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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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Keep kids e-cigarette free

Know the risks of e-cigarettes for kids. Have you seen your kid’s USB flash drive lately? It could actually be an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) containing nicotine. E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. middle and high school students, and USB-shaped e-cigarettes are increasing in popularity. As parents prepare to send their kids […]

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Preparing preteens for good hygiene practices

Original Source: https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2018/08/the-medical-minute-preparing-preteens-for-good-hygiene-practices/ Parents teach young children to bathe regularly, brush their teeth twice a day and keep their hair neat and clean. But when those children enter puberty and their bodies begin to change, hygiene needs also change. “When preteens have good hygiene habits, they can be better prepared for all of the upcoming […]

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