Depression in teens: What you should know

Being a teenager is stressful. Teenagers today have to ensure that their schoolwork is completed, that they are meeting expectations from their family, and that they have time to communicate with their friends, all while balancing hormonal changes and societal pressures. That’s stressful enough. But what if a teenager is being bullied on social media?…
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Sexual health for cancer survivors

“How’s your sex life?” Did your oncologist ask you this question at any time during your cancer experience? Chances are they didn’t. Statistically, less than 50 percent of cancer patients report having had any conversation with their doctors about their sexual health. Why is this? You are getting a lot of information and maybe you…
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Physical exams at the pediatrician: What to know

When should a doctor do a genitourinary (GU) exam? A GU exam is an important part of the physical exam at the annual checkup. Pediatricians must make sure that children are developing through puberty at the appropriate time. There are conditions that can cause puberty to start too early or too late. Your pediatrician should…
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