Nine times out of 10 teen's lack of sleep is related to normal life — too much of one thing and not enough of another. But occasionally, the problem can be linked to a serious medical issue, such as obstructive sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy.
When our teenagers go to college we want them to acquire many things: New friends with diverse backgrounds, expanded interests, more independence, and, if they have time, an education. What we don’t want them to get? Sick. In an outbreak.
Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It usually occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread upwards from the vagina to the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries.
Up to 1.3 percent of adolescents and young adults identify themselves as transgender. A local pediatrician discusses why these teens experience high rates of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.