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By Barbara Poncelet

Updated Articles and Resources
  • How Much Exercise Should My Teen Get? Created: Sunday, March 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    What is the recommended amount of exercise for teens? Read this exercise tip for teens.
  • Why Is My Teen So Moody? Created: Thursday, October 15, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    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." itempr expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ite...
  • The Uncircumcised Penis and How to Care for It Created: Monday, January 05, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Despite their embarrassment, many boys and teens have questions about their uncircumcised penis. How do you clean it? What is phimosis? There are simple answers to these important questions."
  • Hey, I Have These Bumps Down There... Created: Sunday, February 22, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
    Is your son concerned with small bumps on his penis head? They might be pearly penile papules!" itemprop="description"> Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
    Many parents (and their teens) want to know if teen masturbation is okay. Read about the myths, the misconceptions and the truth about teens and masturbation." itemprop="d="$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop...
  • Contraception Created: Sunday, September 14, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
    Contraception. Teen Health.
  • What is a normal penis size for a teen? Created: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014
    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.
  • Toxic Tampons Created: Sunday, September 13, 2009 Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014
    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.
  • A First Aid Kit for College Created: Thursday, July 23, 2009 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    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.
  • Should My Teen Take an Antidepressant? Created: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Teen depression is a common problem, but how should it be treated? Should your teen take an antidepressant?
  • Teen Depression - How Did You Find Out About Teen Depression Created: Sunday, May 31, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, May 01, 2012
    Has your teen been diagnosed with depression? Sometimes the signs are clear, and sometimes they aren't. Let other parents know how you discovered your teen was depressed.
  • Teen Texting Dangers - Rules to Prevent Teen Texting Dangers Created: Sunday, September 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2011
    Have you had problems with your teen and texting? Learn how to manage teen texting dangers from other parents, or share your own advice.
  • Teen Headaches - What Works for Teen Headaches Created: Monday, July 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2011
    Headaches are a common problem for teens. What worked for your teen's headaches?
  • Teen Hygiene - Help for Teen Hygiene Problems Created: Monday, July 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2011
    Does your teen have problems with hygiene? Share your tips and tricks that helped to improve your teen's hygiene.
  • Teen Snoring - What Works for Teen Snoring Created: Monday, July 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2011
    Does your teen have a problem with snoring? Find out what has worked for other parents who have teen snoring issues.
  • Teen Vegetarian - Helping Your Teen Vegetarian Created: Sunday, May 31, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2011
    Is your teen a vegetarian or vegan? Although this can be a big change in lifestyle, it can be a very healthy one.
  • Teen Domestic Violence - Helping Your Teen Who Is Experiencing Teen Domestic Violence Created: Sunday, May 31, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2011
    Has your son or daughter been the victim of domestic violence? It's more common than you think. Read what other parents have done to help their son or daughter who is experiencing dating violence..
  • Teen Peer Pressure - How Do You Help Your Teen Resist Peer Pressure Created: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2011
    Teens want to fit in, and will sometimes do things that are destructive in order to do so. How do you help your teen resist negative peer pressure?
  • Having the Talk with Your Teen - How Do You Have the Talk with Your Teen Created: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2011
    Talking with your teen about sex can be frightening! Find out from Teen Health readers about how they talk about sex with their teens.
  • Teen Body Image - How to Help Your Teen Have a Good Body Image Created: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2011
    Teen Health readers answer the question, How do you help your teen have a good body image?
  • Salvia divinorum - What is Salvia Created: Sunday, September 14, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    Salvia divinorum is a herb that is rising in popularity. Eaten or smoked, salvia is a potent drug that can cause hallucinations or other delusions. Since salvia can be obtained legally in the Uni..
  • Emergency Contraception Pill ? What Is the Emergency Contraception Pill Created: Sunday, June 28, 2009 Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2010
    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.
  • Teen Texting Dangers ? Are There Teen Texting Dangers Created: Sunday, September 13, 2009 Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2010
    Are there teen texting dangers? Read more about the dangers of texting and find out why parents of teens should be worried.
  • Lyme Disease Pictures - Gallery of Lyme Disease Pictures Created: Monday, June 22, 2009 Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2010
    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.
  • Hurry Down Sunshine - Review of the Book Hurry Down Sunshine Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2010
    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.
  • Migraines and Headaches in Teens - All About Migraines and Headaches in Teens Created: Monday, February 23, 2009 Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2010
    Did your teen just have his first headache? Or does your teen get headaches every day? Learn about migraines and headaches in teens.
  • Teen Snoring ? School Performance and Teen Snoring Created: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2010
    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.
  • Allergies at School - Medication for Severe Allergies at School Created: Sunday, July 19, 2009 Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2010
    Does your child need medication for severe allergies at school? If your teen needs an epipen or other injectible epinephrine for severe allergies, this is what you need to know.
  • Medications at School - What Parents Must Know About Medications at School Created: Sunday, July 19, 2009 Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2010
    Does your child take medications at school? It doesn't matter if they are prescription, over-the-counter, or self-administered - there are things you should know about medications at school
  • Cheerleading Safety Tips ? What Are Some Cheerleading Safety Tips Created: Thursday, August 13, 2009 Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2010
    Is your teen a cheerleader? Here are some cheerleading safety tips.
  • Gym Class Safety ? Your Teen and Gym Class Safety Created: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2010
    Injuries during gym class have gone up 150% in a decade. Do you know how to promote gym class safety?
  • Back to School Health Tips - Eight Back to School Health Tips for Teens and Parents Created: Monday, July 20, 2009 Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2010
    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.

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