Teen Health

  • Safety is the number one priority as summertime brings water activities for families

    The importance of water safety from NYDS Dept. of Consumer Protection

    Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer when many families head to swimming pools, beaches and lakes to enjoy the warmer weather. It is critical to follow proper safety protocol near any body of water to prevent accidents. read more »
  • Marijuana is going mainstream…but does that make it safe?

    Six insights all parents should know

    Now that marijuana is more widely legal and available, teens (and even their parents) may believe there are no consequences. As a guest on The Mayo Lab Podcast with David Magee, Dr. Larry Walker discusses the effects of cannabis on young people’s brains and their mental health. read more »
  • Looking out for your lungs

    5 ways to keep yours healthy

    The lungs are the centerpiece of your respiratory system. When you inhale, air enters your lungs and oxygen from that air moves to your blood. At the same time, carbon dioxide, a waste gas, moves from your blood to the lungs and gets exhaled. This process is essential to life. read more »
  • Apple guacamole

    Add a crispy, crunchy twist to an old favorite

    Nearly everyone is looking for that next fun yet easy dish to make for friends and family. Whether it’s for a birthday party, anniversary celebration, date night or just a friendly neighbor stopping by for an afternoon of visiting, you can strive to impress with some of the latest recipes. read more »
  • Bring on dessert with better-for-you sweets

    3 recipes that add lots of healthy stuff with prunes

    If healthier eating holds a prominent spot on your list of goals, you may feel it’s necessary to eliminate some of your sweetest favorites. However, committing to a nutritionally friendly way of life doesn’t have to leave desserts by the wayside. read more »
  • On-the-go breakfast options

    Try one of these tasty breakfast ideas

    If you’re in need of a quick breakfast, consider starting your day with one of these tasty breakfast ideas. read more »