Health Guides

Emergency Contraception

What is emergency contraception? Emergency contraception (EC) is a backup method of birth control for preventing pregnancy after unprotected PIV (penis-in-vagina) sex. Even though it’s commonly called the “morning-after pill,” … read more

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Energy Drinks

Many drinks at convenience stores and supermarkets claim to give you energy. Common brands of these drinks, known as energy drinks and energy supplements, include Red Bull®, Full Throttle®, Monster®, … read more

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Fast Food Facts

Fast food refers to food that can be prepared and served quickly. It can come from many places: sit-down restaurants, counter service, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery. Fast food is popular … read more

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Fiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and nuts. Since fiber gets digested in a different way than other carbohydrates, it helps you … read more

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gonorrheaGonorrhea

Have you heard of “the clap,” or “a dose,” or “a drip”? These are all names for gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection, or STI, caused by bacteria. … read more

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Sleep

Between homework, sports, other activities, and having a social life, many teens don’t get enough sleep. Sleep is very important and can affect your health. Why is sleep important? Your … read more

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HIV/AIDS

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Learning the basics about … read more

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Insomnia

Everyone has trouble sleeping once in a while. However, for some people having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep is more common, to the point where it affects their normal … 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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