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Teen Health: Most Popular Articles

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What's a Normal Penis Size for a Teen?
Questions about puberty and teen penis size? Is your son concerned he is too small or too big? Learn what is normal during puberty about penis size.
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!
How to Clean Your Son's Uncircumcised Penis
Despite their embarrassment, many boys and teens have questions about their uncircumcised penis. How do you clean it? What is phimosis? There are simple answers to these important questions.
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.
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.
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.
Puberty Q & A
Questions about puberty? We have the answers to the common concerns about teenage puberty.
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.
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.
Smelly Teen? Let's Talk Teen Hygiene.
Teen hygiene can be an issue for some families. How often should she shower? Does he need deodorant?
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.
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.
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.
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?
Are Antidepressants Safe for Teens?
Teen depression is a common problem, but how should it be treated? Should your teen take an antidepressant?
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.
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.
Puberty in Girls: Beyond the Stages
Which comes first - breasts or pubic hair? When will she get her period? Is it too early for leg hair? Read the answers to common questions.
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.
Male Body Image: Your Son and His Body
Think that body image issues are just a girl's issue? Think again. Teen males can have body image issues, too.
How Much Exercise Should My Teen Get?
What is the recommended amount of exercise for teens? Read this exercise tip for teens.
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.
Binge Drinking
Definition of Binge Drinking. Teen Health.
Swollen Knee 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.
Healthy Eating for Teens Made Easy
What should my teen be eating and how much? Is there an easy way to plan meals for my teen?
Pictures of Inhalants and Huffing
Pictures of inhalants and huffing. Do you know what your teen might be inhaling to get high?
The Facts About How Skin Tans
Ever wonder how skin tans? What exactly does the sun do to turn pale skin pink, red or tan?
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.
So, Your 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.
Should I Let My Teen Girl Shave Her Legs?
Is it time to let your teen girl shave her legs or other parts of her body? They want to grow up fast, but is it okay to let her take this next step towards becoming a woman?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trends in Teen Sexual Behavior
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.
Preparing for "The Talk"
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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.
Tdap Vaccine: The Basics
Does your teen need a tetanus vaccine booster? You may be surprised at what is now included in this routine teen immunization.
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.
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.
What Are The Signs of Anorexia in Teens?
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.
Immunization Schedule for Teens: What Shots...
Teens have their own unique immunization schedule. Find out what vaccines that teens need and what their immunization schedule looks like.
Trichotillomania in Teens
Does your teen pull out her hair? Does your teen have bald patches on his head? Your teen could have trichotillomania.
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.
Penis
Definition of Penis. Teen Health.
Gallery of Lyme Disease Pictures
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.
Meningococcal Vaccine: The Basics
Is your teen protected against meningitis? Meningitis can be deadly, so the meningitis vaccine could save your teen's life!
Your Teen Needs a Flu Shot!
When flu shot season comes around, parents wonder whether or not they should get a flu shot for their teen. Discover the facts about the flu shot and why it is important for your teen to be vaccinated.
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.
One in Ten or Worse: The Epidemic of Teen...
Think you know about teen dating violence? It happens more than you think. Your teen probably knows someone who has been a victim of teen dating violence - or has been a victim herself.
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.
The Cycle of Teen Domestic Violence
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?
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.
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?
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.
Plan B
What is Plan B? Read the definition of Plan B.
Can Teen Snoring Lead to Bad School Performance?
What do you know about teen snoring? It's not just a funny condition, but it can be serious medical concern that can lead to problems with school performance.
Teen Texting Dangers
Are there teen texting dangers? Read more about the dangers of texting and find out why parents of teens should be worried.
Endorphins
Definition of endorphins. Teen Health.
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.
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.
Sexting
Definition of Sexting. Teen Health.
Salvia divinorum
Salvia divinorum. Teen Health.
Nitrous Oxide
nitrous oxide whippets picture. Teen Health. Page 4.
Areola
Definition of Areola. Teen Health.
Hepatitis B Vaccine: The Basics
Is your teen protected from Hepatitis B? Your adolescent might need the Hepatitis B vaccine.
Vaccine
Definition of Vaccine. Teen Health.
Amyl Nitrate
amyl nitrate poppers picture. Teen Health. Page 7.
Is Your Teen Dating an Abuser?
Are you concerned about teen domestic violence? Become familiar with the signs that might mean your son or daughter is dating an abuser.
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?
Gasoline
gas container gasoline container inhalant huffing. Page 6.
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 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.
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?
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.
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?
Scrotum
Definition of scrotum. Teen Health.
Spray Cans
spray cans paint cans aerosol huffing inhalants. Page 5.
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.
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.
Puberty
Definition of Puberty. Teen Health.
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.
Lighters
lighters butane inhalants huffing. Page 3.
How Your Asthmatic Teen Can Survive College
Does your teen have severe asthma? Is this same teen heading off to college? Find out how to help your teen independently manage his severe teen asthma and transition to campus life.
Huffing
huffing pictures of huffing teen health teenage health
Cheerleading Safety Tips
Is your teen a cheerleader? Here are some cheerleading safety tips.
Computer Duster
computer duster picture inhalant huffing. Page 8.
Kappa Opioid Receptor
Definition of Kappa Opioid Receptor
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.
Markers
marker pictures sharpie inhalant huffing. Page 2.
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.
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 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?
When Should You Keep Your Teen 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!
Helping Your Teen Choose the Right Birth Control
If your teenage daughter is sexually active, it is time to discuss options for birth control. There are a few factors to consider before choosing teen birth control. Explore the issues that impact this important decision.
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?
Gardasil
gardasil vaccine hpv vaccine. Teen Health.
Safe Tanning Tips for Teens
Parents and teens often wonder if there are safe tanning products out there. The answer is yes - but there are a few unsafe products too. Do you know the difference?
Hallucinogen
Definition of hallucinogen. Teen Health.
BMI
definition of BMI. Teen Health.
Five Things You Must Know About Teen Domestic...
teen domestic violence teenager domestic violence
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.
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.
Does Your Teen Have Tanorexia?
What is tanorexia? This is a new term for tanning addiction. Could your teen be addicted to tanning?
Testicles
definition of testicles. Teen Health.
Eight Back to School Health Tips
Want back to school health tips? Read up on eight things that parents of teens can do to help their child have a healthy back to school experience.
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?
What is Contraception?
Contraception. Teen Health.
Tanorexia: What to Look For
What is tanorexia? This is a new term for tanning addiction. Could your teen be addicted to tanning? Page 2.
Why Your Teen Should Never Go Tanning
Does your teen love to soak in the sun? Does she frequent a tanning salon? Find out everything you need to know about teen tanning and its dangers.
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.
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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