Teen Health

You may assume that sex trafficking is not a big problem in our corner of the world, but the truth is that the southeast is a key area for human trafficking; 40 percent of the major hubs in the United States are in the southeast. more

May 8, 2017 9:39 AM Life Skills 1 Comments

The start of a new year is a great time to adopt some healthier eating habits, and it’s not as hard as you might think. Filling up on fresh, nutrition-packed foods is easy when armed with the right recipes. Try these yummy dishes, and find more ideas more

Jan 21, 2015 9:38 AM teen health

Do you ever wonder what life would have been like if there was social media in the 80s? Think about some of your teenage memories and the intensity of that age and then imagine the pictures you could have been tagged in if social media had existed... more

Aug 22, 2014 3:30 PM Life Skills

Every school has them: the “mean girls.” But when it’s your daughter who is being hurt, that snobby clique is more than just a high school cliché. So how can you help her handle them? And when does rude cross the line to bullying? more

Aug 21, 2014 3:36 PM teen health

That is the very important question that teens and parents everywhere are asking themselves. Since some body modifications leave very lasting impressions (both physically and mentally), it’s a query that deserves serious thought. more

Apr 30, 2014 10:37 AM teen health

Check out all the benefits teens can reap by participating in a variety of summer programs. more

Apr 25, 2014 10:34 AM teen health

Is your student getting the exposure they need to snag sports scholarship? more

Apr 1, 2014 2:28 PM teen health

The dating world has changed a lot since you were a teenager because of today’s technology, and has left many parents longing for the good ole days when you asked someone out in person or on the phone.. more

Mar 21, 2014 4:05 PM teen health

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are everywhere, and plenty of teens have the chance to ride or drive one. Make sure you and your teens understand the dangers associated with ATV accidents and ways to prevent and protect against them before they hoping on more

Feb 11, 2014 4:25 PM teen health

Athletes strive to better and some teen athletes are turning to sports supplements for the help they need, but there are many risks involved in using supplements. Here are the facts that you need to know. more

Jan 30, 2014 1:59 PM teen health


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Trying out for a team can be a stressful and emotional time for a teen, especially if they don’t make the team. Mental Coach Steve Genetski answers questions and gives advice on his take on trying and trying again. more

Jan 30, 2014 11:40 AM teen health

How do you make a family member or co-worker feel valued and encourage? Teach your child these five languages, and they’ll go far in life and in relationships. more

Jan 9, 2014 11:26 AM teen health

Mental coach and sports mentor Steve Genetski of Steve’s Sports Stars offers advice and answers anonymous questions from parents of student athletes. more

Dec 5, 2013 9:51 AM teen health

Thirty years ago, kids that “acted up” a lot in school were called hyper, but the term was hardly clinical. Fast-forward to today, and it seems like every other child is being diagnosed with ADHD. more

Nov 8, 2013 9:45 AM teen health

What’s fun for some can become an obsession for others. Learn the signs of and solutions for video game addiction. more

Sep 10, 2013 4:23 PM teen health

Gretchen D. Oliver PhD, FACSM, ATC is an assistant professor of kinesiology at Auburn University and specializes in sports and exercise science. She explains why when it comes to preventing injuries in your student athlete, core strength is key. more

Aug 20, 2013 5:40 PM teen health

Dr. John Calbelka M.D. is a radiation oncologist at East Alabama Medical Center. He offered this startling insight into the medical issues that can come with tattoos. more

May 30, 2013 4:05 PM teen health

Leah Farrow is a tattoo artist at Shenanigan’s Tattoo Parlor in Auburn, Ala. She specializes in cover-ups, full color, illustration and realism. She shared some basic tattoo info with Potential: more

May 30, 2013 4:04 PM teen health

Prescription drug abuse and addiction is a growing problem for all ages, but an estimated 90 percent of addictions begin during the teen years. Get in the know about these trends to gain more control over your teen's health. more

May 30, 2013 3:20 PM teen health

Diamonds are forever; so are tattoos. But unlike a nice piece of pretty bling, your teen may not want that butterfly tattoo in 10 years. Here are some facts that you should know. more

May 30, 2013 9:53 AM teen health

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