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Lifestyle Factors Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Teens

Lifestyle Factors Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Teens | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
Among 17-year-olds, oral contraceptive use by girls and alcohol consumption by boys were associated with increases in blood pressure, an Australian study showed.

Do we ever stop to think about how our actions and decisions now can effect our health later? 

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10 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Make this the year you achieve your fitness and weight loss goals with these 10 tips for sticking to your New Year’s resolution from The FIRM
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"New Year... New You!" 

Don't lose your new years resolution to be healthier, here are some practical techniques to keep you going! 

It only takes 30 minutes a day to stay healthy!

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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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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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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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17-year-old girl builds artificial ‘brain’ to detect breast cancer

17-year-old girl builds artificial ‘brain’ to detect breast cancer | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

The cloud-based neural network took top prize in this year’s Google Science Fair.  “I taught the computer how to diagnose breast cancer,” 

How encouraging is it that teens of our generation are the ones making a difference for our future? As teens, we are fully capable to make a difference, and if we are willing to try I think we will be suprised by our own knowledge and success- Brittany shows us just that!

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New Federal Transportation Law Encourages Stricter Teen Driving Regs

New Federal Transportation Law Encourages Stricter Teen Driving Regs | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
Washington, DC, United States (KaiserHealth) - Susan Vavala's 15-year-old daughter, Kim, went to the movies one rainy night in'95 with a 16-year-old friend...

"Car crashes remain the No. 1 cause of death among teenagers, killing roughly 3,000 15- to’-year-olds in 2009. Teens’ lack of driving experience combined with their use of distracting devices such as cellphones make them the riskiest of drivers, four times more likely to crash as older drivers are, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Transportation."

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Training experience help curb teen driving deaths

Training experience help curb teen driving deaths | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"Training experience help curb teen driving deaths - MARIETTA — Looking back Charlie James still can’t figure out what exactly went wrong.
On Nov. 11 2006 his daughter Jessi 17 crashed her 1997 Honda Civic near the intersection of Trickum and Stei.." 

Don't you think we should be taking drivers ed a bit more seriously? It could save your life!

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Summer: The most dangerous time of the year for teen drivers

Summer: The most dangerous time of the year for teen drivers | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
To help cope with their grief, Ashley Eyler's family members made a list of things they were thankful for after her death last summer...

"Just having one passenger increases the risk by as much as 48 percent," she said. "It grows to as much as 307 percent with three or more passengers. Gillen said the national average number of teen fatalities due to automobile accidents is 363 per month when school is in session. In the summer, that number increases to 422." Keep your eyes on the road, and STOP texting. Beware especially with friends in your car. 

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Anyone Can Save A Life

Anyone Can Save A Life | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

As a teen athlete it scares me to think how few of us would know what to do in a life threatening situation. Would you know? 

Circulate this around to your own schools to help circulate knowledge on safety and how to save a life! 

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Occupy Fitness: Joining the 1%

Occupy Fitness: Joining the 1% | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

There are 10,080 minutes in a week. Can you spare 150 of them? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that adults participate in 150 minutes of exercise a week. In essence, it is a bright idea to commit 1% of your week to moderately intense physical activity (o.k., 1.5% is more mathematically accurate, but not as “occupy” movement catchy). It really does not seem like much time.


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Which Dieters Are at Risk for the Onset of Binge Eating?

Which Dieters Are at Risk for the Onset of Binge Eating? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"This study aims to expand our understanding of the relation between dieting and binge eating by examining, within a population-based sample of adolescents and young adults, a range of potential variable risk factors (i.e., modifiable factors preceding the outcome of interest) contributing to binge eating onset, beyond the effects of dieting."

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Foods That Cause Acne

Foods That Cause Acne | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

Check out all types of food that my spark your breakouts!

Look at #9, Cheese. Really? That's no good for my guilty pleasure! 

