Materials depicting suicide can be a dangerous influence to a vulnerable teen who is hurting, but can also provide a teaching moment for parents.
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.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Pediatric nurse practitioner Cheryl Cairns answers this one.
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Suicide is the No. 2 cause of death among U.S. adolescents. A new study aims to sharpen prevention efforts. Discover the size of the problem and how science is taking it on.
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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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Parents of children with autism face special challenges as their child transitions to young adulthood. Here’s what you need to know.