Researchers at the University of Birmingham found that young people are “critical participants” of digital health technologies. Teens are able to judge which fitness and wellness apps are right for them, ...
While not everyone experiences anxiety, it’s likely that stress will affect everyone at some point in their lives. In the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual Stress in America report, which was ...
The early weeks of a school year can rattle even the most self-assured kid — the swirl of new classes, teachers and tribes, and the pressure to try out new extracurriculars, ...
High school students who get too little sleep are more likely than others to use drugs, drink alcohol or attempt suicide, U.S. researchers warn. And while teenagers need eight to 10 ...
Although parenthood is filled with many joys, it also has its stressful and difficult moments, too. For many parents, when their children go through puberty, it can be a particularly trying ...
IT’S A FAMILIAR TROPE: We’re feeling blue, so we reach for the ice cream. But research shows that the causality actually runs in the other direction: It’s the ice cream that ...
As a high school junior, Baker Mayfield was the starting quarterback for the Lake Travis Cavaliers football team in Austin, Texas. He led the team to a 25-2 record in two ...
Results of a large study suggest a dose-dependent relationship between getting less than 8 hours of sleep and increased risky behaviors among teens, including risk-taking while driving, use of alcohol and ...
New US research has found that parents who communicate often and openly with their teens about sex could be encouraging them to practice safer sex later in life. Carried out by ...
Adolescence is the time in a child’s life when their body changes physically into an adult. By this time, children will reach their full height potential. It is also the time ...
Cicela Hernandez felt the stab of every cruel word. Harsh comments about the way she dressed or the hair on her legs, which was longer than many of the boys’ in ...
Good exercise and eating habits are vital and are best established at a young age. By teaching your teen effective and enjoyable ways to exercise and stay well, you are setting ...
Dr. Nalin of Paradigm Malibu Treatment Center explains, on Two Way Radio, the connection between the time teens spend online, the activities they do online, and their self-esteem. He also gives ...
Teens are known to be moody. For parents and doctors, it can be tricky to tell the difference between normal adolescent emotions and depression. “I think it’s harder to detect depression ...
I’m 16, and I first got into healthy eating when I was 9, after being mysteriously sick every day for six months. I tried going gluten-free to see if it would ...
Today’s teens face more pressures than any generation before them. In addition to increasing academic demands, navigating physical changes and body image concerns, teenagers in the digital age are also expected ...
As a first grade teacher, Julie Miller is exposed to a horrifying number of germs on a daily basis. “I’ve been thrown up on; they sneeze and cough on me. And ...
The continual evolution of technology makes it easy for teenagers to access new information and communicate with friends and family. Even though having the world at their fingertips offers knowledge and ...
With school season back, parents will once again be confronted with a lot of questions. One concern that continuously comes up, year in, year out, is how to get kids to ...
There’s been a lot of talk about self-care in recent years — in particular, self-care for women and for parents. That’s important, because when parents practice self-care, they have a better ...
If being a teen is hard, then being a teen in 2018 might just seem impossible. In the midst of self-discovery, you have to deal with Instagram likes and so many ...
There’s no denying the countless benefits of a good exercise routine – lower cholesterol and blood pressure, decreased body fat, increased blood and oxygen flow, the list goes on. However, there ...
Scientists said drinking regularly as a teenage boy triples the risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer decades later. A new study findings published in the ‘Cancer Prevention Research journal,’ found that ...
Getting enough good sleep is essential for kids as they grow up.But unfortunately, teens are not known for their great sleep schedules. Dr. Stiehm has a few tips to get your ...
HEART DISEASE IS THE leading cause of death in the U.S. But for most with atherosclerosis – or hardening of the arteries, the most common cause of cardiovascular disease, which can ...
I spent a lot of time in therapy as a kid, for depression, among other things. On and off until I graduated high school, I’d “hang out” in the doctor’s office, ...
The start of the school year is quickly approaching, which means close quarters and lots of germs for kids. Here are some of the illnesses that will be spreading this year, ...
Teenage anxiety is a pretty common occurrence these days—and it’s not just the usual stress implicit in adolescence. Almost a third of teens have a full-fledged anxiety disorder, according to prevalence ...
For years, taking care of mental health has been important to Hickman High School juniors Erin Robinson and Alyssa Adolph. They have attended therapy since middle school. They have made connections ...
Many parents of teenagers struggle with how to instill better eating habits in their children and often assume it is simply too late to change their teen’s behavior before they leave ...