Childrens Health and Parenting - Teen

The Flu: What to Watch Out for

On average 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. populations gets the flu and more than 200, 000 people are hospitalized from flu-related complications. How to avoid and treat the flu.

When Young Adults Get Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, once considered a disease of the old, is turning up more often than ever before in younger people, but there is some good news.

Sleep Deprivation and Teen Depression

If your teenager seems depressed, the problem could be in the bedroom.

Help Your Teen Sleep Right

8 tips to help your teens get their Z's.

Trusted Asthma Tips

We asked parents of children with asthma to give us their best asthma-care tips. From freezing your pillows to sharing a written action plan with your school, moms responded with creative, take-charge solutions.

Oversee Your Child's Contact Lens Safety

Contact lenses may seem harmless, but many children today end up in the emergency room because they don't perform important maintenance steps.

When School Causes Tension or Migraine Headaches

Headaches are quite common among school-age children and adolescents and school-related stress can set them off.

Sex Education vs. Abstinence-Only Education

Here, how each form of education performs when trying to fight teen pregnancy and STDs.

5 Ways Music Benefits Kids

When your child sings along with her favorite song, she s probably enjoying herself a great deal as she exercises her vocal chords. But did you know that engaging in music can also help make her smarter, calmer, and happier, too?

The Growing Problem of Type 2 Diabetes and Kids

You may think of diabetes as a disease that mainly affects adults. But did you know that a growing number of children are also being diagnosed with this condition?

Screening Young Athletes for Heart Problems

You've probably heard the tragic story: a young and seemingly healthy student athlete suddenly drops dead on the playing field. Every year, close to 100 young lives are lost in this way, and cardiac arrest is usually to blame.

The Expert's Take: Adult vs. Child Hoarding

Popularized by cable TV, hoarding has become a well-known occurrence. Here, forensic psychologist Debra Warner examines this phenomenon in part 2 of her weekly series.

Depression and Self-Mutilation

Several new therapeutic methods exist that are designed to help teens learn healthier ways to cope with emotional stress.

Could Your Teen Be at Risk for Gang Activity?

Current surveys indicate that approximately seven percent of teens throughout the United States admit to being gang members. Further, approximately 20 percent of teens personally know someone who has been killed or injured by gang members.

Teens and High Cholesterol: A Rising Problem

Do you believe that high cholesterol is a condition that only affects adults? If so, you might be surprised to know that the problem can actually start quite young.

The Link Between Weight and MS

Did you know that your teenager s weight today could affect her risk of getting multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life?

10 Common Causes of Death for Children

While some of these untimely losses are caused by serious conditions such as cancer, birth defects and other illnesses, other deaths are accidental in nature and in many cases could have been prevented with some extra effort.

Top Health Reasons Why Young People Die

The three leading causes of death in young people are accidents, homicides, and suicide. Find out about the underlying health causes and how these deaths can be prevented.

Teens and Sex: What You Say Can Make a Difference

The thought of talking to your teenager about sex might make you both uncomfortable, but this talk could very well prevent your child from taking dangerous risks.

Frequent Moves in Childhood Tied to Teen Suicide Risk

The risk of suicide increases directly with the number of times a child or adolescent moves, says a recent study.

Conduct Disorder and Your Child

Almost five percent of all American children are diagnosed with this disruptive disorder.

Childhood Depression: Is Your Tween at Risk?

Recognizing the signs of childhood depression is critical to treatment.

What to Expect During a Tween Checkup

When your child was a newborn, it was easy to track her growth and milestones through frequent pediatrician checkups. But now that she's a tween, the visit format has changed a little.

Will Tanning Beds Be Banned for Teens?

Tanning addiction can cause serious health issues. Will teens be banned in order to protect them? Find out here.

Bullying Affects Children s Mental Health

Study shows that bullying is a predictor of psychotic symptoms in adolescence and of long-term mental health problems.

Could Your Child Have Attention Deficit Disorder?

Does your child have difficulty sitting for long periods of time and paying attention at school and in other settings?

How to Keep Children with Diabetes Safe at School

Childhood diabetes or juvenile diabetes is a chronic illness that requires special care around the clock. Use these tips to keep your child with diabetes safe at school.

Can Growth Hormones Help Kids with Crohn s?

See what the studies are showing.

Michael Phelps: Overcoming & Excelling with ADHD

An Olympic medalist's story gives hope to parents and children impacted by ADHD.

Are You a Sugar Addict?

Sweet tooth or addiction? Find out for yourself.