Adolescent Health Sourcebook, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0780811909
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811904
  • DDC: 616.890083
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 642 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Adolescent Health Sourcebook, Third Edition, offers parents and teens basic information about growth and development during adolescence and related safety issues. It discusses the importance of routine medical care, adequate nutrition, physical activity, and sleep. It offers facts about reproductive development and the health consequences of sexual decisions. It also describes many of the most common health problems that affect adolescents, including acne, allergies, asthma, diabetes, and infections. Emotional, social, and mental health concerns - including depression, anxiety disorders, self-injury, suicide, and addictions - are also discussed. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and a directory of resources for additional help and information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: An Overview of Adolescent Health.
2: Statistics on Adolescent Health in the United States.
3: Key Indicators of Adolescent Well-Being.
4: Physical and Emotional Changes in Teens.
5: Understanding Adolescent Brain Development.
6: Adolescent Risk-Taking.
7: For Parents: Talking to Teens About Health Issues.
8: Communicating with Your Teen.
9: Talking About Substance Abuse.
10: Talking About Sex.
11: For Teens: Talking to Your Parents or Other Adults.
12: Staying Healthy During Adolescence.
13: Medical Care and Your Teen.
14: What to Expect at the Doctor’s Office.
15: Vaccines Teens Need.
16: Nutrition Recommendations for Teens.
17: Talking with Your Teen About Healthy Food Choices.
18: Calcium, Vitamin D, and Teens.
19: Facts About Calcium.
20: Low Vitamin D Levels Associated with Several Risk Factors in Teenagers.
21: Teens and Caffeine Use.
22: Energy Drinks: Power Boosts or Empty Boasts?.
23: Caffeine and Teens’ Sleep.
24: Physical Activity and Teens.
25: Tips to Help Teens Increase Physical Activity.
26: Strength Training in Adolescents.
27: Sport Specialization: Advantages and Disadvantages.
28: Weight Management in Teens.
29: Understanding Your Teen’s Body Mass Index Measurement.
30: Helping Your Overweight Child.
31: Body Image in Youth.
32: For Teens: Developing Body Image and Self-Esteem.
33: Why Do Teens Get Plastic Surgery?.
34: Sleep and Adolescents.
35: Is Your Teen Sleep Deprived?.
36: Sleep-Smart Tips for Parents and Teens.
37: Puberty, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health.
38: Overview of Reproductive and Sexual Health Trends in Teens.
39: Puberty and Male Sexual Development.
40: Male Reproductive Concerns.
41: How to Do a Testicular Self-Exam.
42: Disorders of the Testes.
43: Gynecomastia (Male Breast Development).
44: Puberty and Female Sexual Development.
45: Menstruation and the Menstrual Cycle.
46: Female Reproductive Health Concerns.
47: Breast and Pelvic Exams.
48: Premenstrual Syndrome.
49: Menstrual Irregularities.
50: Vaginal Discharge Concerns.
51: Vaginal Yeast Infections.
52: Precocious and Delayed Puberty.
53: Precocious Puberty.
54: Delayed Puberty.
55: Teaching Teens About Sexual Activity.
56: Making Healthy Sexual Decisions.
57: Facts on Sex Education in the United States.
58: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Their Prevention.
59: Frequently Asked Questions About STDs.
60: STD Testing.
61: Vaccine to Prevent Human Papillomavirus.
62: Practicing Safer Sex: What it Means.
63: Talking to Your Partner About Condoms.
64: Understanding Abstinence.
65: Birth Control Methods (Contraception).
66: Teen Pregnancy.
67: Statistics on Teen Pregnancy in the United States.
68: Options for Pregnant Teens.
69: Prenatal Care for Pregnant Teens.
70: Understanding Sexual Orientation.
71: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth.
72: Common Health Concerns of Teens and Their Parents.
73: Dealing with a Health Problem.
74: Acne.
75: Allergies in Adolescents.
76: Asthma and Teens.
77: Cancer in Childhood and Adolescence.
