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  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Lifestyles
    Parenting
    Sexuality
    Teen Resources
    Adolescents and School-aged Children
    Behavioral and Psychosocial Issues
    Sexual Health and Sexuality
    ... If you've ever wondered if you're gay, lesbian, or bisexual, you're not alone. Many teens ask themselves this question. It is a normal part of life. Maybe you've been attracted to someone of the same gender or you may have even kissed or had other sexual contact with someone of the same sex...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    Driving Safety
    Transportation
    Safety and Prevention
    ...—are saving teens' lives, but much work remains to be done, particularly in improving the way parents handle the issue of teen driving. Parents are too often unaware of their teens' risky driving habits and while parents do place restrictions on their teens' driving, they are often not the restrictions...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    Communication
    Fighting
    Relationships
    Violence
    Teen Resources
    Connected Kids
    Adolescents and School-aged Children
    Behavioral and Psychosocial Issues
    Safety and Prevention
    Sexual Health and Sexuality
    ... Romantic and sexual feelings develop during the teen years. Teenagers are starting to date and experiment with different types of relationships. It is fun and exciting to meet someone new, and sad andwh difficult to break up. As a parent, you can help your teenager make good decisions...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    Back Health
    Communication
    Depression
    Parenting
    Physical Activity
    Play
    Sports
    Transportation
    Violence
    Teen Resources
    Connected Kids
    ... their teenager's safety. As teenagers are testing their new independent roles, it's not an easy time for parents. But if teens don't get love, security, and a feeling of safety from their family, they might look elsewhere, even toward friends who are a bad influence, such as gang members. One of...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    Autism
    Parenting
    Sexuality
    Special Needs
    Autism Spectrum Disorders Family Handouts
    Adolescents and School-aged Children
    Behavioral and Psychosocial Issues
    Sexual Health and Sexuality
    ... these changes and to talk with them early and often about sexuality. Talking about these issues may make parents feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. Your child's pediatrician can help. This is an important topic; sexuality is healthy and normal and a key part of being an adult. Teens with ASDs have...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    ADHD
    Medications
    Special Needs
    ... Treat your teen as an equal in the treatment process. Talk about best medication doses, times, and delivery systems available. Include your teen in any medication discussions with your physician. Keep medications in a safe, locked location. Parents must monitor their teen’s self...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    ADHD
    Adolescents
    Medications
    Teen Resources
    ... medicines affect my growth? A: For most teens with ADHD, stimulant medicines are safe and effective if taken as recommended. However, like most medicines, there could be side effects. Luckily, the side effects tend to happen early on, are usually mild, and don't last too long. If you have any side...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    Smoking
    Tobacco
    ... Did you know that about 80% of teens in the United States don’t smoke? They’ve made a healthy choice. Think about this. It’s a proven fact that the earlier people start ­smoking, the greater their risk of Even if you don’t smoke, breathing in someone else’s smoke can be...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    Depression
    Firearms
    Home Safety
    Suicide
    Teen Resources
    Connected Kids
    ... M any teens who attempt suicide do so because of a temporary problem, like the end of a romance. When guns are involved, teens can waste their lives and destroy the happiness of their friends and families in an instant. They are thinking of a passing problem, not the outcome...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    General Health
    Teen Resources
    ... sleep (most teens need 9–10 hours a night). Know how to handle minor injuries like cuts and bruises, as well as minor illnesses like colds. Know how to get medical help for things like vomiting, headache, high fever, earache, sore throat, diarrhea, or stomach pain. Ask for help if you have...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    ADHD
    Adolescents
    Teen Resources
    ... say or think that your struggles and problems are because you are bad, lazy, or not smart. But they're wrong. It's important that you get help so your impulses don't get you into serious trouble. Q: Don't little kids who have ADHD outgrow it by the time they are teens? A: Often kids with the...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    College
    Immunizations and Vaccines
    Meningococcal Disease
    Students
    ... Meningococcal disease is most common in very young infants, teens, and young adults, and those older than 65 years. College students, especially freshmen who live in dorms and military recruits, are at an increased risk for meningococcal disease caused by serogroups C and Y compared with...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    Smoking
    Tobacco
    Teen Resources
    Plain Language
    Adolescents and School-aged Children
    Growth and Development
    ... • Tobacco companies need 3,000 new smokers every day. Why? Because 400,000 “customers” die each year from diseases linked to tobacco. Tobacco companies spend billions of advertising dollars every year on TV, movies, magazines, billboards, and sporting events. Teens are the main targets...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    Driving Safety
    Transportation
    Adolescents and School-aged Children
    Safety and Prevention
    ... I promise that I will be a responsible driver. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and young adults. More than 5,500 young people die every year in car crashes and thousands more are injured. Parents can play an important role in reducing these numbers and keeping their...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    Family
    HIV and AIDS
    Pregnancy
    Sexuality
    ... Children are exposed to sexual messages every day—on TV, on the Internet, in movies, in magazines, and in music. Sex in the media is so common that you might think that teens today already know all they need to about sex. They may even claim to know it all, so sex is something you just don't...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    Alcohol
    Drug Abuse
    Marijuana
    Parenting
    Adolescents and School-aged Children
    Safety and Prevention
    Substance Abuse Issues
    ... about alcohol and other drugs. Laws about alcohol and drug use vary from state to state, so make sure you know what the laws are in your state. Alcohol and other drugs impair judgment. Teens are more likely to have sex, be involved in a violent incident, or suffer an injury after using drugs...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Teen Resources
    Adolescents
    Headaches
    Pain Management
    ... A lot of teens do. In fact, 50% to 75% of all teens report having at least one headache per month! The pain can range from dull to throbbing. If you're getting headaches more often or if the pain is getting worse with each headache, your pediatrician can help you manage the pain. The...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    Depression
    Mood Disorders
    Suicide
    ... Thousands of teens commit suicide each year in the United States. In fact, suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds. Most teens who kill themselves have a mood disorder (bipolar disorder or depression). A mood disorder is an ­illness of the brain. It can come...