| Oct 1, 2010
In the past two weeks there have been a series of teen boys who have committed suicide because they were bullied at school because their classmates believed that they were gay.
Their names were Seth Walsh, Justin Aaberg, Billy Lucas , and Asher Brown....
| Jun 24, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 47-year-old wife was diagnosed with a rare granulosa cell tumor (GCT) of the ovary. Her treatment included surgery to remove the uterus and ovaries. The tumor was stage 1, but we are nervous about a recurrence. What can she or her...
| Apr 20, 2010
If you've got a grumpy teen at home, try playing some positive music. According to a new study, Michael Jackson's "Heal the World" could heal your kid's nasty attitude.
For years, studies have claimed to show the harmful effects of young people listening...
| Mar 24, 2010
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Suffolk County police are investigating the people who continue to cyber-bully Alexis Pilkington, even after the 17-year-old took her own life Sunday.
The harassing messages are being posted on a Facebook page that was originally created as a tribute...
| May 6, 2010
As a parent, you want Amber Madison to explain sexting to you. Not the definition — you're clear as a bell on that. You want her to explain why. Why kids do it and what you can do to stop it and what, by the way, has the world come to?
| Apr 28, 2010
Sixteen-year-old Arnold James has a hard time picturing life without his cell phone.
"It would probably be like drug addicts feel when they're getting off of drugs," says the Wilde Lake High School student, who often uses his phone during school hours....
| Apr 15, 2010
The alcohol industry has found ways to make its products attractive to kids, and parents may not realize what it is their children are drinking.
So-called "alcopops" taste like fruit juice but can contain as much booze, or more, than some beers. Girls,...
| Aug 12, 2010
Back-to-school style this season is all mixed up.
Mix lace with leather. Put ballet colors with military khakis. Plaids and stripes. Masculine with feminine.
That's the fashion message as girls gear up for another school year.
Whether we're picking out...
| May 13, 2010
Parents worried about drug use in their teenage children need look no farther than the medicine cabinet.
A study from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine showed that teens are abusing prescription drugs at a higher rate than ever.
| Nov 22, 2010
Did you know that for the price of a venti caramel macchiato at Starbucks, you can get high on heroin? And if you have a teenager who likes to party, this is most likely their drug of choice, according to a recent study by Roosevelt University.
| Oct 20, 2010
Colleges are back in session, high schools are getting ready for homecoming and the incidences of binge drinking continue to climb. Why put these topics in the same sentence? Underage and excessive drinking by high school and college students has been...