Category Archives: Newsletter Articles



A soccer player bumps into her teammate and falls hard, hitting her head on the ground. She complains of a feeling dizzy and having a bad headache. Could this athlete have a concussion? Sometimes it’s hard to know if you (or someone you see get…

Friends at College

Settling Into College

Settling into college is a process, and so, it takes time. If you’re in your freshman year, you’re well on your way. For example, you’ve probably moved your things into your dorm, which means you’ve already become more independent. Maybe you’ve done your laundry, gone…


Protecting the Skin You’re In

It’s easy to get too much sun exposure outdoors, and it’s important to take the necessary precautions to absorb the least amount of UV rays possible. Being exposed to the sun without sunscreen and using tanning booths dramatically increases your chances of getting skin cancer….


Making Healthy Sexual Decisions

Sex; it’s everywhere. You see it on TV, through advertising, and you hear about it through song lyrics. It might seem like everyone is doing it, but it’s not the case. As a teen, it’s completely normal to think about sex, have sexual feelings, and…


Summer Fun

Summer is finally here and everyone is excited to get out of “hibernation”. Many of you may have summer activities already planned, but for those of you who don’t know what to do with your free time, here are some suggestions: Volunteer: Volunteering your time…

Falling Asleep

Good Night! Teens and Sleep

Most (if not all) teens love sleeping, but more often than not they don’t get enough. Sleep is vital to our well–being because while we sleep, our bodies carry out important functions such as strengthening our immune system. Teens are supposed to get 8 ½…

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Gearing Up for College

Many high school juniors are under the impression that senior year is going to be stressful due to the workload and the college application process; but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re planning to apply to college, here are things you’ll need to keep…


Preventing Destructive Decisions: Contract for Life

Are you familiar with the Contract for Life? Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) designed a contract that facilitates communication between young people and their parents about potentially destructive decisions related to alcohol, drugs, peer pressure, and behavior. In this contract, a teen acknowledges the many…

Social Networking

Social Networking Advice

Social networking has become very popular, especially among adolescents. The sites range from older networks such as Migente, Blackplanet, Xanga, and Myspace to the newer and more popular ones, such as Facebook and Twitter. Social networks definitely have advantages; they allow you to keep in…