Checkup Newsroom (Teens)

2019
September
10,
2019
| 09:55 PM America/Chicago
Along with routine questions about your child’s diet, growth and development, more and more pediatricians are asking children difficult questions about depression and thoughts about suicide. Kristen Pyrc, M.D., co-medical director of Psychiatry at...
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August
20,
2019
| 05:36 PM America/Chicago
By Dr. Diane Arnaout Earlier this summer, my 17-year-old patient Tryston just wasn’t feeling like himself. “I was tired all the time. My energy was low. I was losing some weight.” Then, things quickly turned downhill. He started having chill...
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February
13,
2019
| 09:52 PM America/Chicago
Valentine’s Day can be stressful even for couples who have been together for years, much less kids. Every Valentine’s Day, KidsHealth asks kids questions about love. The more than 4,300 participants of the survey said they feel uncomfortable when:...
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2018
March
06,
2018
| 05:13 PM America/Chicago
Two new studies emphasize the dangers of teens using e-cigarettes. The studies published in Pediatrics magazine showed teens who only vape have the highest level of cancer causing chemicals in their bodies and the e-cigarettes are associated with ...
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2017
September
20,
2017
| 05:38 PM America/Chicago
Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds, and the sixth leading cause of dath for 5-14-year-olds. Lisa Elliott, a licensed psychologist and clinic manager of Cook Children’s Behavioral Health in Denton, says some chi...
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2016
October
17,
2016
| 05:02 PM America/Chicago
While driving home on a dark road one Saturday evening, I hear the loud roar of an engine. I feel the vibration of a speeding car pass me by. We are on a two-lane road where the speed limit is 55, but that person seems to be going almost twice the le...
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May
03,
2016
| 04:54 PM America/Chicago
If you ask most teens what they enjoy doing in their free time, you can bet you’ll hear the words Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat in their answer. Teenagers’ lives exist on social media. They use it to communicate, post photos, share content and ess...
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April
14,
2016
| 04:37 PM America/Chicago
By: Jody S. Hawkins, Information Security Officer Over the past several years, I have been actively speaking to parents, children, tweens, teens, and young adults regarding the dangers of the Internet and social media. I discovered rather quickly ...
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2015
September
24,
2015
| 05:19 PM America/Chicago
As your daughter travels through her teen years, it can sometimes be tempting to act as her friend rather than her mother. After all, who doesn’t remember being judged by the cool kid in school. And now it’s your daughter doing the judging? But...
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August
21,
2015
| 05:50 PM America/Chicago
Have you ever heard the expression that an athlete just had his or her “bell rung”? This is often said when someone is hit in the head during a sporting event. But this type of injury should never be taken lightly. A concussion can occur when a pe...
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April
22,
2015
| 05:06 PM America/Chicago
Give it to the Jenners, they sure know how to get attention. But right now 17-year-old Kylie Jenner may not be enjoying the spotlight as much as usual. A disturbing trend on social media, the #kyliejennerchallenge, has left some teenagers in pain ...
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March
17,
2015
| 08:11 PM America/Chicago
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired yesterday after a very successful rookie season. He’s not hurt and had a presumably bright future in the NFL. Why did he retire? In light of the recent focus on repetitive trauma, concussi...
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March
11,
2015
| 05:02 PM America/Chicago
Nine seconds. It took that long to outrage a country from what was seen and heard by members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma chanting a racial epithet on a bus. While the video shows that we haven’t progressed as...
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March
06,
2015
| 06:08 PM America/Chicago
We've seen ice and snow in Texas lately, not exactly tanning weather. Teens may be desperate to maintain their summer glow by going to the tanning bed. Here's why they should say no. ...
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2014
August
27,
2014
| 05:42 PM America/Chicago
Most young athletes know the importance of preparing for the upcoming football season and have been preparing this summer with weight-training and conditioning programs. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommends a balanced fitness...
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