September 30, 2011 |
When your teen comes home slurring, swaying and smelling of alcohol, here's a research finding that will help you pinpoint whom to finger as the major "bad influence" in the kid's life. First, a couple of hints: It's not that rowdy gang of boys your son hangs out with, and it's not those girls who wear too much makeup that your daughter's fallen in with. It's also not the new love interest in your kid's life, either (well, not precisely). In fact, a new study finds the most potent change agent upon your kid's risky drinking behavior is his new girlfriend's group of BFFs, or her new boyfriend's entourage of guys.
June 25, 1991 |
Dr. Irving N. Klitsner vividly remembers the first time he realized that teen-agers deserve their own place in the health-care system. In 1954, the pediatrician had just set up a new office full of colorful, toddler-size plastic chairs and toys. But a 14-year-old girl saw the room as less than tasteful. "I'm not going to that baby clinic!" she yelped to her mother, returning to the parking lot and locking herself in the car. "The mother was embarrassed and tried to apologize.
June 9, 1990 |
America is raising a generation of adolescents plagued by pregnancies, illegal drug use, suicide and violence, a panel that included medical and education leaders reported Friday. "We are absolutely convinced that, if we don't take action immediately, we're going to find ourselves with a failing economy and social unrest," said Roseann Bentley of the National Assn. of State Boards of Education.
March 5, 2007 |
TEENS who lose their virginity earlier than their peers are more likely to steal, destroy property, shoplift or sell drugs than their virgin counterparts, according to one of the first studies to look at what happens in the lives of teens in the years after they start having sex.
May 7, 2013 |
Adolescents who went to McDonald's and Subway in Los Angeles bought about the same number of calories at each, despite Subway's reputation as a healthier place to eat, researchers said. The menus are not the point, lead researcher Dr. Lenard Lesser of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute said by phone. “Our study was not based on what people have the ability to pick, our study was based on what adolescents actually selected in a real-world setting.” The adolescents bought an average of 1,038 calories at McDonald's and 955 calories at Subway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1987
I am a physician associated with the Kaiser Permanente Medical organization for the past 33 years and I'm presently involved in full-time adolescent health care in Los Angeles (Sunset Hospital). At a point in history in which overall mortality and morbidity rates are declining steadily for virtually all segments of the population, the incidence of death and illness among 40 million American adolescents is 11% higher than it was 10 years ago. Five important factors have been recognized as contributing to the problems of today's teen-agers, 1--Substance abuse: Two-thirds of American youth have been known to use an illicit drug before completing high school and 20% smoke cigarettes daily.