Pimples are par for the course during teenage years, thanks to hormonal changes that increase the skin’s oil production during puberty. That oil mixes with dead skin cells on the body and clogs pores, trapping bacteria inside. Then, pop! There comes a pimple. While some teens escape with only mild blemishes that are relatively inconsequential, … Read More
In the era of gym selfies and social media filters, we are constantly flooded with messages about how we should look. Can that affect a young girl’s body image? Yes, according to research, and so can these other influences.
Taking care of yourself when you’re a busy mom is a challenge, and raising a teen is no exception. Get practical tips to take care of yourself and your teenage daughter or son.
Sexting — the sending of sexually explicit videos, images or messages via cell phone texts — has become more common among adolescents, a recent study shows.
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Weight gain and weight loss often top the list of questions that teens ask adolescent medicine specialist Ellen Rome, MD, MPH. Here, she shares some of the advice she gives them.
Is your child lobbying hard for a smartphone? If you’re thinking of giving the go-ahead, ask yourself 4 questions that will help you decide whether he or she is ready.
What should you do when shaving, waxing or plucking inflames the hair follicles? Adolescent medicine specialist Ellen Rome, MD, MPH, provides The Short Answer for teens.
When adolescent girls or boys develop a discharge or drip, what should they do? Here’s The Short Answer from adolescent medicine specialist Ellen Rome, MD, MPH.
Meditation is a good stress reliever, particularly for angry or anxious teens. Find out how a few minutes a day can improve your teen’s impulse control and mindfulness.
Materials depicting suicide can be a dangerous influence to a vulnerable teen who is hurting, but can also provide a teaching moment for parents.