78: Diabetes in Children and Teens.
79: Growing Pains and Growth Disorders.
80: Growing Pains.
81: Growth Disorders.
82: Juvenile Arthritis.
83: Infections Often Spread in Schools.
84: Preventing Influenza in Schools.
85: Meningococcal Infection on Campus.
86: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in Schools.
87: Mononucleosis.
88: Staphylococcal Infections in Teens.
89: Malocclusion, Braces, and Orthodontics.
90: Scoliosis.
91: Scoliosis: A Guide for Teens.
92: Setting Young Spines Straight.
93: Emotional, Social, and Mental Health Concerns in Adolescents.
94: Adolescent Stress.
95: School Pressures.
96: Test Anxiety.
97: Cheating.
98: Helping Your Child Feel Connected to School.
99: Adolescent Social Development and Concerns.
100: Developing Friendships: Tips to Help Your Child.
101: Cliques.
102: Peer Pressure.
103: Facts About Mental Health Disorders in Youth.
104: Treating Mental Health Disorders in Teens.
105: Depression.
106: Depression in Teens.
107: Antidepressants and Teens.
108: Other Common Mental Health Disorders Affecting Adolescents.
109: Anxiety Disorders.
110: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
111: Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens.
112: Borderline Personality Disorder.
113: Conduct Disorder.
114: Eating Disorders.
115: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
116: Schizophrenia in Teens.
117: Tics and Tourette Syndrome in Youth.
118: Cutting and Self-Injury.
119: Teen Suicide.
120: Facts About Teen Suicide.
121: Risk Factors and Warning Signs.
122: Substance Abuse and Adolescents.
123: Addiction and the Adolescent Brain.
124: Treating Teens for Substance Abuse.
125: Smoking and Nicotine Use in Adolescents.
126: Nicotine Addiction.
127: Smokeless Tobacco.
128: Hookah (Water Pipe) Smoking.
129: Smoking and How to Quit.
130: Alcohol Use in Adolescents.
131: Why Do Adolescents Drink, What Are the Risks, and How Can Underage Drinking Be Prevented?.
132: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol.
133: Marijuana.
134: Prescription Medicine Abuse.
135: Inhalants.
136: Adolescent Safety Concerns.
137: Driving Safety for Teens.
138: Facts About Teen Drivers.
139: Technology and Driving Safety and Risk.
140: Tips for Teen Drivers.
141: Media, Gaming, and Internet Safety.
142: How Teens Interact Online.
143: Statistics About Online Sexual Solicitation.
144: Computer and Video Game Addiction.
145: Protecting Teens’ Privacy Online.
146: Social Networking Sites: Safety Tips for Teens.
147: Protecting Your Child from Electronic Aggression.
148: Skin Safety Concerns.
149: Body Piercing: A Guide for Teens.
150: Cosmetics: Frequently Asked Questions.
151: Safe Hair Removal.
152: The Risks of Tanning.
153: Tattoos and Teens.
154: Tinea Infections: Athlete’s Foot, Jock Itch, and Ringworm.
155: Work Safety for Teens.
156: Other Teen Safety Concerns.
157: Adolescent Sports Injuries.
158: Noise and Hearing Damage.
159: Repetitive Stress Injuries in Teens.
160: Violence against Adolescents.
161: Youth Violence: A Public Health Problem.
162: Statistics on Youth Violence.
163: Youth Violence Risk and Protective Factors.
164: Warning Signs of Youth Violence.
165: Bullying and Hazing.
166: Facts and Statistics on Bullying.
167: Effects of Bullying and What Teens Can Do to Stop It.
168: What Is Hazing?.
169: Choking Games.
170: Dating Violence and Abusive Relationships.
171: Sexual Assault.
172: Youth Gangs and Violence.
173: Coping with Violence and Trauma.
174: Additional Help and Information.
175: Glossary of Terms About Adolescent Health.
176: Directory of Adolescent Health Organizations for Parents and Teens.