Teens who drink may be more likely to also engage in other unhealthy behaviors: New Study

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May 062014
 
Teens who drink may be more likely to also engage in other unhealthy behaviors: New Study

Teens who drink sports and energy drinks may be more likely to also engage in other unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, drinking soda and playing video games for many hours, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed about 2,800 teens in middle and high schools in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and asked them about how often they drank sport and energy drinks, as well as other behaviors. About 38 percent said they consumed sports drinks at least once a week, and 15 percent said they consumed […]

Tips for parents whose teens may be depressed

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Apr 302014
 
Tips for parents whose teens may be depressed

The teenage years are notoriously turbulent. Adolescents are establishing their own identities, doing more things independently, trying out different roles, taking more risks socially, and possibly experimenting with drugs and alcohol, and all this can come with emotional costs. So it can be complicated to tell the difference between the typical turmoil of a teenager, and a depressed teen. “It’s difficult for parents to recognize depression in teens, since kids in this age group can have more emotional highs and lows, and they also tend […]