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Back to School often means back to acne

Being a teenager can be tough. Teens must manage high school and the pressures of adolescence while at the same time battling stubborn acne. During summer vacation, teenage acne often lessens because of greater sun exposure and decreased stress, but with school back in session, it’s necessary to remind teens of good skin-care practices and […]

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Tampon safety 101

There are firsts for everything, including using tampons. And if you’re about to try them for the first time—or even if you’ve used them for years—it’s important to be tampon savvy. In particular, that means knowing how to use them safely. But first some background: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers tampons a medical device […]

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How teens deal with stress may affect their blood pressure, immune system

Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions up or put a positive spin on things may affect certain processes in the body, including blood pressure and how immune cells respond to bacterial invaders, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers explored whether the strategies […]

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Keep your teen safe from prescription drugs

Almost 1 of every 4 teens reports abusing a prescription medicine at least once in their lifetime. Many teens mistakenly believe that prescription drugs are safer than illegal street drugs because they’re medicines and come from trusted sources, such as a doctor or dentist. But using these drugs without a proper prescription can be just […]

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Regular bedtimes and sufficient sleep for children may lead to healthier teens

Having a regular, age-appropriate bedtime and getting sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for healthy body weight in adolescence, according to researchers at Penn State. The researchers identified groups of children by bedtime and sleep routines and tested longitudinal associations for each group with adolescent body mass index (BMI). Results are published Dec. 4 […]

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How teens deal with stress may affect their blood pressure, immune system

Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions up or put a positive spin on things may affect certain processes in the body, including blood pressure and how immune cells respond to bacterial invaders, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers explored whether the strategies […]

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