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Health Resources for Teens
Learn more about the body and how it functions
The Brain Facts Book
A primer on the brain and nervous system, published by the Society for Neuroscience.
Tips for Teens with Diabetes
Get useful information on diabetes and how to manage it so that you can live a long and healthy life
Learn about asthma, including what can trigger it, what happens during flare-up, and tips on coping
Why Do I Get Acne?
Learn about what causes acne and the correct way to treat it
Click to learn more about your emotional well-being
Being healthy means dealing with the changes in your body - and your mind. Relationships, body image, families, emotions ... sort it all out in this site.
Learn about what stress is and how you can deal with it
Choose My Plate
Learn everything you need to know about healthy eating habits and physical activity!
Food & Fitness
Get the lowdown on healthy eats, dieting, strength training, eating disorders, steroids, and more
A Healthy Weight
Click to get information about obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight. For girls.
Above the Influence
Above the Influence. It's a state of mind. It's about being yourself and not letting negative influence get to you.
NIDA for Teens
Science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body so that you'll be armed with better information to make healthy decisions
This site is designed to help you understand the decisions you make especially the decision to quit smoking and how those decisions fit into your life
Too Smart to Start
This site is designed to inform you of the consequences of underage alcohol use and how to avoid it
The Cool Spot
A place to get more information on alcohol and how to resist peer pressure
Sex education by teens, for teens
Learn the facts about sexual health with articles about puberty, menstruation, infections, and just about everything else you wanted to know, for guys and girls.
You and Your Sexuality
Do you have a question about sexuality? Consult this PDF to get your answers. For girls.
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