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How many times should a teenager blink in a minute?

How many times should a teenager blink in a minute?

Varies: The human blink rate is affected by such factors as age, environment, and activity. Teenagers are often engaged in such activities as reading or computer work, which will reduce the blink rate from the average 10 times per minute to 3-4 times per minute. This is one of the reasons teenagers tend to develop eye fatigue and fluctuations in vision. See your local eye physician if symptoms occur. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I am a teenager is smoking weed ten times going to seriously damage me for life?

I'm wondering if I am a teenager is smoking weed ten times going to seriously damage me for life?

It depends...: 10 times a day, 10 times a week, 10 times a month? It really depends on the frequency. Marijuana smoke is still smoke, and has carcinogens just like tobacco smoke has. So yes, excessive, regular marijuana smoking over years can cause serious health problems. ...Read more

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My teenager is complaining of knee pain when running and jumping but not at other times. Next steps?

My teenager is complaining of knee pain when running and jumping but not at other times. Next steps?

D/C running& jumping: At least until you have figured out why it hurts stop doing the things that cause pain. Maybe it is a simple problem that requires only some tincture of time, but maybe iris a sign of more serious damage that requires some professional attention. If a couple of days of going light on it does not help, get it examined. ...Read more

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Is it teen depression? Can a teenager feel sad and then have times where she will laugh and have fun and then back to being sad again. Could this be depression? She has had some truama in her life. If it is not depression what could cause being sad and th

Is it teen depression? Can a teenager feel sad and then have times where she will laugh and have fun and then back to being sad again. Could this be depression? She has had some truama in her life. If it is not depression what could cause being sad and th

Yes. : Yes. Even with depression, people can feel happy some of the time. Most teenagers also go through very difficult times, which isn't necessarily depression. You might want to talk to a school counselor, who could give you input about whether this sounds like teenage roller coaster emotions or if you might have a clinical depression. The counselor could help point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Teenager that has dislocated patella 13 times in 2 years. Has patella alta, luxating patella and patella tracking disorder. Treatments to help?

Teenager that has dislocated patella 13 times  in 2 years. Has patella alta, luxating patella and patella tracking disorder. Treatments to help?

Ortho evaluation: If you have done the quad strengthening and other strengthening exercises and teen still having problems, it may be time to consider surgical intervention to relieve symptoms. I'd suggest at least a consultation with a pediatric orthopedist who specializes in sports injuries, even if this is not happening associated with sports. ...Read more

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I am a teenager and my body temperature is always in the 94's it's never higher. Is that bad?

I am a teenager and my body temperature is always in the 94's it's never higher. Is that bad?

Not, unless sick: Temperature ranges several degrees daily in most individuals, and also varies with where it is taken. Rectal temperatures are the most reliable, but not usually done except in very young infants, where a temperature over 100.4 is significant and needs evaluation. If you feel healthy and rarely get sick, it is not important ...Read more

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