Age: Teens

All-terrain, all danger

According to a new CDC study in Injury Prevention, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use continues to be popular for youth ages 12 to 17.  This was no surprise to me as I visited my family over the 4th of July holiday … Continue reading

7 questions to ask before using ADHD meds

Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are at a significantly greater risk for substance abuse problems than other children, according to recently reported research in the July, 2014 issue of Pediatrics. This raises many questions that parents should consider before placing … Continue reading

Where NOT to go for a sports physical

By: Dr. Lora Scott, co-director of sports medicine Your son or daughter just came home told you he or she wants to play sports this year. You are thrilled that they want to be involved in something physically active that … Continue reading

8 ways to monitor offline/online habits of teens

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud Annually, I do a presentation to the 5th grade class at my children’s school on the importance of good sleep and eating habits as well as the effects of drugs and alcohol on young minds and … Continue reading

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