Karen Pallarito

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Marijuana Use and Unprotected Sex Rising Among Teens

Keeping an open dialogue with your teens can help prevent risky behaviors.

Establishing Proper Nutrition Helps Avoid Adult Obesity

Aside from nixing soda and junk food, the age-old rule still applies: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Stress-Management is a Necessary Skill for High-School Students

Among sports practices, college prep and studying for finals, there are more than a few ways students can get overwhelmed. Managing these stress factors is key in avoiding depression, anxiety and other conditions.

Teens Getting Significantly Less Sleep than the Recommended Nine Hours

Establishing a healthy pattern of restful sleep may be key to avoiding depression and obesity. The first step? Shutting off the electronics at night.

Concussions at a Young Age Increase Risk of Recurrence and Further Complications

And no, helmets don’t help. While not the most common sports-related injury, concussions pose a serious threat to a victim’s mental and physical capabilities.

Top Threats to Adolescent and Teen Physical and Psychological Health

This time, it’s not just about the hand sanitizers and vaccines. Patterns of behavior and common injuries can have lasting effects on a young person’s life, well past their teenage years.

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