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Diet & Nutrition

Eating Disorders in Children

Parents of school-agers and adolescents should be aware of the “red-flags” that may indicate an eating disorder in the child. The incidence of eating disorders appears to be increasing...
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Teens & Adolescents

Bullies, Victims and Weapons

The Question: Are bullies, their victims, or children who are both bullies and victims more likely to carry weapons than their non-involved peers? The Study: A review of studies...
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Self Esteem

Teenage Temper Tantrums

Kicking, screaming, flailing legs and arms-these are all part of a typical toddler temper tantrum. It is not unusual for these actions to be witnessed by parents of children...
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General

Benefits of Sleep Education

The Question: Does sleep education affect the sleep habits of high school students? The Study: In this study from Hong Kong, 1,545 high school students received intensive education on...
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Concussions

Soccer Concussions

The Question: How frequent do female middle school soccer players suffer a concussion? The Study: Data on concussions and concussion symptoms were gathered weekly on more than 350 female...
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Self Esteem

Cosmetic Surgery & Teens

In 2012 there were more than 236,000 cosmetic procedures performed on patients between the ages of 13 and 19, including more than 75,000 surgical procedures. Part of the reason...
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Parenting

Emergence of Synthetic Drugs

Novel classes of synthetic drugs, including synthetic cathinones or “bath salts,” have recently emerged as popular drugs of abuse. Recreational users have turned to synthetic drugs for a number...
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Allergies

Acne Medicine Alert

Recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about potentially serious allergic reactions to a number of over-the-counter acne medications. The symptoms of a severe hypersensitivity reaction...
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Teens & Adolescents

Teen Marijuana Use

The Question: Does the legalization of marijuana use result in an increase in adolescent use of the drug? The Study: Data from the Youth Risk Behavioral Survey between 1991...
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