• Teens

    5 Tips for Surviving Shots

    If you’re afraid of shots, you’re not alone. Next time your doc asks you to roll up your sleeve, try these tips.

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  • Teens

    5 Ways to Get Drivers to Stop Texting

    If a texting driver is making you nervous but you’re not sure how to bring the topic up, here are some ideas.

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  • Teens

    Ankle Sprains

    A sprained ankle is a very common injury that happens when the ligaments that support the ankle get overly stretched or torn. Find out how to avoid ankle sprains and what to do if you get one.

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    ATV Safety

    ATVs provide off-road fun. But with the thrills come big risks like rollovers and collisions. Here are tips for teens on staying safe.

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  • Teens

    Bad-Weather Driving

    Factors beyond your control may affect driving conditions: rain, wind, snow, ice, bright sun, fog, and hail, just to name a few. So what should you do if you find yourself driving in bad weather?

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    Bike Safety

    The sun is shining – why not dust off your bike and go for a ride? Before you hit the trail, though, read these tips on the right type of bike and gear you will need.

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  • Teens

    Buckle Fractures

    A buckle or torus fracture is a type of broken bone. One side of the bone bends, raising a little buckle, without breaking the other side of the bone. Teens don’t usually get this type of fracture.

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  • Teens

    Bug Bites and Stings

    Generally, insect bites and stings are harmless. Find out how to keep pests from ruining your fun.

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  • Teens

    Casts

    This article for teens has tips on taking care of a cast so it keeps working as it should.

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  • Teens

    Chiggers

    Chigger bites aren’t painful but they do cause intense itching. Find out more about the tiny critters that cause these itchy bites and what you can do to deal with and prevent them.

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  • Teens

    Comminuted Fractures

    A comminuted fracture is a type of broken bone. The bone is broken into more than two pieces.

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    Compression Fracture of the Spine

    A compression fracture of the spine is when the vertebrae (bones that form the spine) collapses. People with weakened bones can get them from a minor fall or with no trauma at all.

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    Concussions

    In a concussion, the brain shifts inside the skull. This can cause a sudden – but usually temporary – disruption in a person’s ability to function properly and feel well. Here’s what to do if you suspect a concussion.

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  • Teens

    Cuts, Scratches, and Scrapes

    Most small cuts, scrapes, or abrasions heal on their own. Here are tips for teens on how to treat cuts at home – and when to get medical help.

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  • Teens

    Dealing With a Knocked-Out Tooth

    A knocked-out tooth is a dental emergency. Find out what to do by reading this printable instruction sheet.

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  • Teens

    Dealing With Broken Bones

    A broken bone requires emergency medical care. Find out what to do in this printable instruction sheet.

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  • Teens

    Dealing With Burns

    Some burns can be treated at home, but others need emergency medical care. Find out what to do by reading this printable instruction sheet.

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    Dealing With Cuts and Wounds

    Most cuts can be safely treated at home, but deep cuts and certain other injuries require medical treatment. Find out what to do by reading this printable instruction sheet.

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  • Teens

    Dealing With Falls

    Falls are mostly a problem for young children and old people, but they can happen to active teens. Find out what to do – and when to get medical attention – by reading this printable instruction sheet.

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  • Teens

    Dealing With Sports Injuries

    You practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries – and how to avoid getting them.

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  • Teens

    Dehydration

    Dehydration is when the amount of water in the body has dropped too low. Read about what causes dehydration, what it does to your body, and how to prevent it.

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  • Teens

    Dynamic Stretching (Video)

    These videos guide you through 8 dynamic stretches that target different muscles and areas of the body.

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  • Teens

    Earbuds

    Earbuds are basically a tiny pair of speakers that go inside the ears. They’re fine at low volumes, but they can cause permanent hearing loss if not used properly. Find out what’s safe (and not) in this article for teens.

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  • Teens

    Figuring Out Health News

    News reports on health and medicine can be confusing —and sometimes downright scary. How do you know what is important and accurate?

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  • Teens

    Finding Low-Cost Medical Care

    If you need medical care but don’t think you can afford it, you’re not alone. Get tips on finding low-cost or free care in this article for teens.

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  • Teens

    Fireworks Safety

    Fireworks safety starts with the manufacturer, but it ends with you! Read these tips on handling fireworks safely and have a blast on the Fourth!

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  • Teens

    First Aid: Broken Bones

    A broken bone requires emergency medical care. Here’s what to do.

