Health & Wellness

Food & Eating

Teenagers have a reputation for making bad choices when it comes to food. A lot of this comes down to not knowing and understanding the importance of healthy eating. It is important to learn about healthy eating as a teenager because the habits you pick up during this period can follow you into adulthood and [...]

Teens and Bites

Insect bites are a common problem for teens, but many teens do not stop to consider the possible effects of bites. Some bites are harmless and do not require any treatment, but there are life-threatening bites that need to be treated immediately. It is important to take proper precautions against insect bites when camping or [...]

Teens and Diarrhea

Diarrhea is an uncomfortable part of life that most teens experience at some point. Food poisoning, viruses, and other illnesses can cause diarrhea and other health issues. If you experience this problem, you may be embarrassed to tell your parents, but it is important to let them know so you can get the right treatment. [...]

Teens and Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory illness where the airways leading to the lungs tighten and narrow, making it difficult to breathe. The condition is usually chronic, but it can be managed through the use of special medications. Teens dealing with asthma often have a special set of issues as they try to balance living with this [...]

Teens and Skin Care

If you’re a teenager, one of your primary concerns is going to be your appearance. This is completely normal. Various hormonal changes that your body experiences as you go through puberty can affect your skin, especially because these changes can affect your body’s pH balance. By understanding some basic skin care tips, including learning how [...]

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Teens and Immunization

Immunization can help teens protect themselves from disease and illnesses found both locally and abroad. Ask your parents, doctor or school nurse if you require additional immunizations at this time. Teens typically require additional immunizations when: Traveling abroad in foreign countries Changing from middle to high schools or college Exposed to certain viruses or bacteria [...]

Teens and Healthy Teeth

Taking care of your teeth is just as important as taking care of the rest of your body. The teeth not only help you chew your food, they also have an effect on the shape of your face and your overall appearance. Broken teeth, yellow stains, chipped teeth and other dental defects may even affect [...]

Teens and Injuries

Many teens are involved in sports and physical activities. Unfortunately, some teens make poor decisions because they think they are invincible. Poor decisions do not lead to all injuries, but they do lead to an increased risk of injuries. The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University reports that 3.5 million children and teens are [...]

Teens and Medication

If you are taking any kind of medication, it might be annoying to have your parents constantly checking up on you, but this is only because they really want you to get better. If you are in charge of taking your medication on your own, it is important to appreciate what a huge responsibility this [...]

Teens and Healthy Bones

The human body is composed of trillions of cells, but it is basically supported by muscles and bones. The bones, in particular, are very important as they protect the organs inside the body. The strength and volume of the bones are determined by calcium levels, which peak during the first two decades of life. For [...]

Teens and Nutrition

Teens may find themselves eating junk food and hanging out with friends more often than they areĀ  focusing on making solid nutritional choices. Nutrition can greatly impact a teen’s physical development during this key time in their lives, and poor nutrition habits can cause skin problems, obesity and a host of other issues that may [...]

Teens and Cancer

Cancer affects people in many different ways, and teens face extreme emotional stress along with the physical effects of the disease. Many teens struggle to cope with powerful fears related to mortality when they or someone in their family is diagnosed with the disease. Even those whose families have not yet suffered from cancer will [...]

Teens and Body Odor Causes

At the onset of puberty, many teens notice a significant increase in body odor, which can lead to embarrassment and self-consciousness. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, puberty typically begins between the ages of eight and 14 in girls and between the ages of nine and 14 in boys. Hormonal Changes and Body [...]

Teens and Headaches

Puberty is a time of many physical and emotional changes. If you read any of the information for teens about the human body, you will learn about some of the most common signs of puberty. Headaches are just one symptom of puberty that you may experience. These headaches can develop as a result of physical [...]

Teens and Seizures

Seizures can affect people from all walks of life, and teens who suffer from seizures can have great difficulties adjusting to life with them. The uncertainty of knowing whether or not you’ll be fine from one moment to the next is compounded by the fact that many people do not understand what a seizure is [...]

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