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Adolescent Health Visit

This fall thousands of adolescents and young adults are starting middle school, high school and college.  Before they start school, they should visit their Pediatrician or Family Practice provider.  Adolescents go through physical and emotional changes that can be distressing to them and their parents.  Many times adolescents are afraid or embarrassed to ask their […]

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The Anti-Aging Message and our Kids

Cosmetics industry analysts report that expenditures for anti-aging products have created a 15 billion dollar market for creams, injections, and compounds that promise to slow or reverse aging.  We might think that the focus of this industry push are the baby boomers who are approaching later adulthood, but this is not what analysts tell us.  […]

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We say yes, teens say no.

Even Shakespeare wrote about it – the contrary nature of teens.  Romeo and Juliet were given strict orders to stay away from each other but neither did.  And the young couples in Midsummer Night’s Dream running off into the forest?  That might have earned those teens a trip to the Nunnery, which was a sort […]

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Simple Steps to Protect Kids Against Media Influence

Children and adolescents spend, on average, more than seven hours a day with media, including television, the Internet, social media, texting, movies, music and video games. Research has shown that children and teenagers are inundated with examples of risky behavior in the media, which can lead to the increased likelihood of early sexual activity, alcohol, […]

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Adolescent Boys Who Practice Mindfulness Meditation Show Improved Mood and Contentment

Mindfulness refers to being completely in touch with and aware of the present moment, as well as taking a non-evaluative and non-judgmental approach to your inner experience. For example, a mindful approach to one’s inner experience is simply viewing “thoughts as thoughts” as opposed to evaluating certain thoughts as positive or negative. A new study […]

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One in Five Adolescents Have Psychiatric Disorder

Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health have reported on the prevalence data on a broad range of mental disorders in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adolescents, which show that approximately one in five children in the U.S. meet the criteria for a mental disorder severe enough to disrupt their daily lives. (more…)

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