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Sleep keeps both our body and mind healthy. Research suggests that this is especially true for teens, who need at least 8 hours and sometimes even 10 hours a night. [1] Teenagers need more sleep because of the physical and emotional development that is happening. In fact, if teens don’t get enough shut-eye, they often have problems […]

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E-cigarette use – or “vaping” – among youth is on a dramatic rise. In just one year, from 2017 to 2018, e-cigarette use rose by 78% among high school students [1]. With almost 3 in 5 teens vaping, more high school students than adults smoke e-cigarettes [2]. Of great concern, only one in three teens […]

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It probably won’t surprise you to learn that most youth in America today are connected to technology. The Pew Research Center reports that, as of 2018, almost all teens (95%) have access to a smartphone [1]. Not only are smartphones owned by young people across income and racial/ethnic lines, they are changing the way that […]

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With the help of Twitter and various other social media platforms, the #MeToo movement continues to shape and grow the global conversation around sexual violence [1]. While incredibly important and a much-needed shift in the way people think about what acceptable behavior looks like, the movement tends to focus on adult experiences. We forget that […]

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