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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
327 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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Caring for Tweens & Teens (Tip)

Caring for Tweens & Teens

Ongoing conflict with your teen? Hold formal diplomatic talks following predetermined rules of engagement. ...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

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Caring for Tweens & Teens (Tip)

Caring for Tweens & Teens

Remember that one day they will grow up and be tortured by their adolescent children! ...See more

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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do something vigorous everyday
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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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