Teen Health Issues
Health is a very complicated thing, and includes all the organs of the body, the brain, how you feel about yourself and the rest of the world, how much social support you have, and how you treat your body. It is so complicated that we cannot tell you everything there is to know, but we can provide some basic information that we believe is important for teens and parents to know.
The message we give to teens is that there are adults in their life who can answer questions and help them. We encourage them to talk to parents, a school counselor, extended family members like aunts or uncles, and their doctor about any worries they have about their health.
This part of our web site includes information for parents on dealing with some of the changes associated with puberty, including skin, nutrition, fitness, and specific diseases. This is by no means a complete list of health concerns you may have, but look around -- you may learn something. If you need more information, search through the question/answer section of the site, and as a last resort, send in a question.
- Body Art
- Development: 11-14 Years
- Development: 15-17 Years
- Eating Disorders
- Physical Activity
- Summer Sports
- Vaccinations, Immunizations & Shots
Last reviewed March 2009