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In the news:

  1. Surgeon General report says 5.6 million U.S. children will die prematurely unless current smoking rates drop
  2. One in six young people is obese (podcast)
  3. Critical dialogue with Native Youth about underage drinking: Our culture is prevention (video)
  4. Women and girls bingeing (podcast)
  5. Not through with shots (podcast)
  6. Tans all over America (podcast)
  7. Synthetic drugs: An emerging global threat
  8. Get in gear for the new school year: Back-to-school tips for parents
  9. One in three U.S. youths report being victims of dating violence
  10. Smokeless teens
  11. Teen health. Adult risk: Heart disease podcast
  12. Talk. They hear you: Tips from SAMHSA on underage drinking
  13. Sexually transmitted diseases surveillance 2011
  14. Now is the time to reduce gun violence in schools and communities
  15. Job worries for parents may mean poorer mutrition for kids
  16. To improve school nutrition, involve teachers and parents
  17. Health tip: Prepare children for sleep
  18. Brain EEG test might help spot autism: Study
  19. More vigilance needed to protect kids with food allergies
  20. Affordable Care Act supports families of children with special health care needs
  21. High-risk behaviors for skin cancer common among young adults
  22. Statement from Secretary Sebelius on National Foster Care Month
  23. NIH encourages Americans to make healthy vision last a lifetime
  24. NIH statement on World Asthma Day 2012 - May 1, 2012
  25. For parents: How to talk to your child about the news

Two girls posing with their mother.

Special Articles

  1. Girls on the run – Molly Barker is the Founder of Girls on the Run International, a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. She has partnered up with Girls' Health to write an article especially for the parents who visit our web site. In this article, Molly discusses the vision that led her to develop the program, her experiences with the girls she teaches, and how she helps celebrate girls from start to finish and everywhere in between.


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Content last reviewed October 07, 2013
Page last updated February 24, 2014

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.