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    Changes During Puberty
    Daughters: From Childhood Through Adolescence
    Daughters: From Childhood Through Adolescence Woman to Woman Approximately 95 percent of those who suffer bulimia or anorexia are females. Only 5 to 10 percent are males. A study by the American Association of University Women reported some di...
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    Acne
    "I Can't Go Anywhere -- I Have a Pimple!"
    "I Can't Go Anywhere -- I Have a Pimple!" Info Flash Eighty-three percent of teens worry at least sometimes about their complexion; approximately one-third or more indicate that they have felt anxious, embarrassed, or frustrated by their acne. A...
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    Changes During Puberty
    I Need Help! Is my penis too small for my age?
    A 14-year-old wonders if his penis is too small for his age, and if he's developing too slowly. Our expert answers his questions. ...
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    Changes During Puberty
    Girls and Puberty
    Girls and Puberty In girls, breast development can begin any time between the ages of 8 and 13. (Later development may be considered “delayed” but is not necessarily abnormal.) As the breasts grow, pubic hair will begin to appear, and your d...
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    Changes During Puberty
    Boys and Puberty
    Boys and Puberty Info Flash To their great embarrassment, almost two-thirds of boys develop some swelling around the nipples during the early stages of puberty. This is normal. The puffiness will disappear within 12 to 18 months. Boys are every...
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    PMS
    Menstrual Problems: Symptoms and Treatment
    Menstrual Problems: Symptoms and Treatment Now even the most conservative physicians no longer believe that PMS is “all in the head.” Problems that crop up two weeks before you start menstruating and those that occur during your period are v...
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    Menstruation
    Does Growth Stop with Onset of Menstruation?
    A girl's growth slows down once she starts her periods, but it doesn't stop completely. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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    Menstruation
    Nutrition and Menstruation
    Nutrition and MenstruationThe menstrual cycle in a woman is a delicate interaction of hormones and physiological responses. The menstrual cycle is the body's way of preparing itself every month for a possible pregnancy. As women of childbearing a...
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    Changing Hormones
    Mood Swings in Sixth-Grade Girl
    This girl is going through the mood swings that accompany the bodily and hormone changes of puberty. ...
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    Changes During Puberty
    I Need Help! Is my penis too small for my age?
    A 14-year-old wonders if his penis is too small for his age, and if he's developing too slowly. Our expert answers his questions. ...
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    Irregular Menstruation in Teens
    What should you do when your 14-year-old goes five months without a period? ...
  • Family Life
    Sibling Relationships
    Should Sister and Brother Share a Bedroom?
    Find out what our expert has to say about a nine-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy sharing a bedroom. ...
  • Teens
    Menstruation
    The Pill for Irregular Periods?
    It would be ill-advised to "treat" an irregular period with birth control pills, just for convenience. Find out why. ...
  • Teens
    Early Puberty
    Premature Puberty?
    When premature puberty is suspected, it's reasonable to take your child to see her physician. ...
  • Teens
    Physical Changes
    Breast Buds
    Breast buds are an indication that your daughter is simply in the early stages of puberty. ...
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    Acne
    Treatment for Acne
    Most cases of acne can be controlled and cleared up, either by over-the-counter products or prescriptions from a doctor. ...