I cover health in young people – that means millennials and much more – with an emphasis on mental health.

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Sexting linked to anxiety, depression, and substance use in teens

Sexting is not inherently dangerous, study authors wrote. But it may be linked to other risky behaviors, especially in younger adolescents.

Suicide rates are up 33 percent since 1999. What’s causing it and what you can do.

Although there’s no one solution, suicide is preventable, experts say, and requires a public health approach.

College affirmative action bans linked to higher rates of smoking among minority youth

“Educational policies can have these unintended health consequences,” one of the researchers said. "We can't discuss social policy in a vacuum."

Souls Shot: Portraits of Philadelphia gunshot victims celebrate young lives lost

The traveling exhibit opened at Einstein Medical Center this week, and will be open and free to the public through June 26.

How $20 helped a grieving sister, an unsuspecting waitress, and students with library fees

A high school teacher gave each of her students $20 and instructions to help someone in need or do a random act of kindness.

Dietary supplements linked with risk of disability and death in youth, study suggests

Compared to vitamins, dietary supplements for weight loss, muscle building, and energy pose nearly three times the risk of severe medical events.

Nearly half of men hospitalized with physical injuries develop depression or PTSD, study suggests

Yet most hospitals don't screen injury patients for mental illness, which can put patients at risk for poor recovery or even longterm disability.

‘These were supposed to be her breaths’: Life gifted by another’s death leaves behind guilt and gratitude

The number of organ transplants performed in the U.S. is at an all-time high (more than 36,500), creating a pressing need to provide mental health support for recipients, experts say.

How to protect your mental health from social media

It doesn’t involve quitting Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat altogether.