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Adolescent Growth and Development

Cognitive Development

Relationship Development

Adolescent Health Problems and Injuries

Adolescent Mental Health

Healthy Lifestyles

Safety and Injury Prevention

Glossary

Adolescence is a transition period between childhood and adulthood. It is a stressful developmental period filled with major changes in physical maturity and sexuality, cognitive processes (ways of thinking and thought content), emotional feelings, and relationships with others.

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Addressing the health care needs of this age group requires not only addressing identified health concerns, but also considering the complicated interactions of developmental changes on health care needs, the effectiveness of treatment, health education, and health promotion.

As adolescents begin to take responsibility for their own health, education and promotion of preventive health care is very important. Teaching preventive health care (about topics such as pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted diseases, the effects of smoking, the need for immunizations, and substance use) and providing health education regarding specific health care needs to adolescents requires special consideration and effort to ensure understanding and encourage compliance.

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Treating Teen Acne
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Quizzes
Food Safety Quiz
Teen Health Quiz
Diseases & Conditions
Adolescent (13 to 18 Years)
Adolescent Mental Health Overview
Adolescents and Diabetes Mellitus
AIDS/HIV in Children
Airway Obstruction Overview
Airway Obstruction: Prevention
Amenorrhea in Teens
Anxiety Disorders in Children
Asthma and Children
Bicycle / In-Line Skating / Skateboarding Safety
Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboarding Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboarding Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboarding Safety--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates
Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboarding Safety--Prevention
Bipolar Disorder in Children
Breast Conditions
Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents
Emotional and Family Issues in Children with Heart Disease
Ewing Sarcoma
Exercise and Children
Eye Care/Avoiding Eye Injuries
Eye Safety and First Aid
Falls: Prevention
Female Growth and Development
Female Physical Development
Fire Safety and Burns
Fire Safety and Burns Overview
Fire Safety and Burns--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Fire Safety and Burns--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates
Fire Safety and Burns--Prevention
Firearm Safety and Adolescents
Firearms
Firearms--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Glossary - Adolescent Medicine
Glossary - Safety and Injury Prevention
Gynecological and Menstrual Conditions
Healthy Eating During Adolescence
High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents
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Infectious Mononucleosis in Adolescents
Major Depression in Adolescents
Male Growth and Development
Male Physical Development
Menstrual Disorders
Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents
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Normal Breast Development
Obesity in Adolescents
Online Resources - Adolescent Medicine
Online Resources - Safety and Injury Prevention
Oral Health
Osteosarcoma in Children
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Pedestrian Safety
Preventing Injuries--How You Can Help Your Child
Problems in Puberty
Puberty: Adolescent Female
Puberty: Adolescent Male
Safety and Injury Prevention for Teens
Schizophrenia in Children
Sports Safety for Children
Sports Safety for Teens
The Growing Child: Adolescent (13 to 18 Years)
Topic Index - Adolescent Medicine
Toy Safety
Toy Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Toy Safety--Prevention
Water Safety and Teens
Water Safety for Children
Water Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Water Safety--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates
Water Safety--Prevention
Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Children

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.