Posted by: Cynthia Holland-Hall, MD, MPH on Sep 21, 2022


As adolescents move into young adulthood, they take on increasing responsibility for managing their own health care. By teaching your teen the necessary skills over time, this new responsibility will feel less overwhelming, and your teen will be one step closer to “adulting.”

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Inflammation and Swelling: What You Need to Know

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Sleepwalking and Talking: What You Need to Know

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Toddler Snacking: How Not to Ruin Dinner

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Simple Steps to Prepare Kids for Daylight Saving Time

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