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Thursday 24 October 2019
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Posts by: Jonathan Jacoby

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

PMS stands for Premenstrual Syndrome; “pre” means “before” and “menstrual” refers to the “menstrual cycle” or periods....

Dental Health: Braces and Wisdom Teeth

If you’ve been told by your dentist that your teeth are not aligned correctly or your teeth are too crowded, you may need braces....

Yearly Check-up

It’s time for your yearly check-up (sometimes called annual exam). It might seem strange to visit your primary care provider (PCP) when...

Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains are fairly common, and luckily most kids and teens heal quickly. These are fairly common injuries especially if you are...

Getting More Sleep

Between homework, sports, other activities, and having a social life, many teens don’t get enough sleep. Sleep is very important and can...

Self-Esteem and Body Image

The effects of body image on self-esteem can be especially powerful during the teenage years. Although it’s perfectly normal to have...

Removing Pubic Hair

Removing pubic hair is a personal preference. Some girls trim their pubic hair, or go to a salon to have a “bikini wax”; others prefer...

Peer Pressure

“Take one sip. Just try one hit. What’s the problem? What are you afraid of?” Sometimes your friends may ask you to do things that...

Medical Research in the Clinic Setting

Each year, billions of dollars are spent on medical research, in order to learn more about various diseases and improve healthcare. As a...

Indoor Tanning

You probably know that too much sun exposure can be harmful to your skin and may lead to wrinkles and skin cancer, but what about indoor...