The 13 most dangerous teen health risks.

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The 13 most dangerous teen health risks.
Wed, 05-25-2011 - 12:28pm

Some interesting reading material here for parents of teens. I thought I was "up" on all the latest fads and crazes, but there were a few things I was unaware of. Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all of the issues you need to address with your teens? Or do you worry less about addressing every dangerous fad, and focus on making good choices in general?

The 13 Most Dangerous Teen Health Risks

STDs, texting while driving, sexting, “study” drug parties, candy-like chewing tobacco: Teen health risks keep rising, but mention that to your son or daughter and you’ll be lucky to get a shrug. “Despite the education provided by parents, teachers and newscasters, teens have a very egocentric mindset,” says Alec L. Miller, Psy.D., chief of child and adolescent psychology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y. “They don’t truly believe these statistics apply to them.”