| 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....
| Nov 5, 2010
| 1:15 PM
When Brentwood, Calif., interior designer Windsor Smith takes on projects involving teenagers' bedrooms, she makes a point to sharpen her diplomacy skills. "The parent inevitably has one idea, and the kid — especially if it's a teenager —...
| Mar 22, 2010
Whole grains: they may not make you grow taller, create a fashion statement, or keep the IRS from knocking on your door. However, when it comes to nutrition, they are the foundation, the building blocks, of a healthy diet. But recently it seems many young...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Oct 13, 2010
Recently, I was reviewing an alarming study in an issue of Pediatrics. The statistics only corroborated what I've seen in my own pediatric practice, where I take care of many adolescents.
Despite our parental and societal "admonitions" not to have sex...
| Oct 5, 2010
MIAMI - When her parents told her that she had to eat her dinner, Holly Zimmerman burst into hysterical tears and screams. Then, after several hours, the once docile third-grader leaped from her seat and tried to stab them with a fork.
"This is a...
| Jul 27, 2010
For decades, parents, doctors and school administrators have worried about the dangers of drugs. In the digital age, they've got a new arena for concern: Sound waves that, some say, affect the brain like a drug - and cost only 99 cents on iTunes and...