| Jul 15, 2010
The latest craze has teenagers around the country getting high simply by putting on headphones. It's called I-Dosing, a new fad that's not illegal, but potentially dangerous.
I-Doser tracks feature monotone tones and beats that supposedly can alter the...
| Jul 20, 2010
With his gaze fixed on a tiny screen, hearing plugged by earbuds and fingers flying, the average teenager may look like a disaster in the making: socially stunted, terminally distracted and looking for trouble. But look beyond the dizzying array of...
| Jul 19, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to cure postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)? My 15-year-old granddaughter has recently been diagnosed with POTS.
ANSWER: A cure for POTS doesn't exist at this time. Fortunately, teenagers—a group...
| Sep 9, 2010
For couples with children, the risk of divorce is highest when kids are young. Taking care of little kids is both stressful and time-consuming, and parents often find they have little time or emotional reserve left over for their spouses. But once...
| Aug 30, 2010
Most kids have a well-child medical check-up once a year. That's what the experts recommend for school-age children and teenagers. But one medical group suggests that teenage girls should have two annual preventive health visits: one a general checkup...
| Sep 15, 2010
I recently read an interesting study about teenagers with headaches. About 1-2 percent of adolescents have chronic daily headaches, defined as greater than 15 headache days per month for greater than 3 months. Once school begins, teens stress levels...
| Aug 2, 2010
Laura Rovi was smart enough to be lazy. An honor student at Elmhurst's York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois, she was accustomed to getting an A even when she cruised through a class.
She expected nothing less when she took a government course her...
| Jun 7, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a case on California's attempt to restrict sales of violent video games to minors. Both the California lawmakers who approved the law in 2005 and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges who overturned...
| Aug 3, 2010
A growing number of teen girls in America say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and more teens also think it's OK for an unmarried female to have a baby, according to a government survey.
The report may help explain why the teen pregnancy...
| Aug 6, 2010
Here's a question for all you high school students out there in cyberspace: If it were up to you, would you rather start your school day at 8 a.m. or 8:30 a.m.? (Sorry, noon is not an option.)
According to a new study, students were far more likely to...
| Jun 29, 2010
At 17, Camia Carruthers is expecting her first child. But she's not going it alone. She has the support of her parents, her boyfriend and Jeanne Kumlin, a nurse who makes weekly house calls.
For years, the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency has been sending...