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What Are the Common Health Problems of a Teenager Today?

Are you a parent wondering what the common health problems are for a teenager today? This guide will help you identify and address their most common issues.

In This Article:

  • Adolescents should receive yearly checkups to ensure their development is on track. Here, doctors should focus on the teen and offer an opportunity for them to speak to a provider privately.
  • Common health problems of a teenager include puberty, body image, nutrition, substance use, mental health and sexual health.
  • To help your teenager during this time, support their passions, encourage open communication and respect their space.

Adolescent Health Care

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