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Run For Your Mind: The Significance of Exercise For Teens

by koku_jin
By Richard Thompson, DO Pediatric Resident at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical SchoolMember, Texas Medical Association Whether it’s from cardio, weight lifting, or simply having fun playing a favorite sport, doctors recommend all teenagers get at least 60 minutes of exercise every day. However, the reality is only 27% of high school students reported getting the recommended amount of physical activity every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Most of this exercise should be aerobic in nature, like long-distance running, jogging, walking, biking, or swimming. At least three days of the week should be spent […]

New Research Is Focusing on Treating Teens’ Suicidal Thoughts With Support of Friends, Family

by koku_jin
A 16-year-old boy, a high school athlete with good grades, told his therapist that he was thinking about taking his own life. That therapist, Dennis Kolsch, got him admitted to an inpatient ward. “He didn’t have a great experience in there, but he was safe,” said Kolsch, a licensed mental health counselor in Cocoa Beach, Florida. “The family felt comforted knowing that.” Teens leaving an inpatient program like this one will have discharge instructions on how to continue care, which usually includes medications and psychotherapy. The boy was discharged to Kolsch’s care, but Kolsch knew that weekly or biweekly therapy […]