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Health for Teens
navigating all aspects of teen health: BY teens FOR teens
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How far would you go to stand up for what you believe in?

How far would you go to stand up for what you believe in? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"Nearly 100 smarties at the city’s top-performing high school bared their bodies in “risque” outfits yesterday to denounce their school’s conservative dress code — which bans the exposure of shoulders, midriffs, lower backs, bras and undies."

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Finding a Sustainable Running Stride

Finding a Sustainable Running Stride | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
In recent years, the focus in recreational running has been on finding a training method that will keep people from being sidelined by injuries

 

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Can ‘Exergames’ Cure Young Couch Potatoes?

Can ‘Exergames’ Cure Young Couch Potatoes? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it
Researchers found no evidence that children who received active video games were more active than children who received games that were more passive.

Pick up a wii controller and see for yourself!

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Quick pimple relief!

Quick pimple relief! | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

It's the night before a big interview and staring out at you from the bathroom mirror is a bright red pimple on your face. You frantically do a Google search for an overnight cure: Windex, diaper cream, toothpaste, really?

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What is the most prescribed drug for teens?

What is the most prescribed drug for teens? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"As the latest mainifestation of our achievement culture, kids are turning to these medications for that extra bit of concentration, that extra boost, that extra edge...This is not a pill to pop before a geometry test."

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How will easing POT laws effect us?

How will easing POT laws effect us? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

‘‘Parents know a lot more about what they’re talking about, and kids probably suspect that their parents did this when they were younger and didn’t get in trouble with drugs,’’ Nadelmann said. ‘‘There’s still hypocrisy, but the level of honesty and frankness in the parent-child dialogue about marijuana is increasing every year.’’

 

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No wonder our perception of beauty is distorted: The Evolution Of Beauty

"Girls ages 8 to 18 consume more than 10 hours per day of media messages, and the media images they see of women and girls affect their confidence, body image, relationships, and leadership aspirations.

 

> Nearly 90% of girls say they feel pressure from media to be thin, and 31% admit to starving themselves or refusing to eat as a weight-loss strategy.


Girls need your help. Together, we can change the way the world views women—and the way girls see themselves." 

 http://www.girlscouts4girls.org/girlscouts/issues/alert/?alertid=60816836

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Middle School Students Focus of Anti-Violence Effort

Middle School Students Focus of Anti-Violence Effort | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"A diverse group is trying to forestall dating violence by addressing middle schoolers to educate them about relationships before they start dating in earnest."

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What's the truth behind Bieber fever??

What's the truth behind Bieber fever?? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"The symptoms include uncontrollable screaming, swooning and spending hours on Twitter and Facebook FB +1.97% . It primarily affects preteen and teen girls, yet it is highly contagious and can infect mothers, too. In severe cases, sufferers camp out on sidewalks for days."

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Car accidents are the leading cause of death among teens: anyway to reduce this number?

Car accidents are the leading cause of death among teens: anyway to reduce this number? | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

BOTTOM LINE: Teens from states with strong graduated drivers license programs are less likely to report drinking and driving or getting in the car with a driver who had been drinking.

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How eating fast food for lunch affects children...

"These schoolchildren are exposed to an environment that is likely to cause obesity, and it is not surprising that in this situation, many of these children are already overweight or obese and will likely become obese as adults," 

 

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Leave the frying for potatoes-Save your skin!

Leave the frying for potatoes-Save your skin! | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

"The American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from skin cancer!"

 

Here is some sun safety!

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project purple is the new pink!

project purple is the new pink! | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

" In an average day 4,365 used an illicit drug for the first time – (SAMHSA, 2010) 90% of addictions get their start in the teenage years. – The Partnership at Drugfree.org" http://goprojectpurple.com/ ;

 .... How celebrating life and supporting one another-together, can make a difference!

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23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Cancer Screening? Eating more fiber? Good Social Network? Weighing less? Drinking less? Smoking less? Checking Cholesterol and Blood Pressure levels?  

Watch to find out! Just 9 minutes... I promise you'll be surprised. 

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Texting while driving = PRISON for one 18 year old

Texting while driving =  PRISON for one 18 year old | Health for Teens | Scoop.it

FACT #1

Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. (2009, VTTI) 

 http://www.stoptextsstopwrecks.org/#home

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