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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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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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Raising drug-free kids

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryID=f072613e-9083-4a7b-a34e-5d2850280544#.Wp7hN1w-dBy When it comes to helping kids steer clear of drugs, a parent’s positive influence, involvement and support can make a world of difference. Drugs are every parent’s concern. Be they illicit substances, like cocaine or methamphetamine, or abused prescription or over-the-counter medications, drugs pose a risk to children from all walks of life. […]

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What if I think my teen is a victim of dating violence?

Original source: http://www.raisingrespectapp.org/app/#article f you suspect abuse in your teen’s relationship, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Please know that you and your teen are not alone in navigating this situation. *IMPORTANT – If you suspect your teen is in an abusive relationship, do NOT respond to this article, or ask a question through this […]

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