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Bodies & Brains

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?

Teen Suicides by Medication Overdoses Increase

Since January, NJ poison experts have consulted on more than 150 cases regarding teens who have tried to commit suicide or intentionally harm themselves by overdosing on medications

8 Tips for Approaching the "Weight Talk"

If your child is overweight, deciding to talk about this unhealthy lifestyle is only the first step.

When to Say Goodbye to Your Pediatrician

When is the right time for your child to say goodbye to their pediatrician? For many families, making this decision isn’t simple. Here’s help.

The Damaging Effects of Social Isolation

The effects of isolation on a teenager can be long lasting and create a problem that parents need to address.

Does Your Child Have the Midwinter Blues?

If your child’s behavior seems to change with the winter season, it is time to take notice.

Cancer Lounges Comfort Teens Who Are Ill

Thanks to the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation, teenagers with cancer and other serious illnesses can still enjoy things their healthy friends are experiencing.

Finding the Right Mental Health Provider for Your Teen

If your teen is having trouble in school or socially, a therapist can provide help.

Smoking Risks for Teens

The good news is that teens who don’t smoke cigarettes probably never will. The bad news is that smoking usually begins during adolescence.

Confronting your Child's Addiction

411 on Teen Teeth

Here's a look at ommon dental issues teens face.

Costume Contacts Can Have Scary Consequences

Accessorizing a Halloween costume with blood-drenched vampire eyes or circle lenses are all trendy options. But most people don’t know the sight-stealing consequences behind these contact lens choices.