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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.
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.
88: Staphylococcal Infections in Teens.
89: Malocclusion, Braces, and Orthodontics.
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.
98: Helping Your Child Feel Connected to School.
99: Adolescent Social Development and Concerns.
100: Developing Friendships: Tips to Help Your Child.
102: Peer Pressure.
103: Facts About Mental Health Disorders in Youth.
104: Treating Mental Health Disorders in Teens.
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.
134: Prescription Medicine Abuse.
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.