Freshman year at college is a notoriously easy time to gain weight. The syndrome is so common there’s even a name for it: the “Freshman 15” (extra pounds, that is).
If you are pregnant, you will hear plenty of old wives’ tales, from ways to determine a baby’s sex to tricks for inducing labor. But be especially wary of myths and misinformation about weight gain and pregnancy.
Most teens are smart enough to avoid anabolic steroids — synthetic hormones that add muscle and prevent muscle breakdown. But some student athletes may be tempted to use them – in pill form or injectable form using a needle – to gain strength and bulk up, without understanding the dangers. How common is steroid use … Read More