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Adolescent Growth and Development

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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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Home Page - Adolescent Medicine
Childrens Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Dr. James Bennett
Dr. J. Marc Cardelia
Dr. Peter Moskal
Dr. Cara Novick
Dr. William Roache
Dr. Carl St. Remy
Sports Medicine
Dr. Joel Brenner
Dr. Micah Lamb
Dr. David Smith
Health Tips
5 Home Safety Threats You Might Overlook
A Safety Checklist for Parents
A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away
All Family Time Is Quality Time
Essential Guidelines for Firework Safety
Have a Hazard-Free Halloween
Job Safety Critical for Teens
Preventing Household Poisonings
Put Peer Pressure in Its Place
Raising Kids with Self-Esteem
Teenagers and Summer Jobs
Tips to Lower a Toddler’s Choking Risk
Tote Your Baby in a Sling—Safely
Understanding the Teen Brain
Unwrap the Gift of Toy Safety
Food Safety Quiz
Kids and Swimming Safety Quiz
Teen Health Quiz
Diseases & Conditions
Adolescent (13 to 18 Years)
Airway Obstruction: Prevention
Amenorrhea in Teens
Anxiety Disorders in Children
Bicycle / In-Line Skating / Skateboarding Safety
Bicycling, Inline Skating, Skateboarding, and Scooter Safety—Prevention
Breast Conditions in Young Women
Emotional and Family Issues in Children with Heart Disease
Ewing Sarcoma in Children
Exercise and Children
Eye Safety and First Aid
Female Growth and Development
Female Physical Development
Fire Safety and Burns
Fire Safety and Burns Overview
Fire Safety and Burns—Identifying High-Risk Situations
Gynecological and Menstrual Conditions
Healthy Eating During Adolescence
High Blood Pressure in Children and Teens
Home Page - Burns
Major Depression in Teens
Male Growth and Development
Male Physical Development
Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea) in Teens
Menstrual Disorders
Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Motor Vehicle Safety Overview
Normal Breast Development
Oral Health
Osteosarcoma (Osteogenic Sarcoma) in Children
Pedestrian Safety
Preventing Falls
Problems in Puberty
Puberty: Adolescent Female
Puberty: Teen Boy
Safety and Injury Prevention for Teens
Safety for You and Your Child
Schizophrenia in Children
Sports Safety for Children
Sports Safety for Teens
Teens and Diabetes Mellitus
The Growing Child- Teenager (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—Prevention
Your Child's Asthma

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.