Adolescent's Health

Weighing In: 4 Tips to Help Teens Beat Obesity

Joan Bardsley, MBA, RN, CDE, FAADE September 19, 2018

It’s no exaggeration that there’s an obesity epidemic among U.S. teens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that…

3 Tips to Help Teens Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Joan Bardsley, MBA, RN, CDE, FAADE September 27, 2018

The teen years are difficult physically and emotionally. Adding type 2 diabetes can make those years even tougher. It’s important…

How to Spot Depression and Anxiety in Teens

Gillian Louise Adams, MD October 10, 2018

Teens today seem to experience depression and anxiety more than ever before. While social pressure to make friends and get…

How to Spot ADHD Symptoms in Teens, and When to Seek Help

Gillian Louise Adams, MD November 07, 2018

Hormonal changes and the social and academic demands are constant pressures for teens. However, kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can…

Fast Facts for Parents About Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

MedStar Health January 23, 2019

Many parents are cautious to protect their children against seasonal illnesses, such as colds and the flu. However, a lesser-known…

Active kids, healthy life: tips for helping your kids get and stay moving.

Emily Coates, PT, DPT, MedStar Health June 14, 2019

Updated March 15, 2020 We all know being physically active is one of the best steps we can take for…