Good Advice & Features

Middle to High School

  “I’m in with the in crowd, I go where the in crowd goes” “The ‘In’ Crowd,” Dobie Gray; lyrics by Billy Page By Karyn Brodsky The transition from middle school to high school can be emotional, as well as

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High School to College

    “I’ve Gotta Be Me” Golden Rainbow, Steve Lawrence; lyrics by Walter Marks By Karyn Brodsky By the end of high school, students are attempting to break the mold and distinguish themselves, especially as they package themselves for college.

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College to Job or Graduate School

    “If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change.” “Man in the Mirror,” Michael Jackson; lyrics by Siedah Garrett and Glen Ballard By Karyn Brodsky Finally! All those years

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Scorching Heat

    What Parents and Coaches Need to Know to Keep Athletes Safe to Succeed By Alicia Wanek My son will start playing middle school sports this upcoming year, so this is the first summer where I’ve dealt with figuring

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Should High School Athletes Take Supplements?

    Supplement Use in High School Athletes By Tavis Piattoly / Contributor High school athletic programs, especially football, are bigger than ever, and athletes are looking to gain any potential edge to accomplish the challenging task of winning a

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There’s Nothing “Routine” about a Sports Physical

    By Kwabena “Bobo” Blankson, MD, FAAP / Contributor At our busy adolescent medicine practice, I sometimes get the impression that parents view the sports/pre-participation physical as a chore, another box to check so that their kids can play

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Helping Your Teen Separate

      by Dr. Melanie Ross Mills Gone are the sippy cups and mid-day naps. No more choosing their outfits and hand-picking their best friends. It feels as if it happened over night, but it’s actually been a 17-year

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You’ve Been Served

    What to Do When You Are Caught Off Guard by Divorce by Paula Bennett | Contributor Few things can leave you feeling as emotionally blindsided as hearing your spouse, the person you once trusted above all others, say that

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Finding the Right Kind of Balance

  by Dr. Susan Sugerman | Contributor We live in a fairly privileged, relatively low-stress time in history, at least in terms of our day-to-day lives as Americans.  Though there are definite exceptions, many of us don’t spend a lot

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