Category Archives: Adolescent health

 

The HPV Vaccine

What is HPV? HPV is short for Human Papilloma Virus. This virus is very common, and is usually asymptomatic, which means people are not aware that they have it. It is acquired through sexual contact. A majority of sexually active … Continue reading

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Mumps Update

What is mumps? Mumps is an illness caused by the mumps virus. Symptoms can vary from no symptoms at all, to mild respiratory infection, to acute parotitis (swelling of the salivary glands in the cheeks). Early symptoms of mumps include … Continue reading

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Should kids have personal trainers?

For several years now there has been a lot of concern about the growing problem of childhood obesity and a focus on fitness. There are many options available to provide structured physical activity for kids, and it seems that hiring … Continue reading

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Passing on the Meat?

There are many reasons that people adopt vegetarian diets. Sometimes kids or teens decide on their own to make a change to a vegetarian diet. You can rest assured that vegetarian diets can be safe and healthy. Vegetarians tend to … Continue reading

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Sleep Matters

Sleep is a very important part of good health. Sleep allows for the body to get a much needed rest and be ready for the next day. It is also a vital part of keeping the brain functioning as it … Continue reading

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All About Lice: Diagnosis, Treatment Options & Cleaning Protocol

Lice are very common in school-age kids and can affect anyone regardless of healthy hygiene habits and frequent hair washing. Lice are parasites that attach to hair and feed on very tiny amounts of blood through the scalp. Though they … Continue reading

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Dangers of the “Cinnamon Challenge”

Teenagers will always find unusual and creative stunts to challenge each other with – but have you heard of this one? The Cinnamon Challenge is a dare to ingest a spoonful of powdered cinnamon in 60 seconds without drinking water. … Continue reading

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