Think Before You Drink and Drive

On July 29th my friend, Olivia, went to a party and made the mistake of getting into a car with a person who was intoxicated. At around 4am the car she was in crashed into a pole. Olivia was only 16 years old when she…

Adopt a Healthy Habit

Summer is a great time for all things fun, whether it’s heading to the beach with friends or exploring a new museum. It’s also a great time to adopt some health habits that will help keep you healthy and safe this summer. Drink Water It…

Trusting Your Gut

College. There seems to be an endless supply of blogs written and articles posted on the subject. It has been the topic of most of my waking thoughts for the past four years of high school. However rather anticlimactically, one day you receive your last…

Introducing Maura!

Hi everyone! My name is Maura, and I just finished my freshman year at Cornell University where I am majoring in Human Biology, Health and Society. Right now, I am on the pre-med track, but I am currently deciding whether or not I want to…

PCOS Blog

PCOS and Weight Gain: What’s the Deal?

While weight is a sensitive topic for everyone, it can be especially sensitive for teens with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) because weight gain can be a symptom of PCOS. Depending on someone’s current weight and height, 5-10% weight loss is sometimes recommended for women with…

Introducing Dulce!

Hey! My name is Dulce and I am a junior in high school.  I am extremely excited to be a peer leader here at Boston Children’s Hospital. I am very friendly and I enjoy making friends, so don’t be afraid to say hi! I am…

PCOS Blog

Not Just a Hormone Imbalance

PCOS is primarily known as an endocrine disorder yet it impacts more than just hormone levels. While the majority of research studies focus on the prevention of long term health consequences such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, few studies acknowledge that PCOS greatly impacts a…

Meaningful Music

My friends and I always joke around about how Twitter is our daily dose of news. I am made aware of everything happening in the world through Twitter and trending tweets. One specific thing brought to my awareness through Twitter was the Childish Gambino music…