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Teen Health Book A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Health and Well Being

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ISBN-10: 0393324273

ISBN-13: 9780393324273

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ralph I. Lopez, Kate Kelly

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List price: $24.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Ralph I. Lopez has practiced adolescent medicine for more than thirty years. He is an associate professor at Weill Medical College, Cornell University, in New York.

The Onset of Puberty and the Changes It Brings
Does Your Teen Need a New Doctor?
Changing Thoughts on Teen Health Care
Toward a More Teen-Friendly Environment
An Increasing Need for Privacy
The Importance of Confidentiality
Considering a New Doctor
Finding the Right Patient-Doctor Match
Shifting Responsibility
Puberty: Your Developing Child, Your Developing Teen
So What Exactly Is Puberty?
Talking (Out Loud) about Puberty
Puberty Is More Than Body Changes
Growth before Puberty
How Male/Female Growth Is the Same
Glandular Changes
Skin Changes
Male Growth Pattern
Measuring Genital Development: The Tanner System
Male Facial Hair
Testosterone Makes Itself Known
Same-Gender Talks Work Best at This Age
Female Growth Pattern
Pubertal Growth in Girls
So When Will It Start?
Talking about Menstruation
Moving On
The Emotional Life of the Adolescent
The Nature of Adolescence
But Who Are They?
Internal Pressures
External Pressures
Normal and Coping?
Coping or Depressed?
Health and Lifestyle Issues
The Sleep-Deprived Teen
Sleep Physiology
Teen Sleep Requirements
Why Teens Don't Sleep
Helping Your Teen Fit In More Sleep
Sleep Disorders
Teens, Nutrition, and Eating Disorders
Eating Well and Judging Nutritional Value
What Calories Mean to Your Teen
How Food Sources Vary
The Need for Fat
Teens and Cholesterol
What Vitamins and Minerals Do
Guiding toward Better Eating
Weight Issues
Eating Disorders
Teens and Special Diets
The Teen Obsession: Skin
Allergic Skin Reactions and Dermatitis
Fungal Skin Infections
Viral Skin Infections
Moles and Spots
The Importance of Sunscreens
Tattoos and Piercings
Teens and Sports: Sports-Related Injuries
The Importance of the Physical Exam
The Importance of Nutrition
Body Types and Their Effect on Sports Participation
Suiting Up Properly
The Rise (and Fall?) of the Early Developer
The Female Athlete
General Health Problems
Injuries and Treatment
Remembering What Is Important
Teen Sexual Practices and Issues
Sexuality and the Adolescent
Sex and the Teen
But What Are They Doing?
"What Is Normal?"
Talking to Your Teen
Teaching or Reaffirming Values
The Homosexual Teen
"Coming Out"
Birth Control
Abstinence, the Rhythm Method, and Withdrawal
Intrauterine Devices
Barrier Methods
Hormonal Methods
Newly Released Birth Control Methods
Helping Your Teen (Both Sons and Daughters) "Do the Right Thing"
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
How Prevalent are STDs?
Viral Infections
Bacterial Infections
Fungal Infections
Teen Awareness
Teen Substance Abuse
What Parents Need to Know about Substance Abuse
Learning about Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Recognizing a Drug User
Finding the Right Time
The Information Pipeline
The Discovery: Your Teen Is Drinking or Using Drugs
Getting Additional Advice or Help
Putting a Teen into a Rehabilitation Program
Is This an Emergency?
Improving Your Knowledge
Teens and Alcohol
Alcohol as Part of the Teen Scene
What Parents Should Know about Alcohol
Measuring Alcohol Consumption
Responsible Drinking
So You Think Your Teen's Been Drinking
If Your Teen Comes Home Drunk
If the Shoe Fits
Helping Your Teen
The Party Scene
The Underage College Years
Teens and Smoking
Marketing to Teens
Why Teens Start
The Effects of Nicotine
Other Means of Taking in Nicotine
The Gateway Theory
Forming New Habits
A Few Definitions
Understanding the Chemistry of Pot
How Pot Is Used
The Mind-Altering Aspects of Pot
Drug Testing
"How Can I Know What My Teen Is Doing?"
Long-Term Use of THC
Pot Is Illegal, but That's a Small Deterrent
Therapeutic Use of Marijuana
Hallucinogens and Stimulants
About Hallucinogens
Other Frequently Used Drugs
Amyl Nitrate, or "Poppers"
Ketamine, or "Vitamin K"
Barbiturates and Quaaludes
The Adolescent, Head to Toe: Common Ailments
Whole Body Issues
The Head
The Eyes
The Nose
The Ears
The Mouth
The Throat
The Neck Area
Neck Pain
The Glands
The Spine and Back
The Spine
The Back
The Shoulders, Chest, and Heart
The Shoulders
The Chest
The Heart
The Abdomen and Digestive System
The Esophageal Area
The Stomach
The Abdomen
The Liver
The Umbilicus, or Belly Button
The Urinary Tract
The Bladder
The Kidneys
The Female Reproductive System
Timing of the First Pelvic Exam
The Pelvic Exam
The Rate of Female Development
Disorders of the Reproductive System
The Male Reproductive System
The Prostatic Gland
The Penis
The Scrotum
The Testicles
The Hips, Legs, and Feet
Hip Problems in Adolescents
The Legs
The Knees
The Lower Leg
The Feet
The Toes
Web Sites for Parents and Teens