Health

The Teen Suicide Rate Is Rising. Here’s How to Help Keep Your Kid Safe.

As someone who struggled with suicidal ideation as a teen, I remember how it felt like a dirty little secret—and how little support I had. I can’t imagine how different my experience would have been if I’d had a safe and nonjudgmental environment where I could discuss it out in the open, especially with adults. […]

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Social-media use ‘disrupting teen sleep and exercise’

Using social media isn’t directly harming teenagers – but it can reduce the time they spend on healthy activities, such as sleeping and exercising, a study suggests. Parents should ban phones from bedrooms after 22:00 and encourage more physical activity, the UK researchers said. Girls were particularly vulnerable to cyber-bullying on social media, which could […]

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Mom Applauds Her Teen Daughter for Recognizing the Warning Signs of a Toxic Friendship

Mom Applauds Her Teen Daughter for Recognizing the Warning Signs of a Toxic Friendship – Health Top Navigation Close Explore Health Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image Mom Applauds Her Teen Daughter for Recognizing the Warning Signs of a Toxic Friendship this link is to an external site that may or […]

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Sarah Hyland Points To Her ‘KUPA’ as Reason for Not Wearing Spanx to the Teen Choice Awards

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Grateful Teen Gets Her Mom A Vaccination Thank-You Cake

One teen proved that showing gratitude is as easy as cake. Alyssa Jackson, a 17-year-old from Pittsburgh, thought of a cute way to show her mom how glad she and her siblings are that they’re immune to infectious diseases — with an ice cream cake that reads: “Thx 4 Vaccinating Us, Mom.” Alyssa Jackson Alyssa […]

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Teen Who Got Vaccinated Against Mom's Wishes Testifies Before Congress

Ethan Lindenberger made headlines last month for choosing to get vaccinated against his mother’s wishes. On Tuesday, the 18-year-old testified before the Senate health committee about his experience growing up in an anti-vaccine household and the dangers of misinformation. “I grew up understanding my mother’s beliefs that vaccines are dangerous, and she would speak openly about […]