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Teen health and development

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How can I help my teen stop cutting themselves?
The best way to stop cutting yourself is to focus on something else, says psychologist Dr. Jennifer ...

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How does social pressure affect the self image of teen girls?
Nobody’s perfect, but media aimed at teen girls often makes them think they should be. In this video...

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Why do teens cut themselves?
Teens cut themselves or otherwise harm their bodies for a variety of reasons. In this video, psychol...

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How Spray Sunscreen Can Be Dangerous for Kids
We all know the basics when packing for a day at the beach. Towels? Check. Bathing suits? Check. ...

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How Late-Night Smartphone Use Affects Teens' Health
The use of smartphones for communication is near ubiquitous in teenagers. It’s bad enough t...

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Lice, Pinkeye and 7 More Back-to-School Problems
These common bugs and body issues should be on every parent's radar.

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Busy Woman's Guide: Germs You Don't Need to Worry About
A few things my toddler put in her mouth this week: The dog’s soccer ball...

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What gut instincts should I never ignore?
There are definitely some gut instincts that you shouldn't ignore, like the trust instinct, sweaty p...

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Why So Many Children Are Left in Hot Cars—and How to Prevent It
Follow these six steps each time you drive to help avoid a tragic outcome.

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Childhood Bullying Has Lasting Health Consequences
Taunts, social snubs, and nasty social media posts can have long-term effects on kids’ mental and ph...