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Focus on Just One Sport Risks Burnout for Teens

Focus on Just One Sport Risks Burnout for Teens

Published 06/28/2018

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Student athletes who specialize in one sport year-round could lose out in academics and other fields, a new study finds.

"Today's students have so many responsibilities and when you add specializing in a sport -- with participation in school and club te...

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Health Tip: Things to Consider Before Allergy Shots

Health Tip: Things to Consider Before Allergy Shots

Published 06/26/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Allergy shots help ease symptoms for people who have chronic allergies.

The shots contain small amounts of allergens to which the recipient reacts. After repeated exposure to the allergens, the immune system is better able to fight the things that make the person sneeze, wheez...

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Pot Replacing Tobacco, Booze as Teens' Drug of Choice

Pot Replacing Tobacco, Booze as Teens' Drug of Choice

Published 05/31/2018

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pot is increasingly replacing cigarettes and alcohol as the first drug of choice among young Americans, researchers have found.

Boys, black Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and multi-racial Americans were the most likely to turn to marijuana before...

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Teens, Parents Aren't on Same Page When Talk Turns to Sex

Teens, Parents Aren't on Same Page When Talk Turns to Sex

Published 05/07/2018

SUNDAY, May 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to having "the talk," many teens admit they're not communicating with their parents or their doctors about sex, new research reveals.

"Teens and young adults account for more STIs [sexually transmitted infections] than all other ages combined...

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Health Tip: When Your Child Graduates High School

Health Tip: When Your Child Graduates High School

Published 05/03/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Graduating from high school is a milestone that includes some emotional stress for you and your child.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how you can support your child as he or she graduates:

Make sure your teen has medical coverage after high school, and that the te...

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Telltale Clues That Your Child Is Depressed

Telltale Clues That Your Child Is Depressed

Published 04/14/2018

SATURDAY, April 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Know what to look for if you suspect your child or teen may be depressed.

"In children and adolescents who are depressed, you may notice more irritability and loss of interest rather than just sadness or a depressed mood," said Kimberly Burkhart, a ped...

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