can you get your teen up and moving? Here are tips for taking action!
Great Basics to Pack for Your College-Bound Teen
Want to know what to pack in a first aid kit for your college student? There are a few essentials that your teen will be happy to have on hand.
Helping Your Teen Have a Positive Body Image
Teens are bombarded with messages about what their bodies should look like. Explore what impacts a teen's body image and the consequences of a negative body image.
The Right Time to Begin Talking About Shaving...
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Is My High Schooler's Sexual Behavior Normal?
In order for parents to know what kinds of pressure teens are under, it is important to know what teens are really doing. Here is a summary of the most current statistics on teens and sex.
Be Aware of These 3 Texting Dangers That May...
Read more about the dangers of texting and find out why parents of teens should be concerned and aware.
Is It Lyme Disease? Check Out This Gallery of...
Find out more about lyme disease by checking out this gallery of lyme disease pictures. From the bullseye rash to facial palsy and arthritis, find out what lyme disease can look like.
Could Your Teen's Snoring Cause Bad Behavior or...
What do you know about teen snoring? It's not just a funny condition -- it can be serious medical concern that can lead to problems with school performance.
Testicles
definition of testicles. Teen Health.
Is Your Teen Living Through a Cycle of Domestic...
What do you know about teen domestic violence? Are you familiar with the cycle of abuse that can happen in a teen domestic violence situation?
Dealing With Teen Acne
Teen Acne - Acne is one of the most common conditions that teenagers will encounter. Learn how to help your teen manage this easily-treatable health concern.
The Facts About How Skin Tans - Effect of UV Rays
Ever wonder how skin tans? What exactly does the sun do to turn pale skin pink, red or tan?
Could Your Teen Be Anorexic? Know the Signs!
Many know what anorexia is, but do you know what the signs of anorexia in teens are? Know what to look for for the health of your teen.
Is Your Teen Getting Enough Calcium or Iron?
Does your teen have calcium or iron deficiency? Find out how much she needs and where she can get it.
Preparing for "The Talk"
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Why Is My Teen Pulling Out Her Hair? How Can I...
Does your teen pull out her hair? Does your teen have bald patches on his head? Your teen could have trichotillomania.
MRSA: What It Is and What To Do About It
MRSA isn't just found in hospitals anymore. It can be found out in the community and is showing up at increasing rates. Find out what MRSA is, how to treat MRSA and what to do if you or your teen has MRSA.
101 Natural Healthy Eating Tips by Emily Davidson
Want healthy eating tips for teens? Read this book on healthy, natural eating for tips on a healthy diet for teens and the whole family.
Pictures of Inhalants and Huffing
Pictures of inhalants and huffing. Do you know what your teen might be inhaling to get high?
Teen Birth Control Options
Teen birth control - it's not just the pill anymore! From shots to patches to implants, teen birth control options are almost endless. With teenage pregnancy rates on the rise, it's important to know what's out there and what's the most effective.
BMI
definition of BMI. Teen Health.
Teen Dating Violence Is Everywhere. Here's Info...
Think you know about teen dating violence? It happens more than you think. Learn more about abuse in teen relationships with these statistics and resources.
Nitrous Oxide
nitrous oxide whippets picture. Teen Health. Page 4.
Teens and Sleep: What Parents Need to Know
Teens have unique needs when it comes to sleep. Find out how much sleep a teen needs and what a common teen sleep pattern is. Learn how to determine if your teenager is getting enough sleep and how to promote good sleep habits.
Deer Ticks
Not every tick carries Lyme disease, but deer ticks can carry Lyme disease. Do you know what a deer tick looks like? Take a look at deer ticks that could carry Lyme disease.
Pneumococcal Vaccine: The Basics
Does your teen need to be protected against pneumococcal disease? Find out if your teen needs the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, also called the PPV23 vaccine.
Amyl Nitrate
amyl nitrate poppers picture. Teen Health. Page 7.
Are Chemicals in Tampons Harming You?
Are parents giving their teen girls toxic tampons to use? Do tampons really contain asbestos or dioxin? Find out whether or not tampons are toxic or not.
Ice or Heat for an Injury?
Ever wonder if you should use heat or ice for an injury? If your teen has ever had an injury, you might have wanted to know this answer.
Hepatitis B Vaccine: The Basics
Is your teen protected from Hepatitis B? Your adolescent might need the Hepatitis B vaccine.
Spray Cans
spray cans paint cans aerosol huffing inhalants. Page 5.
Gasoline
gas container gasoline container inhalant huffing. Page 6.
Which Shots Does My Teen Need to Stay Healthy?
Teenagers have their own unique immunization schedule. Find out what vaccines teens need and what their recommended immunization schedule looks like.
Computer Duster
computer duster picture inhalant huffing. Page 8.
