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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Adolescent Health (Overview)

Teen health refers to the health issues that are unique to adolescents and commonly relates to sexual activity, drug use, and psychiatric health.


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What changes should be made to improve adolescent health and avoid teen sex?

What changes should be made to improve adolescent health and avoid teen sex?

Education, guidance.: This is a sensitive issue. It would be wise to have them talk with their parents, or a doctor about this issue. This and health class in school would help them get educated about eating right, getting exercise, and about avoiding teen sex. This also would help them not to do drugs, and/or alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
334 doctors shared insights

Adolescent Health (Overview)

Teen health refers to the health issues that are unique to adolescents and commonly relates to sexual activity, drug use, and psychiatric health.


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How much do adolescent health professional get trained?

How much do adolescent health professional get trained?

Depends: Adolescent medicine specialists have a 3 year fellowship after residency, pediatricians have a minimum one month rotation in the field. Adolescent psychiatrists have different types of training. ...Read more

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Adolescent health (Tip)

Define terms in summer; have your adolescent explain meaning; you'll be hip in winter. ...See more

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Who is qualified to do a girls adolescent health examination?

Who is qualified to do a girls adolescent health examination?

Pediatrician/interni: Pediatricians and internal medicine doctors typically do such exams, OB gynes or er doctors under certain circumstances do these exams too. ...Read more

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Does adolescent health affect reproductive health later in the future?

Does adolescent health affect reproductive health later in the future?

It may: Your typical adolescent may engage in sexual activities that can lead to STI's.Some of these can be asymptomatic during their infectious process and without early recognition and treatment may cause permanent damage to the Fallopian tubes.If so, the girl is at later risk of a dangerous tubal pregnancy or infertility. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Adolescent health (Tip)

You may have to wait till your adolescent kids are parents of adolescents before they appreciate you. ...See more

Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do something vigorous everyday
Once
Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
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Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
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Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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Adolescent health doctors== is this normal to have teen refuse to be seen by a doctor for preventive health?

Adolescent health doctors== is this normal to have teen refuse to be seen by a doctor for preventive health?

Yes: Don't you remember how we behaved at that age? We knew everything and did not need an oldster(all dr's are old to a teen) to see us.Try asking questions your teen doesn't know the answer to such as a good LDL number or the hpv epidemic causing cancer in men, or even best tx for acne.Lots of avenues to help your dr be prepared for the "all knowing teen".Most of us are parents and have endured same. ...Read more

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What might a doctor check during a adolescent health care wellness visit?

What might a doctor check during a adolescent health care wellness visit?

Many things: Typical visits are about general health and wellness. Your provider may as about home life, school and work, relationships and sexuality, tobacco/alcohol/substance experimentation and use, mood and depression among many topics. The exam should be from head to to including a breast exam for females and genital exam for males. The exam should offer the teen a private and confidential interview. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Adolescent health (Tip)

Adolescents mimic the way parents live their lives. Be a good example! ...See more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Adolescent health help needed. How do I convince my son to get HPV vaccine ?

Adolescent health help needed. How do I convince my son to get HPV vaccine ?

Parenting: I recommend it to all patents prior to age of intercourse. Parents do not need permission to vaccinate minors. It is your oblgation to protect the children. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is a uk adolescent mental health unit like ?

Can you tell me what is a uk adolescent mental health unit like ?

Mental health UK: Who is it for? Check this out: welcome to camhs where we treat children and young people with a range of difficulties that are seriously impacting on their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Patients can be seen and helped in a number of ways from consultations through to staying at our state-of-the-art inpatient facilities. http://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/our-services/camhs/. ...Read more

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Adolescent health (Tip)

It is normal for adolescents to challenge authority and want to do things their way. ...See more

Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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What is adolescent reproductive health?

What is adolescent reproductive health?

Comprehensive health: Adolescents require: information including comprehensive sex education; access to a full range of sexual and reproductive health services, including condoms, other means of contraception as appropriate intervention for treating sexually transmitted diseases and safe and supportive environments free from exploitation and abuse. ...Read more

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What are your opinions on " adolescent" reproductive health?

What are your opinions on " adolescent" reproductive health?

? ? too vague ??: When you submit a question to this site, please be specific. This is not a chat room & our responses are limited to 400 characters.Your submissions are never linked, nor can we see anything you may have uploaded. If you can narrow your question to a specific issue & submit it, there are many on the site who may be able to help. ...Read more

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Adolescent health (Tip)

Myth: adolescents seem cocky and confident. Truth: they are insecure and struggling - hard years. ...See more