Tag Archives: adolescent physical health

Hypertension on Rise among Teens

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when blood pushes too hard against a person’s blood vessels, potentially causing damage to the vessels and organs. The majority of people associate high blood pressure with older adults, but that is not always the case. Even children can have high blood pressure. Many people who have high blood pressure don’t realize they have

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Heart Health for Teens

February is American Heart Month. More than likely, you are not worried about your teen’s heart health, and for obvious reason: the majority of teens have strong, healthy hearts because they are young! But, many of the habits that are established in the adolescent years can impact our children’s heart health throughout their lives. Parents can make a difference in

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