A program that combines advice from a primary care physician with computer assessment, mailings and phone calls may help teens improve some aspects of their diets and physical activity levels.
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By involving kids in making video presentations of the kind of real life situations they face, the social consequences of drug taking are addressed in a way that makes sense to other kids.
The findings have implications for the way teens of different racial and ethnic backgrounds are provided smoking cessation treatments.
By the time they reach early adulthood, a large proportion of American youth have begun the poor practices contributing to three leading causes of preventable death.
The study compared concussion rates and recovery times of high school athletes wearing newer helmet technology to those wearing helmets with traditional designs.
Teenagers are more likely to think about wanting to be thin, and to be frequent dieters, if they accurately perceive that being thin is important to their mothers.
The program promotes abstinence until marriage and stresses that early sexual activity and teen pregnancy can interfere with a student's life goals.
Even though initial menstrual periods for young female teens are often irregular, parents need to be watchful if their daughters begin showing signs of a hormonal imbalance that can indicate the presence of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
College eating habits and lifestyles can add pounds to students.
Teens' Driving Riskier with Male Teen Passenger, Teen Boy's Driving Safer with Female Teen Passenger
Teen boy's driving safer with female teen passenger.
In three states that have age regulations on indoor tanning access, 62 percent of surveyed facilities reported they would not allow a 12 year old to tan.
Teens, particularly overweight teens, who are exposed to tobacco smoke are at increased risk of the metabolic syndrome.
New study of deaths of delinquent youth finds minorities most at risk and girls increasingly endangered.
When it comes to muscles, at least on their own bodies, a lot of teenage girls don't have an opinion either way: they are more interested in their dress size than in their bicep size.
Obesity and insulin resistance are a menacing tag team that fuels cardiovascular risk factors in teens.
The vast majority of those diagnosed with these psychological disorders are teenage girls and young women.
A coordinated school health program combined with supportive community policies and programs are essential tools for addressing many of the health issues that affect teenagers today.
Sexual activity declined significantly for younger teenage girls and for teenage boys between 1995 and 2002, and teen contraceptive use improved in significant ways.
Systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels for children and teenagers have risen substantially since 1988.
If you are like most teens and tweens in this country, you are among the first to demonstrate just how much fun winter wonderland can be.
ATHENA Reduces Substance Abuse, Encourages Healthy Behaviors. New research that focuses on a health promotion program, shows the program decreased the abuse of stimulant medications and other substances believed to enhance body image or performance among female high school athletes, while encouraging healthy behaviors