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Energy Drain

Many teenagers are turning to energy drinks as a way to stay awake and alert during school and sports, but ...

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Differences of Sex Development Clinic: Treating Complex Congenital Conditions

Washington University physicians at St. Louis Children’s Hospital created the Differences of Sex Development (DSD) Clinic to provide in one ...

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The Birds and the Bees: An Ongoing Conversation

Having the “talk” with your child doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking event. Sex—it’s spelled with three letters, but it ...

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Juuling: A New Smoking Trend

An e-cigarette that looks like a flash drive is gaining popularity among teenagers and can serve as a gateway to ...

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Breast Lumps | Teenage Girls’ Health

If you find a lump or bump in your breast, it’s natural to be concerned. That said, it’s not uncommon ...

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Physician Profile: Holly Hoefgen, MD, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist

Even before entering medical school, Holly Hoefgen, MD, Washington University pediatric and adolescent gynecologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, was ...

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Clearing the Smoke Screen

Over the past few years, e-cigarettes have become increasingly popular with teens, who see them as fashionable accessories and a ...

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What Parents Need to Know About Opioid Abuse

For many parents of teenagers, myself included, the rising use of opioids is incredibly concerning. Questions such as what can ...

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Should my child get the HPV vaccine?

I am a doctor and a mom of three daughters. And, yes, I will be vaccinating all of them against ...

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The Effects of Bullying: Recognizing the Signs of Bullying and How to Prevent It

Dr. Sarah Garwood, an adolescent pediatrician with Washington University at St. Louis Children’s Hospital discusses the signs, effects and prevention ...