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navigating all aspects of teen health: BY teens FOR teens
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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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The Ultimate Pizza Topping Decoder

The Ultimate Pizza Topping Decoder | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

Want to still eat your favorite food-  but know just what your eating? 

Eat this, not that. Find out the best way to choose what gets put on your plate!

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What's the Best Piece of Advice You’ve Received from an Elder or Parent?

What's the Best Piece of Advice You’ve Received from an Elder or Parent? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

We're lucky as teenagers to have senior loved ones that have gone ahead of us. These people whether it be a grandparent, senior adult friend, or parent have made mistakes in life, and in love that we could avoid and have learned lessons that may have taken a lifetime! 

Please share these with us!! 

This is a great opportunity to share your “pearls of wisdom", we'd love to hear from you!

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Nearly 1 in 12 teens has anger disorder, Harvard study finds

Nearly 1 in 12 teens has anger disorder, Harvard study finds | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
While most teens have a violent angry outburst at some point during their adolescence, nearly 8 percent have regular violent outbursts that would fall into the category of a mental health disorder.

according to this study, it turns out that anger disorders are the most common mental health disorders in adolescents... 

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July 4: Deadliest day for teen drivers

July 4: Deadliest day for teen drivers | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"Almost 10 percent of people killed in Independence Day crashes are teenagers." 

so keep an eye out, wear a seatbelt, DON'T TEXT, and be safe!

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Is Stress Ruining Your Beauty Routine?

Is Stress Ruining Your Beauty Routine? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"Rather than blaming chocolate for your zit, how about stress? Keep reading to discover how high stress levels can wreck havoc in your beauty routine, and in your life.While a little adrenaline rush can help us finish a job or think quickly on our feet, too much stress can be detrimental to our bodies—causing hair loss, weight gain, eczema, trichotillomania, and a lackluster complexion" 

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relationships are precious

relationships are precious | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"I believe that our relationships are the most valuable commodities we have in our lives. It is through our time with each other that we see and feel reflections of ourselves. This results in us beginning to see who we really are and grow into who we want to be." 

Whether it be with friends, family, or a significant other- relationships are precious and are something valuable. Here are some, "simple, yet powerful approaches to relationships that can deepen, expand, and improve your experiences."

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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 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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Question: What preservative used for dead bodies is also found in secondhand smoke?

Question: What preservative used for dead bodies is also found in secondhand smoke? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

Find the answer and other facts at:

 http://smokefreeteen.tumblr.com/post/25585639187

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It's one of the most under diagnosed diseases in our country- do you have it?

It's one of the most under diagnosed diseases in our country- do you have it? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
The number of Americans with Celiac disease would fill 936 cruise ships. Passengers on 908 of those ships would not even know they had it.

University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/557536-the-truth-about-gluten-allergies/#ixzz1ywYjoKYN

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so you think you're special?

so you think you're special? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

 "Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view" ... how the Wellesley graduation " you're not special " speech missed the point. 

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Teen drug use increases during summer season

Teen drug use increases during summer season | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"On an average June or July day, more than 5,000 young adults smoke cigarettes for the first time, compared to about 3,000-4,000 in the other months. Additionally, more than 11,000 teens try alcohol for the first time during the summer, while first-time alcohol use during the rest of the year is about 5,000-8,000 occurrence"

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At-Home H.I.V. Test Wins F.D.A. Approval

At-Home H.I.V. Test Wins F.D.A. Approval | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
The OraQuick test, which uses a mouth swab and gives results in 20 to 40 minutes, is the first method for Americans to learn in the privacy of their own homes whether they are infected.

Possibly, in years to come, the OraQuick test could be cheaply produed and spread worldwide to use in 3rd world countries, where HIV is growing more rapidly.

This is not just useful because it is quick and simple-it could save a life. 

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Why Theres Less Red Meat On Many American Plates

Why Theres Less Red Meat On Many American Plates | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

What do you think about red meat? Are you willing to give up your red meat for your own health benefit? 

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Stop Texting and Go to Sleep!

Stop Texting and Go to Sleep! | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

Do you ever wonder what texting, calling, and finishing up that movie right before you go to bed has to do with your rest? 

For students, the lack of sleep can affect learning ability, check out just what your cell phone and laptop is doing to your health!

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health CARE for teens!

health CARE for teens! | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"Beneath the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act lies a simple truth. We are all born frail and mortal—and, over the course of our lives, we all need health care. Americans are on our way to recognizing this. If we actually do—now, that would be wicked."

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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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Teen Social Problems Can Impact Future Health

Teen Social Problems Can Impact Future Health | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
A new study from Sweden finds that troubled social interactions during adolescence can affect health many years into adulthood.

"In the new study, researchers found that the degree of perceived unpopularity during adolescence, and the amount of social isolation, influenced the development of metabolic syndrome in middle age."

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New software allows parents to secretly monitor children

New software allows parents to secretly monitor children | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

A smartphone application alerts Dad if his son is texting while driving. An
online service helps parents keep tabs on every chat, post and photo that floats
across their children’s Facebook pages. And another scans the Web in case a
child decides to try a new social network that the grown-ups have not even heard
of yet...

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Want to lose weight? Could be as easy as waiting 20 minutes..

Want to lose weight? Could be as easy as waiting 20 minutes.. | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
Discover sensible slim-down ideas that really work...
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If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got...

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got... | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
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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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best concussion prevention techniques

best concussion prevention techniques | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

As you start preparing for pre-season: here are some steps to help prevent concussions and ensure the best outcome for your athletes, the team, league or school!

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