Hepatitis A Vaccine: The Basics
You might have heard of Hepatitis B, but is your teen protected against Hepatitis A? Consider having your teenager get the Hepatitis A vaccine today.
How To Do a Testicular Self Exam
Does your teen know how to do a testicular self exam? Print this out for him because early detection of testicular cancer is important.
5 Tips for Surviving the Teen Years
The teen years can be a challenge. Read about five tips for parenting teens you can use to nurture a better relationship with your teen.
Binge Drinking
Definition of Binge Drinking. Teen Health.
Meningococcal Vaccine: The Basics
Is your teen protected against meningitis? Meningitis can be deadly, so the meningitis vaccine could save your teen's life!
When to Keep Your Child Home From School -...
Not sure when to keep your child home from school? Read these guidelines and figure out whether your teen should stay home, or get going!
What Sunscreen SPF Does My Teen Need?
Sunscreen SPF can be confusing. From SPF 0 tanning oils to SPF 100+ sprays, how do you decide what's right for your family?
How Much is Too Much: What is Considered a...
Most women have a period about once a month. How can you tell if you have a heavy period? What you and your teen should know about period flow.
Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg
About.com's Guide to Teen Health reviews the book Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg. This nonfiction novel discusses his struggle with his teen daughter's mental illness and psychosis.
Healthy Eating for Teens – Tips for...
What should my teen be eating and how much? Is there an easy way to plan meals for my teen?
Chickenpox Vaccine: The Basics
Once though of as a harmless childhood illness, chickenpox (or varicella) can be dangerous, especially for teens. Does your teen need the chickenpox vaccine?
Everything You Don't Want To Know About Teens...
Teens and sex - two words that parents don't want to hear together. Knowing all of the facts and nuances about teens and sex can help you help your child make good decisions and stay safe.
Areola
Definition of Areola. Teen Health.
Lighters
lighters butane inhalants huffing. Page 3.
Salvia divinorum
Salvia divinorum. Teen Health.
Abstinence-Only Sex Education in Schools
Because of funding from the national government, the recent trend has to been to provide abstinence-only sex education in our schools. But has it been effective?
How Parents Can Ensure Gym Class Safety
Injuries during gym class have gone up 150% in a decade. Do you know how to promote gym class safety?
Huffing
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Sexting
Definition of Sexting. Teen Health.
College Binge Drinking
Is your teen going off to college? Did you know that college binge drinking is one of the main concerns for college administrators? Learn more about college binge drinking and how to help your college student avoid it's dangers.
Is Your Teen Overweight?
Is your teen overweight? Find out by using our suggestions on how to calculate BMI, how to interpret the BMI, and what to do next.
Puberty
Definition of Puberty. Teen Health.
Markers
marker pictures sharpie inhalant huffing. Page 2.
When Should My Teen Get a Medical Checkup?
When should your teen get a medical checkup? How often does your teen need a medical checkup?
What You Should Know About the HPV Vaccine
The HPV vaccine is now available - but should your teen get it? Find out more about the HPV vaccine and how it can help protect your teen.
What You Should Know About the Teen Swine Flu...
Does your teen need the swine flu vaccine? Find out what you need to do to protect your teen from swine flu this year.
Teen Dating "Bill of Rights"
If your teen is dating, he or she has rights. Does your teen know how she should be treated in a relationship?
Vaccine
Definition of Vaccine. Teen Health.
Hey, I'm Being Abused!
Are you afraid that your teen is in an abusive relationship? Learn these signs your teen may be being abused by a family member, boyfriend or girlfriend.
Your Introduction to the Emergency Contraceptio...
Have you heard of the emergency contraception pill, or Plan B? Emergency contraception can be a great addition to a birth control plan, and it is available to teenagers.
Are Girls' First Periods Coming Earlier?
You might have learned that girls are getting their periods earlier. But is it true? Separate the facts from the myths.
Is a Warm Up for Teens Necessary?
We all remember the stretching and warmups in high school gym class, but is a warm up for kids important? Is stretching important for kids?
Talking to College Students About Drinking
Do you know how to talk to your teen about college binge drinking? Did you know that college binge drinking is one of the main concerns for college administrators? Learn how to help your college student avoid binge drinking's dangers.
Teens and Tanning Dangers: What You Need to Know
Does your teen love to tan? Do you know the risks? Skin cancer, cataracts, wrinkles - these are all things your teen needs to know about.
Five Things You Must Know About Teen Domestic...
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Could Your Diabetic Teen Have Diabulemia?
Could your teen with Type 1 diabetes be restricting her insulin dose to help her lose weight? If so she might have a disorder that some are calling diabulemia, an eating disorder with serious consequences.
Sun Protection Tips for Teens
Share these sun protection tips with your teen. Keep your kids safe from the dangers of the sun's rays.
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