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What to Expect When Your Son Reaches Puberty

As a boy begins to mature, their body and mind go through a lot of changes. It can be tough not only for kids but for their parents too. From growth spurts - and the appetites to match - to strange…

From  Nathan Tanner on September 12th, 2021 86 plays 0  

How to Identify and Discuss Self-Harm in Teens

As a parent, if you suspect your child may be engaging in self-harming behaviors, you may not be sure what to do to help. In this in-depth discussion, psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Conover explains how to…

From  Nathan Tanner on July 8th, 2021 85 plays 0  

Seemingly Minor Sports Injuries You Should Have Examined

For many athletes, a little pain comes with the territory. But sometimes, that seemingly minor injury could actually be a sign of something significantly more serious. Athletic trainer Travis Nolan…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 5th, 2021 31 plays 0  

Should I Talk to My Teen if I’m Worried That They’re Depressed?

If you suspect that your teenager may be suffering from depression, could talking to them about it make them feel worse? According to Dr. Thomas Conover, as a parent of a teen, communication is key…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 5th, 2021 51 plays 0  

What Are Key Indicators of Depression in Teenagers?

As a parent, Identifying signs of clinical depression in your teenager can be quite difficult. Dr. Thomas Conover looks for negative changes in these key areas: school performance, participation in…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 16th, 2021 50 plays 0  

Moody Teenager or Depression?

Most teenagers experience changes in their mood and emotions during puberty, whether it be trying to isolate themselves in their room, not wanting to do things with the family, or general…

From  Nathan Tanner on January 27th, 2021 81 plays 0  

How to Support Your Teenager Through Social Reorientation

The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit our teens hard. Major life events are postponed or canceled. Social interactions are cut off. Experts are describing this as “social…

From  Nathan Tanner on May 4th, 2020 42 plays 0  

How Can I Talk About Health with My Teenager?

Are you the parent of a teenager? Then you know how hard it can be to talk to them about, well, anything. This is especially true when trying to talk about their health. Dr. Cindy Gellner recommends…

From  Nathan Tanner on November 25th, 2019 46 plays 0  

How to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, According to a Pediatrician

Teen pregnancy is something pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner sees far more often than you’d realize. What causes teens to get pregnant? Is it lack of parent involvement? Are kids too embarrassed…

From  Nathan Tanner on October 21st, 2019 149 plays 0  

Professional Tips for Helping Your Struggling Teen

Middle school and high school can be tough. Between peer pressure, body changes, and bullies, a lot can impact your teen’s performance in school. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner shares her…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 4th, 2019 19 plays 0  

My Period Came Early – Am I Normal?

Your menstrual cycle started too early, too late. There's too much, too little—it's irregular. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones describes the conditions of a…

From  Nathan Tanner on October 24th, 2018 2,314 plays 0  

Teens Are At Risk for STDs

Just like adults, teenagers are susceptible to receiving sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some STIs are curable and have detectable…

From  Nathan Tanner on October 12th, 2018 91 plays 0  

Smartphones Increasing Emotional Health Problems in Teens

There has been a significant increase in emotional health problems among American teenagers since the adoption of smartphones. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner discusses the science and impact of…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 30th, 2018 66 plays 0  

Signs Your Child Might Be Using Drugs and Alcohol

Many indicators of drug and alcohol use are the same as typical teen behavior, or depression and anxiety. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner reviews some important signs to look for that could signal…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 28th, 2017 12 plays 0  

College Students and Medications

Because of the change in lifestyle, sometimes young adults stop taking medications when they leave for college. On today's Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen advises parents…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 14th, 2017 2 plays 0  

Recommended Age for the HPV Vaccine is 11-Years-Old

The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine prevents seven different types of cancers, pre-cancers, and genital warts. But some parents don't ask for it. Deanna Kepka, MPH, PhD, from Huntsman Cancer…

From  Nathan Tanner on July 13th, 2017 88 plays 0