Your doctor may have recommended that your child wear a back brace. Take your physician’s advice seriously; if left untreated, scoliosis can lead to permanent deformity, disc damage and neurological damage.
As many parents of adolescents know, battles can ensue at the suggestion that your teens bundle up. You tell them to put on a coat; they insist they are fine without one.
Severe acne has the potential to permanently scar your child’s skin. Teens who suffer from severe acne are at risk for psychological effects as well. Should parents intervene?
Knowing the facts about bullying is the first step toward preventing victimization of children and teens with epilepsy or other medical conditions, and keeping them safe.
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Adolescence is an emotional time of ups and downs. But marked changes in typical behavior can be a red flag that the problem is more serious. Your teen may be showing early signs of depression. Adolescents show many of the same common signs of depression in adults. They may experience persistent feelings of sadness or crying spells for seemingly no … Read More
A middle-schooler who sends friends sexually explicit texts is more likely to engage in other sexual behaviors as well, a recent study says. Psychologist Kate Eshleman, Psy.D explains, “The study found a relationship between sending sexually explicit messages or photos and other high-risk behaviors such as engaging in sexual behaviors, including genital touching up to intercourse.” … Read More
Teens may find hookah smoking glamorous and exotic, but it is every bit as addictive as cigarette smoking — and may be more so. The ancient pastime has seen a revival among high school and college students, says Lauren Indorf, CNP, a nurse practitioner in Cleveland Clinic’s Tobacco Treatment Center. Hookahs are water pipes resembling … Read More
Acne, a skin problem that typically affects teenagers, develops when pores become clogged by the oils and other substances on the skin. Jennifer Lucas, MD, a dermatologist at Cleveland Clinic, says your first line of defense is a good cleaning regimen. Here are some other tips to keep acne at bay: 1. Look for benzoyl … Read More
Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about how to create a sense of community and giving for your teenager during this holiday season? Ellen Rome, MD, Head, Adolescent Medicine Center at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at noon … Read More