Items Tagged ‘teenagers’

Ask the Doctors - How can I convince my parents that vegetarianism is healthy?

September 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I convince my parents that vegetarianism is healthy?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve always loved animals and now I want to stop eating meat. But I’m 15 years old and my parents think that’s too young to make such a big decision. What can I tell them about being a vegetarian? I’m hoping I can persuade them it’s OK. We think it’s admirable that you […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, iron, teenagers, vegetarian, vegetarian diet, vitamin b12


Ask the Doctors - Is marijuana addictive?

May 18, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is marijuana addictive?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Marijuana seems to be increasingly accepted in our country.  But I worry about my kids using it?  Is it addictive? You’re right to be worried – and not only because marijuana can indeed be addictive. Marijuana has gained greater acceptance in this country, not in small part because its medical use can stimulate appetite, control […]

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Tags: addiction, Dr. Robert Ashley, drug abuse, marijuana, schizophrenia, teenagers


Cancer protection for boys and girls: The HPV vaccine

January 18, 2017

Cancer protection for boys and girls: The HPV vaccine

By uclahealth uclahealth

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the United States, is often referred to as the cervical cancer vaccine. It’s true that HPV causes most cervical cancers, but it’s also true that the vaccine is effective against other types of cancer in both men and women, which is […]

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Tags: adolescence, cancer, cervical cancer vaccine, cevical cancer, genital warts, HPV, HPV vaccine, human papillomavirus vaccine, mouth cancer, oral sex, teenagers, vaccine