Health Guides

Tips for Staying Healthy

Get enough sleep (9 hours a night is best) If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, avoid looking at screens (tv, phone, computer) at least two hours before … read more

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Cigarette Smoking

Most teens are aware that people who have smoked for a while can get lung cancer and emphysema and eventually die, but many don’t know about all of the bad … read more

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Iron

Iron is a mineral that helps build red blood cells, which is especially important for growing teens. Most importantly, iron helps your blood cells carry oxygen, which provides energy throughout … read more

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Anger Management

Maybe it started with your brother insulting you, or an opposing player in the big game gave you a nasty bruise, or maybe your parents wouldn’t let you go out … read more

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Celiac Disease

Celiac disease (also known as coeliac disease or celiac sprue) is the name of a condition in which the body’s own immune system overreacts to gluten, a protein found in … read more

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Dietary Supplements

What are dietary supplements? The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) definition of a dietary supplement is “a product intended for ingestion that contains a ‘dietary ingredient’ intended to add further … read more

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Coping with Loss

Loss is a part of life that becomes more common as you move out of childhood into your teenage years and adulthood. Losing someone or something important to you is … read more

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Hand holding a condom isolated on white backgroundMale Condoms

The external (male) condom is a sheath (covering) worn over the penis during sexual activity. It prevents pregnancy by acting as a barrier, preventing semen from entering the vagina so … read more

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