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  • Teens

    Greenstick Fractures

    A greenstick fracture is a type of broken bone. The bone cracks on one side only, not all the way through the bone.

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  • Teens

    Groin Strain

    A groin strain is when one or more of the muscles in the inner thigh gets stretched, injured, or torn. Find out what to do for groin strains.

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  • Teens

    Gun Safety

    Every year, guns are used to kill or injure thousands of Americans. Here’s how to keep yourself safe, whether your family has guns at home or not.

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  • Teens

    Head Lice

    Lice aren’t dangerous, but they do spread from person to person easily. They can also be hard to get rid of. Find out how to prevent lice — and what to do if someone you know has them.

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  • Teens

    Hip Pointer

    Most hip pointer injuries can be easily treated and heal in their own time. Find out what to do in this article for teens.

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  • Teens

    How Broken Bones Heal

    Broken bones have an amazing ability to heal. New bone forms within a few weeks of the injury, although full healing can take longer.

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  • Teens

    I Got Blisters From a Sunburn. What Should I Do?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

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  • Teens

    I Just Got My License – Now What?

    You have joined the millions of new drivers already behind the wheel. Here are a few tips to keep you both sane and safe.

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  • Teens

    Jamming the Traffic

    Congestion, nighttime, and construction zone driving are tricky driving conditions. Here are tips for teen drivers on handling these situations.

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  • Teens

    Knee Injuries

    Healthy knees are needed for many activities and sports and getting hurt can mean some time sitting on the sidelines.

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  • Teens

    Meniscus Tears

    The key to healing meniscus tears is not to get back into play too quickly. Find out what meniscus tears are and how to treat them.

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  • Teens

    Nosebleeds

    Although nosebleeds are usually harmless and easily controlled, it may look like a gallon of blood is coming from your nose! Read this article to find out what causes nosebleeds and how to stop them.

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  • Teens

    Online Safety

    Whether it’s protecting yourself from hackers or cyberbullies, these tips for teens will help you navigate the digital world safely.

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  • Teens

    Overuse Injuries

    Overuse (or repetitive stress) injuries happen when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, causing problems like swelling, pain, muscle strain, and tissue damage.

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  • Teens

    Poison Ivy

    Poison ivy can grow anywhere, from the woods to your backyard. This article for teens has tips on how to avoid the plant and what to do if you get a rash.

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  • Teens

    Protecting Your Online Identity and Reputation

    The virtual world is full of opportunities to interact with people around the world. It’s also a place where nothing is temporary. Here are some tips for safeguarding your online identity.

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  • Teens

    Rape

    Rape is forced, unwanted sexual intercourse. Rape is about power, not sex. Both men and women of any age can be raped. Find out what you can do and how to take care of yourself after a rape.

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  • Teens

    Repetitive Stress Injuries in Sports

    Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen when movements are repeated over and over, damaging a bone, tendon, or joint.

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  • Teens

    Road Tripping

    Whether you’re driving your friends to the beach for the day or going on vacation with your family, read these tips for surviving road trips.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Baseball

    Baseball is by no means a dangerous sport. But it can present a very real risk of injuries from things like wild pitches, batted balls, and collisions in the field.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Basketball

    It’s fun to play and great exercise, but basketball is also a contact sport, and injuries happen. To stay safe on the basketball court, follow these safety tips.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Cheerleading

    Cheerleading today requires considerable athletic ability. The more challenging it gets, the greater the risk of getting hurt. Find out how to avoid injuries.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Fastpitch Softball

    Softball is a very safe sport, especially slow-pitch. But in fastpitch, things speed up, and that increases the chances of getting hurt. So keep these safety tips in mind.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Field Hockey

    Field hockey is a contact sport, and injuries are bound to happen. To minimize your risk of injury, follow these safety tips.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Football

    Football is a lot of fun, but since the name of the game is to hit somebody, injuries are common. To keep things as safe as possible, follow these tips.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Golf

    While it may seem silly to think of golf and danger in the same sentence, injuries can and do happen. To learn how to stay safe on the golf course, take a look at these safety tips.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Gymnastics

    Gymnastics is a great sport and a fun way to get a muscular, toned body. But, it also presents a very real risk of injury. To keep things safe during practice and competition, follow these tips.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Hockey

    As fun as it is, ice hockey carries a very real risk of injury. To find out how to stay as safe as possible, follow these tips.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Inline Skating

    Inline skating is good exercise and an excellent off-season training program for hockey and skiing. To stay safe while inline skating, take a look at these tips.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Lacrosse

