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Bodies & Brains

Reasons to Consider an Orthodontist

Why—and who to trust— to correct your teen's teeth

In the Know: Tweeting with Your Teens, Cyberbullying, and More

Understand the influence of smoking ads, practice healthy heart habits, and avoid talking weight loss with your kids.

Concussions in Focus

Youth head injuries are on the rise, even in non-contact sports. What are the consequences?

The 411 on Depression

Many students who have depression aren’t getting the help they need.

Facing the World

There's more to good skin care than just soap and water.

Weighty Issues

Parents can reset the table to encourage more healthful eating habits.

When the Tooth Hurts

Accidents inevitably happen. Here's what you can do to aid in dental emergencies.

New Rules Aim to Get Rid of Junk Foods in Schools

Most candy, high-calorie drinks and greasy meals could soon be on a food blacklist in the nation's schools.

Help Reduce Teen Stress Before it Grows

What causes teen stress? What are the warning signs that your teen is under too much strain? How can you help?

Mom, Am I Fat?

With the ever-growing proportion of children who are overweight or obese, parents need to develop smart strategies on how to address the issue of weight.

Helping Children Cope With the Death of a Pet

Dealing with the loss of a pet can be very difficult for a child or young adult. As a parent, how do we help ease their grief?

Counting Concussions

Which high school sports result in the highest rate of concussions?

High-Risk Alert: Sun Protection Tips for Teens

It’s never too early to start protecting yourself against sun damage, and if you are a teenage girl this message is especially important.

An Update on Teen Vaccines

We should protect our teens from diseases that can infect otherwise healthy individuals, diseases that spread easily among close-knit groups, and diseases that can be sexually transmitted.

Decoding Teenspeak

How are you at talking teenage?