Sexting — the sending of sexually explicit videos, images or messages via cell phone texts — has become more common among adolescents, a recent study shows.
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.
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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.
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.