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Psoriasis: What it is and what you can do about it

Psoriasis What it is and what you can do about it.   When wearing summer clothes, the last thing you would want to see is a red rash.  Hopefully it goes away, but what if it doesn’t?  More teens than you think deal with this problem every day.  In fact, many people develop psoriasis in…

Back to School

Getting Ready for Back to School!! The summer is quickly coming to an end. How do you know? Because the sun sets earlier, back to school shopping begins, and back to school nights! Returning back to school can be hard after a long summer break of vacations and sleeping in late. But there are some things…

HPV vaccines recommended for ALL teens: But, wait… I’m a dude!

                  School is nearing and it’s time for your routine check-up at the doctor’s office. Blood pressure- check! Heart rate- normal! Lung exam- clear! The doctor reviews your health records to make sure your up-to-date on all your vaccinations for the school year. All seems well, and then your doctor recommends that you be…

Sun Safety poster

Sun Safety

After a wickedly chilly winter and being buried in multiple feet of snow, I’m sure we were all desperately craving the summer sun! Well, summer is finally here and if you’re a teen, that means school’s out and you’re ready for some outdoor fun! While we all LOVE the sun, too much exposure poses a…

Welcome to TeenHealthMatters.org

What is TeenHealthMatters.org? A site to find health information that matters to you. Being a teenager is hard enough as it is. Between balancing school, sports, homework, a job, and planning for your future, there is not much time left to focus on yourself. Let Teen Health Matters help so that your health is one…