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As Your Body Turns:
Puberty


Puberty happens to everyone—our bodies change and grow, our hormones increase. Learn what will happen when it happens to you. read more...

 

My Aching Ear!

Do head colds always end up in your ears? Does swimmer's ear leave you high and dry during swim season? Find out how to stop the pain and get back in the pool.
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Curl Power:
Healthy Hair Tips


Did you know that curly, kinky hair is the most fragile hair type in the world? Unfortunately, it's also subject to all sorts of abuse. What you don't know about your curly hair can hurt it! read more...

 




 
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A Healthy You:
How to Stay Well
   
  • A Biting Problem: Dealing with Pubic Lice
  • Appendicitis: Not Just a Stomachache
  • Bent Out of Shape About Scoliosis? Find Out More
  • Breathe Easy: A Guide to Asthma
  • Colds: Causes, Cures and Coping
  • Conjunctivitis: How NOT to Get Pinkeye
  • Eat Your Spinach: Dealing with Anemia
  • Gastroenteritis: The 'Stomach Flu' You Want to Avoid
  • Hormones Gone Wild: Thyroid Disease
  • Meningitis: An Infection To Take Seriously!
  • Mono: The 'Kissing Disease'
  • More Than an Upset Stomach: Ulcers
  • Mosquito Madness: Get the Buzzzzz on Encephalitis
  • Oh, My Aching Ear!
  • Oooh... My Stomach Hurts!
  • Seeing Is Believing: Eye Care
  • Smoking: Crush the Butts
  • Sneezy and Wheezy: Allergies and What to Do About Them
  • Stop the Pain: Headaches
  • The Alternative Surgery: Laparoscopy
  • The Ultimate Sound Wave: All About Ultrasound
  • Those Embarrassing Bubbles: Hiccups
  • Tick Alert! Why Get Lyme Disease?
  • What's the Deal with the HPV Vaccine?
  • When It Hurts to Swallow: Sore Throat
  • Your Liver, Your Life: Protecting Yourself From Hepatitis B

  • All About Skin and How to Protect It    
  • Sun Sense
  • Sun-Sibility: Tips For Staying Safe in the Sun
  • You Glow, Girl: A Guide to Skin Care
  • Your Skin Explained

  • Caring for Your Hair and Its Problems    
  • Curl Power: Healthy Hair Tips
  • Head Lice: Not Just for Little Kids
  • How to Get Flake-Free Fast: Banishing Dandruff
  • How to Have a Good Hair Day: Taking Care of Your Hair

  • Fooling Around:
    All About Sex
       
  • Alone, But Not Lonely: Masturbation
  • Going All the Way: Sexual Intercourse
  • The Big O: Myths and Truths About Orgasm
  • What's the Deal with Oral Sex?

  • Girl Problems    
  • A Girl's Guide to Pads and Tampons
  • Cervical Dysplasia: A Problem You Shouldn't Ignore
  • Doubled Over: Period Cramps and What to Do About Them
  • Eruptions in the Belly: All About Ovarian Cysts
  • PMS: When Cramps and Crankiness Are a Real Problem
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Dealing with Cysts
  • Traveling Cells: Dealing with Endometriosis

  • It Can Happen to Me:
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases
       
  • A Fatal Encounter: All About Syphilis
  • A Rough and Bumpy Road: All About Genital Warts
  • A Sore Subject: Dealing with Genital Herpes
  • Gonorrhea: Why 'The Clap' Deserves No Applause
  • The No Show Disease: Chlamydia
  • The STD That Kills: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • When STDs Go Bad: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

  • Itchy and Scratchy:
    The Lowdown on Vaginal Infections
       
  • Something's Fishy: Could It Be Bacterial Vaginosis?
  • That Burning Feeling: Urinary Tract Infections
  • That Little Bugger Trichomonas: Causes and Cures
  • The Itch that Wouldn't Go Away: Yeast Infections and How to Cure Them

  • Living With Injury, Disability, or Illness    
  • Girls Get Diabetes Too

  • Playing It Safe:
    A Guide to Birth Control
       
  • Condom Sense: Everything You Wanted to Know About Condoms and Spermicide
  • Diaphragms: A Barrier Against Pregnancy
  • Norplant: Five Years of Birth Control in Six Small Rods
  • Popping Pills to Prevent Pregnancy: What You Need to Know About Birth Control Pills
  • The One-Shot Deal: Depo-Provera
  • The Rhythm Divine? No Way! Why the Rhythm Method Doesn't Work
  • The War on Sperm: A Guide to Spermicides
  • What They Don't Show You on Dawson's Creek: The Dos and Don'ts of Practicing Safe Sex
  • Withdrawal: Why 'I Won't Come Inside You' Isn't Good Enough

  • Pregnancy and What to Do If You're Not Ready for Momhood    
  • Having a Baby: What Happens When You're Pregnant
  • In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: How to Know if You Have an Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Preventing Pregnancy Before It Starts: The Morning After Pill
  • RU-486: The Abortion Pill
  • The Difficult Decision: About Abortion
  • The Unexplainable: What Happens When You Have a Miscarriage

  • Quiz Yourself!    
  • Quiz: Test Your Acne Awareness
  • Quiz: Test Your Body Sense!
  • Quiz: What's Your Skin Type?

  • Self Care--Naturally!    
  • Blowin' in the Wind: Natural Remedies for Dry Hair
  • Cut the Grease: Natural Remedies for Oily Hair
  • Exfoliating and Skin Softening Oatmeal Mask
  • Natural Face Mask for Oily Skin
  • Quick Natural Manicure
  • Soothing and Cleansing Yogurt Mask

  • Skin Conditions    
  • All About Acne
  • Blisters: Don't Pop Them, Prevent Them!
  • Connecting the Dots: Birthmarks
  • Don't Be a Worry Wart: A Guide to Warts and How to Get Rid of Them
  • Don't Be Rash: A Guide to Common Rashes
  • Don't Pass It On! The Facts About Cold Sores
  • Itchy Feet: What to Do About Athlete's Foot
  • Return of the Itch: Eczema
  • Tender Loving Nail Care
  • What's That Smell? How to Keep Body Odors at Bay
  • When It's Your Skin Against the World: Hives

  • Survey Results    
  • A Good Idea or Not: Morning After Pill Survey Results
  • A Healthy You: The Results of the Healthcare Survey
  • No Butts About It: The Results of the Smoking Survey
  • No Foolin' Around: The Results of the Sex Survey
  • Where You're Learning It: Your Answers to Our Questions on Sex Education

  • Taking Care of Your Body    
  • What Every Girl Should Know About Pelvic Exams
  • What You Need to Know About Getting a Pap Smear

  • You Can't Be Too Careful:
    Skin Safety
       
  • A Marked Change: A Girl's Guide to Tattoos
  • Be a Savvy Shopper: A Guide to Buying Skin Care and Cosmetic Products
  • Body Piercing: Not a Hole New Trend
  • Bugs Bite!
  • Manicures and Pedicures: A Hands-Down Guide to Safe (and Pretty) Nails
  • Taking It All Off: A Guide to Hair Removal
  • To Toss or Not to Toss: All About Cosmetic Safety

  • Your Changing Body    
  • As Your Body Turns: Puberty
  • Monthly Challenges: Your Period and You
  • The Big Moment: Getting Your First Period
  • What's Up with That? Female Anatomy
  • What's Up with That? Male Anatomy





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