teenagers http://wrkf.org en Of Cigs And Selfies: Teens Imitate Risky Behavior Shared Online http://wrkf.org/post/cigs-and-selfies-teens-imitate-risky-behavior-shared-online Teenagers put a lot of stock in what their peers are doing, and parents are forever trying to push back against that influence. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:57:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 23519 at http://wrkf.org Of Cigs And Selfies: Teens Imitate Risky Behavior Shared Online Wanna Smoke? It Could Cost You A Tooth, FDA Warns Teens http://wrkf.org/post/wanna-smoke-it-could-cost-you-tooth-fda-warns-teens When it comes to persuading teenagers not to smoke, you have to think short-term, the Food and Drug Administration says.<p>"While most teens understand the serious health risks associated with tobacco use, they often don't believe the long-term consequences will ever apply to them," FDA Commissioner <a href="http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/ucm193998.htm">Margaret Hamburg</a> told reporters Monday before unveiling the agency's first-ever anti-smoking campaign.<p>Instead, the ads focus on how smoking affects teenagers' appearance by ruining their skin and messing up their teeth. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Rob Stein 22111 at http://wrkf.org Wanna Smoke? It Could Cost You A Tooth, FDA Warns Teens Most Teens Aren't Active Enough, And It's Not Always Their Fault http://wrkf.org/post/most-teens-arent-active-enough-and-its-not-always-their-fault Sure, you think, my kid's on a football team. That takes care of his exercise needs, right? Probably not.<p>"There are these bursts of activity," says <a href="http://sallis.ucsd.edu/">Jim Sallis</a>, a professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:27:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 22072 at http://wrkf.org Most Teens Aren't Active Enough, And It's Not Always Their Fault Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times http://wrkf.org/post/parents-sleep-deprived-teens-push-later-school-start-times Cristina Sevin knows the drill. Her 15-year-old son Isaac's first alarm goes off at 6:05 a.m.<p>When he sleeps right through it, Mom starts the nudging. But she also has to wake up 16-year-old Lily. She flips on the bedroom lights. "Lily, you gotta get up!"<p>They have to be out the door before 6:35 a.m. in their Annapolis, Md., neighborhood in order to catch the bus for a 7:17 school start. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 07:54:00 +0000 editor 19505 at http://wrkf.org Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times