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Teen birth rates and education

Teen birth rates and education | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
Life has its challenges to overcome, ups and downs and passages to get safely through, but for the most part, if we work at it, life is good.

 

This newspaper examines teen pregnancy in a series starting today and continuing for the next two Sundays. We hope you read every word, and make sure the teens in your home read every word. Their happiness may depend on it... 

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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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Could it be as simple as swapping out sugary drinks?

Could it be as simple as swapping out sugary drinks? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
Study's author says findings lend support to public health measures like soda taxes...
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IT CAN WAIT: Texting teen driver nearly loses his Head!

IT CAN WAIT: Texting teen driver nearly loses his Head! | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
A Washington state teenager is lucky to be alive after a fence post speared through his windshield as he allegedly used his cell phone while driving.

Now you tell me if texting and driving is really worth it.... 

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25 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day

25 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

need some easy tips on how to drop calories? Take a look!

Then check out your weight loss predictor : http://www.pbrc.edu/research-and-faculty/calculators/weight-loss-predictor/

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What would you do?

What would you do? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
An unexpected chain of events caused a man to survive when no one was around to help him.

This could be you! Don't stand idly by, know what do if this was you. 

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Paralyzed teen’s life is a lesson in courage

Paralyzed teen’s life is a lesson in courage | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"The night that changed Tara Accetta’s life forever began with a few beers in a Rockaways bar and plans for a midnight swim in a friend’s backyard pool." 

As teens we never think something terrible like this would happen to us. It's a sad lesson about thinking about our actions and reprucussions of those actions. How what we do can not only affect our lives, and our health, but it affects our families, and more importantly our futures. 

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Portion Distortion Quiz

Portion Distortion Quiz | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

how has our portions changed over the years, and how has that effected our calorie intake? 

Check out this quiz to find out... I think I have to go burn off my calories now!

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Colorado shooting: Teen risks his own life for family who was left behind

Colorado shooting: Teen risks his own life for family who was left behind | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
Jarell Brooks, 19, is lucky to be alive. He was in theater 9 on July 20, 2012 when James Holmes opened fire during the premier of Dark Night Rises.

As scary as this situation is, it encourages us to think for ourselves about what we would do if we were ever involved in a tragedy such as this. Would you leave your two children behind to save yourself? 

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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!


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Energy drinks: a trigger for heart attacks and stroke?

Energy drinks: a trigger for heart attacks and stroke? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

Energy drink consumption has grown exponentially over the past 5 - 10 years. Sales are increasing at double the rate of total carbonated beverage sales.

The drinks are primarily targeted at youth and young adult market with aggressive advertising and marketing. And the potential medical complications of ingesting such drinks are becoming apparent, to both cardiologists and other health specialists.

 

The combined levels of caffeine in these energy drinks are much higher than a standard cup of coffee. And adverse events and complications from energy drinks largely arise from their caffeine content. Even once in a while for a dance, Energy drinks do pose many issues!


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State Farm Promotes Teen Driver Safety With Celebrate My Drive

State Farm Promotes Teen Driver Safety With Celebrate My Drive | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
Creating a new and innovative approach to a well-known safety issue is difficult. However, State Farm is defining their brand and their new approach to teen driver safety with a new campaign called Celebrate My Drive™.

 

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teen drivers, nearly five times more than cancer and poisoning combined! Proffesionals need to think about new ways to reach teens about this issue... 

“We need to break through to teens, and, for some, scare tactics don’t work as well as positive messaging,” said State Farm director of technology research, Chris Mullen

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Teenagers living with HIV show what life's like in their shoes

Teenagers living with HIV show what life's like in their shoes | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"The prevalence of HIV in the city itself is also astonishing – not only is it the highest HIV rate in America, it is one of the highest in the world, rivalling areas of sub-Saharan Africa. While HIV is often associated with specific regions, the reality is that it is a global pandemic, with its profound impact felt globally, including in the UK."

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