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The Most Dangerous Game: Young Athletes Taking Energy Boosters

Boost or bust? Credit: Getty Images When an 11-year-old patient developed an irregular heartbeat after eating what he told me was...Children are being exposed to exceptionally high levels of stimulants, all in an attempt to improve performance.

Why Is My Teenage Son Overeating? From Dr. Drew

Sex and addiction expert Dr. Drew responds to a concerned mother's question about her teenage son's unhealthy eating habits.
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Dr. Drew responds to a concerned mother's question about her teenage son's unhealthy eating habits.

Teens on Facebook More Likely to Drink Than Their Non-Social Networking Peers

Teens who drink alcohol spend more time on the computer for fun -- listening to music and updating their online profiles -- than their...Study finds teens who use computers for socializing and listening to music are more likely to drink.

Parenting an ADHD Child, Age by Age

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The benefits of following some tried-and-true parenting techniques can provide you with even greater...
Establishing good parenting skills, educating yourself, and advocating for your child are the most important tools for successfully raising your ADHD child.

Girl-On-Girl Video Violence A Troubling Teen Trend

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Physical fighting is a growing trend among girls. Credit: Getty Images
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If your teen daughter aspires for a career in the limelight, the road to rock-star fame has gone viral, and there's a role for you, too: Goad her on as she stages a girl-on-girl fight and capture it on video.

The Hero Next Door: Kim Tschirret

Kim Tschirret, a mother in Raleigh, N.C., started Hope Reins, a program that puts together troubled children and rescued horses.
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Kim Tschirret, a mother in Raleigh, N.C., started Hope Reins, a program that puts together troubled children and rescued horses.

Number of Depressed College Students On the Rise, Study Says

A breeding ground for depressed students. Credit: AP Parents hear a lot of buzz about the stress college students face today,...A recent study of college students suggests that the declining emotional condition of students is on the rise. Is your child among those suffering?

'Teenage as a Second Language': Q&A With Author Barbara Greenberg, PhD

Your teen will talk, but you have to wait until she's ready. Credit: Adams Media
Fine. Whatever. I don't care. That's the opening to...
Do you ever feel like you and your teen are speaking different languages? Well, you're right, but there's help.

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