Dr. James Fitzgibbon, adolescent medicine specialist, originally wanted to be a chemist like his father, but it was his conversations with and mutual respect for teens that led him into adolescent medicine. As the oldest of 13 children, including a set of triplets and twins, Dr. Fitz, as he’s known at Akron Children’s, related […]
Homework assignments. Favorite video games. Friends at school. The latest Snapchat filter. Those kinds of discussions are easy for parents to have with their tweens and teens. But when it comes to tackling more sensitive topics, like sex and teen pregnancy, the conversation can become awkward and difficult for parents to initiate – and for […]
The privacy of health information is an important consideration for teens who may need to discuss some of their riskier behaviors with a medical professional.
Though the default setting for teen Facebook accounts makes information only shareable with friends, they now have the option to manually change it. And parents, teachers and physicians alike are concerned.
E-cigarettes have been touted as a safe way to help adults quit smoking, but the rising trend in teen usage is alarming researchers and parents alike.