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navigating all aspects of teen health: BY teens FOR teens
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Who has time to be stressed?

Who has time to be stressed? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
Learning coping methods can help teens deal with the stress in their lives in postitive ways.

Here are 5 concrete ways you can mangage and decrease your stress! 

With college application deadlines approaching, sleep decreasing, and homework increasing, all of our stress is piling up! Unfortunately, this takes a toll on you, your health, and your relationships- the very factors that actually help DECREASE your stress.

"Following these five ways to cope will help teens learn to deal with stress in a more positive manner."

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Teens who don't have sex still at risk for HPV infection

Teens who don't have sex still at risk for HPV infection | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

Even girls who have not had sexual intercourse are at risk for infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), a new study shows..

 

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease

 that is most commonly passed between people during vaginal or anal intercourse. But it can also be transmitted through genital-to-genital, or hand-to-genital contact, which is how the participants in the study likely got the virus, the researchers said. Out of the more than 40 sexually transmitted HPV strains, more than a dozen have been identified as cancer-causing, according to the National Cancer Institute
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Ken Jeong AHA Hands-Only CPR video

Fastest way to learn compression only CPR.  Great production from the AHA.

Ken Jeong suits up in new Stayin' Alive video to promote Hands-Only CPR.

Please visit http://bit.ly/AHACrowdRise for more information.

this could be you-don't stand by!


Via Seth Bilazarian, MD
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The Deadly Addiction to Cheap Meat

The Deadly Addiction to Cheap Meat | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
Would you like some methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with that?

Is it worth buying cheap meat even if we are consuming "29 million pounds—80 percent—of antibiotics sold in the United States." I'm not too sure...   


You may have to pay more, or eat less meat, but think of it as a donation to ethical farmers, "treat animals decently, and protect public health. Talk about a bargain."

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Would you eat a stack of 16 sugar cubes?

Would you eat a stack of 16 sugar cubes? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

do you really know how much sugar is in that: check this out to get a visual view of just how much you are eating. 

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Romney vs Obama on Health Care: Do you know the whole picture?

Romney vs Obama on Health Care: Do you know the whole picture? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

Compare Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on Health Care!

Before you assume what you think is best? Or agree with what the majority or media tells you- read, and come up with your own opinion! 

Your voice matters, and it may surprise you! 

  

http://mittromneyandhealthcare.blogspot.com/p/romneycare-vs-obamacare.html

 

Here is a more concise table of differences if it helps you to understand!

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Dieting vs. Exercise for Weight Loss: work out all you want, but what you eat matters!

Dieting vs. Exercise for Weight Loss: work out all you want, but what you eat matters! | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
Two new studies look at the irksome question of why so many of us who work out remain so heavy.

Then check out the weight loss calculator to see just what cutting back a few calories a day can do for you!

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What's your body type?

What's your body type? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

Discover your ideal body type diet, best workouts and food for quick weight loss, and the best ways to care for YOUR body. 

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Would you go to a drugstore for an AIDS test?

Would you go to a drugstore for an AIDS test? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"Officials are hoping testing for the AIDS virus will become a routine service at drugstores like blood pressure checks and flu shots."

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