    When everyone’s moving so fast and using sticks to sling a solid rubber ball around, injuries are bound to happen in lacrosse. Here’s how to avoid them.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Running

    Injuries can be common, and runners should always be aware of their surroundings. To keep things safe while running, follow these tips.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Skateboarding

    Skateboarding is undeniably cool, but it’s also easy to get hurt. Keep it safe while skateboarding with these safety tips.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Skiing

    There’s a lot to love about skiing, but it can also present some very real dangers. Follow these tips to stay safe on the slopes.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Sledding

    Sledding is a lot of fun, but can also cause injuries, some of them pretty serious. To keep yourself safe while sledding, follow these safety tips.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Snowboarding

    Snowboarding is a great way to have fun, but it can also present some very real dangers. Follow these safety tips to learn how to stay safe on the slopes.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Soccer

    Soccer is easy to learn at a young age, and it’s great exercise. But it’s also a contact sport, and injuries are bound to happen. To help prevent mishaps, follow these safety tips.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Swimming

    To keep things as safe as possible for swimming season, follow these tips.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Tennis

    Injuries in tennis are rare, but it’s good to be aware before you play. To minimize your risk of injury while playing tennis, follow these safety tips.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Volleyball

    Following these tips can help protect you from injuries while playing volleyball.

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  • Teens

    Safety Tips: Wrestling

    In wrestling, injuries are bound to happen sometimes. To keep things as safe as possible, follow these tips.

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  • Teens

    Self-Defense

    Many people think of self-defense as a karate kick to the groin or jab in the eyes of an attacker. But self-defense is actually about using your smarts — not your fists.

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  • Teens

    Serious Allergic Reactions (Anaphylaxis)

    A person with severe allergies can be at risk for a sudden, serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. This reaction can seem scary, but the good news is it can be treated.

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  • Teens

    Splinters

    It may be tempting to ignore a splinter, especially if it doesn’t hurt. But a splinter can become infected, so you should try to get it out as soon as you notice it.

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  • Teens

    Splints

    A splint is a support device that keeps an injured area from moving. Doctors often use splints to hold bones and joints in place so they can heal after a fracture.

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  • Teens

    Sports and Concussions

    As long as people play sports, there will be concussions from time to time. Find out how to protect yourself and what to do if you get a concussion playing sports.

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  • Teens

    Sports and Exercise Safety

    Playing hard doesn’t have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.

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  • Teens

    Strains and Sprains

    Sprains and strains are common injuries, especially for people who play hard or are into sports. Find out what they are and how to recuperate from one.

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  • Teens

    Summer Safety Center

    Want to avoid summer hazards so you can focus on the fun? This center offers tips for teens.

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  • Teens

    Tanning

    The sun can do a lot more than just give you a warm summer glow. Get the facts on sun and skin damage – and what you can do to protect yourself and still look tan.

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  • Teens

    Technology: 5 Ways To Reboot Yourself

    Sending and receiving messages late at night can disrupt your sleep and leave you tired and unfocused when it’s time for school.

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  • Teens

    Testicular Injuries

    Serious testicular injuries are relatively uncommon, but testicular injury can be painful. Read this to find out what steps you can take to protect yourself from injury.

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  • Teens

    Texting on the Move

    You’ve heard the warnings about texting and driving, but it’s also risky to text and walk. Read our tips for safe texting.

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  • Teens

    The Keys to Defensive Driving

    These defensive driving skills can help you avoid the dangers caused by other people’s bad driving.

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  • Teens

    Water Safety

    Swimming and other water sports are a great way to beat the heat. Read this article to find out how you can stay safe at the pool, beach, lake – and even the water park.

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  • Teens

    What If a Parent Won’t Stop Texting While Driving?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

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  • Teens

    What to Do After a Car Crash

    Although you do your best to drive responsibly and defensively, it’s still a good idea to know what to do just in case you end up in an accident.

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  • Teens

    What to Do in an Emergency

    Emergencies happen when we least expect them, and they require fast thinking and action. Here are some things to know so you’ll be prepared.

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  • Teens

    What to Expect When Your Cast Comes Off

    You probably can’t wait to get back to your normal activities, but it takes a while for a limb that’s been in a cast to finish healing. Here’s what to expect.

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  • Teens

    Why Did I Feel Like Throwing Up After Stepping on a Nail?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

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  • Teens

    Why Wear a Helmet If It Can’t Prevent Concussions?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

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