New Pro-Circumcision Guidelines: Cutting Comments, Adolescent Choice
The CDC stopped short of actually telling parents they must circumcise their baby boys; instead the agency proposed guidelines -- including a new recommendation that un-circumcised adolescent boys discuss the benefits and risks with their doctors -- and laid out the latest research.
Pediatricians: Middle And High School Should Start No Earlier Than 8:30 AM
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., citing the growing research that rampant sleep deprivation hurts teens in multiple ways, from mood to academics to car crashes.
A Bittersweet Graduation For Patients At The Mass. Hospital School
Like students across the country, many of these kids are getting ready for graduation, but it's different: all the students here are also patients and they’re leaving the hospital they’ve called home for years, and in some cases, a decade or more.
What Teens Say Teens Should Know About Sexually Transmitted Diseases
As a peer educator I’ve heard some pretty interesting misconceptions about sexual health and STDs. One myth is that STDs have obvious symptoms, like localized pain or some other physical sign. In fact, this is quite the opposite! STDs often show NO symptoms.
Third Teen Suicide In Newton: What Can You Say?
Tonight at the Newton South High School Auditorium, school officials and mental health experts will try to offer some guidance on how to talk to children about suicide and how best to support kids and families reeling from the news of a third teen suicide in this community since the start of the school year.