Posts Categorized: Adolescent Medicine

How parents can respond to their child being bullied

Finding out that your child is not being accepted by their peers can be heartbreaking. Even worse, learning that your child has been harmed by a peer is an experience that, likely, no parent hopes to face this upcoming school year or at any time. Unfortunately, the reality is that approximately 10 percent of 6th… Read more »

Adolescent Sleep and Media Use

Have you noticed your child spending more and more time using various forms of media? The TV, computer, mobile phone, video games, and/or social media apps? If so, you’re not alone. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that overall media use among adolescents has grown over the past 10 years, especially with increased mobile… Read more »

Experts Speaks Out in Support of E-Cigarette Regulations

Experts from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences support the Allegheny County Health Department’s proposal to regulate e-cigarettes in the way that traditional cigarettes are already regulated. Cancer, family medicine, emergency medicine and pediatric physicians and other experts came together today at a press briefing to share the facts about e-cigarettes, including… Read more »

Are Students Getting Enough Sleep?

What time does your teenager’s school start classes in the morning? Is it before 8:30 a.m.? If so, your child’s school is similar to the majority of U.S. middle and high schools that start classes earlier than 8:30 a.m., according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released last week. Schools that… Read more »

Does my child have depression?

It can be tough to decide whether you think your child has depression or does not. Why is that? Mental health symptoms happen on the inside – they don’t show up like a rash on the skin that everyone can see, even though some studies show how the brain does look different with depression. When… Read more »