Health & Wellness

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Horizon Healthy Teen

Teens have unique health needs as they move from childhood toward adulthood. We want to give you some insight into adolescent health to help your family on the road to good health.
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The face of the opioid epidemic is as varied as our population, reaching across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
Living with diabetes can be especially challenging for a teenager. Learning to manage diabetes, coupled with the average stress associated with teenage years, can be overwhelming.
Social media has transformed our world…and those of our teens. A Pew Research Center reports that 95% of teens use a smartphone and 45% of them say they are online almost constantly.
You’ve probably had the conversation with your teen about the dangers of alcohol, drugs and tobacco. But have you talked about vaping?
Your daughter is trying out for the varsity soccer team at her high school. Your son is a competitive swimmer. You’re glad they are active, but how do you ensure they are safe on the field and in the water?
Teens are often concerned with their appearance, and dieting may be one way they plan to “improve” how they look.
Most parents know about the vaccines for the flu, measles, mumps and rubella and polio. But many parents may not know about a newer vaccine to help prevent certain kinds of cancer.
There are many things parents can do to keep their child away from drugs and alcohol.
It may seem surprising that teenagers still smoke, despite knowing that tobacco use can lead to cancer and respiratory problems.
Does your teen worry about acne and blemishes? It’s a common worry among teens because hormonal changes may contribute to those dreaded breakouts.
The next time you take your teen for a checkup, chances are your pediatrician will talk about suicide, bullying and stress. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends pediatricians routinely ask teenaged patients if they have thoughts of harming themselves, and screen for other factors associated with increased suicide risk, such as depression.