popular topics in teen health and safety

  • Drugs and Alcohol
    Teens and Drug Abuse: Rx and OTC Medications
    Teens and Drug Abuse: Rx and OTC Medications Turns out, parents talking to kids about drugs really does work. The Partnership for a Drug-Free America has released the findings from their 2008 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), which foun...
    Nancy Witting
  • Track Runner
    Teen Steroid Use
    Teen Steroid Use Think steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs are only a problem in pro sports? Think again. The desire for a competitive edge can overwhelm the judgment of high-school athletes, too. And the prevalence of steroids, HGH (...
  • Teens
    Teens and Smoking
    When Your Teen is Smoking
    Don't punish your child for smoking. ...
  • Volleyball Game
    Teen Health and Safety
    Motivating Your Teen to Stay Active
    Motivating Your Teen to Stay Active Obesity is no longer just a problem among adults. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the number of overweight children and teens in our nation has more than tripled over the past th...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Teens
    Preteen and Tween Nutrition
    Tween Nutritional Requirements
    Tween Nutritional Requirements Fact You cannot know how much your tween needs to eat on any given day because growth patterns differ tremendously from child to child and from one day to the next. While some tweens grow in a slow-but-steady fashi...
  • Teens
    Alcohol Abuse
    Teens and Alcohol: What Don't You Know?
    Get up to speed on the how's and why's of teen drinking. Take our quiz! ...
  • Senior Prom Drinking
    The Senior Prom and Drinking: How to Start a Conversation
    The Scene: Your 18-year-old daughter and her date are invited to a pre-prom party at a friend's and several post-prom parties. You want her to have a wonderful time, but you're worried about her drinking. When you raise the issue with her, she ro...
    Alvin Poussaint, M.D. and Susan Linn, Ed.D.
  • Kids
    Olympic Games
    Extra, Extra! Olympic Scandals Quiz
    The Olympic Games are steeped in enough controversy to make a White House press secretary throw in the towel. How much do you know about these unsportsman-like scandals? ...
  • Kids
    Olympic Games
    The Olympic Games of Old
    Do you think you know everything about the Greek Games? We challenge you to take our quiz! ...
  • Teens
    Teen Health and Safety
    A Safety Quiz for Your Middle-Schooler
    Take a safety quiz -- based on real-life situations -- and find out just how much you know. ...
  • Family Life
    Body Image
    When Teens Obsess About Their Weight
    When Teens Obsess About Their Weight Could Your Teen Have an Eating Disorder? With the fashion and entertainment industries' super-thin stars serving as role models, it's no wonder that many young girls don't like what they see in the mirror. Th...
    Susan Crites Price
  • Teens
    Teen Health and Safety
    Do You Know How to Keep Your Middle-Schooler Safe?
    Find out what you need to do to keep your child out of harm's way. Take this quiz, based on Gavin de Becker's best-selling book, Protecting the Gift. ...
  • Teens
    Teen Health and Safety
    Do You Know How to Keep Your Teenager Safe?
    Do you know what to do to keep your teenager safe? The answers to this quiz may surprise you. ...
  • Kids
    Baseball Players
    Baseball Families
    Baseball can be a family affair. See what you know about these historic Major League dads and sons. ...
  • Fun Family Fitness, Mom and girl hula hooping outside for exercise
    Exercise and Sports
    8 Fun (and Cheap!) Family Fitness Activities
    Looking for some fun family "workouts" that feel more like play? Check out these simple outdoor activities that will get everyone in your family off the couch and help you bond while burning some calories. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Teens
    Preteen Drug Use
    Drugs and Preteens: How Much Do You Know?
    Take this quiz to see how much you know about preteen drug use and risk factors. ...
  • Kids
    Mad March's Mascots
    Lions and Tigers and... Gophers? Oh my! Just what is in a team name? ...
  • Kids
    Baseball Players
    Joltin' Joe DiMaggio
    Joe DiMaggio set a standard for skill on the field and conduct off of it. See how much you know about the "Yankee Clipper." ...