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Health & Safety: Teens
If teens are smoking, they might be making other poor decisions. Credit: Getty Images Teenagers are known to be impulsive, but a new ...Teenagers are known to be impulsive, but a new study suggests that if they smoke cigarettes, they might become even more reckless and less adept at making decisions.
A child's access to affordable health care varies widely from state-to-state. Credit: Getty A recent analysis of states' performance ...Nationally, 10 percent of children are uninsured, with the rate exceeding 16 percent in three states.
This year's immunization guidelines cover a range of conditions such as influenza, pertussis and genital warts. Credit: Justin Sullivan, ...Among the new guidelines is a recommendation that adolescents get a booster dose of meningococcal vaccine.
Study shows that high school athletes who experience head trauma show signs of "post-concussion syndrome." Credit: Wade Payne, AP ...Repeated concussions suffered by college and professional athletes have been a growing concern in recent years because of their potential long-term impact on the brain. Now a study finds that the damage may begin much earlier -- in high school.
Come September, teens won't be allowed in public or private schools without proof of a whooping cough booster shot. Credit: Getty If ...New California law requires kids in grades seven through 12 to get whooping cough vaccine.
Tanner Hisey, center, puts icing on Christmas cookies with his sister Siera, right, and half-sister Tyler Smith in their home near Clyde, ...Every time his kids cough, Dave Hisey's mind starts to race. Is it cancer? Is it coming back?