Q) Tips for Taking Care of Your 13-21 Year Old

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forms.png Well Child – Tips for Taking Care of Your 14 Year Old

CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe child.

forms.png Breast Self-Exam

Once a month, right after your daughter’s period, she should examine her breasts. Although breast cancer is rare in young women, it usually can be cured if found early, and a breast self-exam is the best way to ?nd it.

forms.png Connecting With Your Community

Families provide the love and support teens need to become more independent. Participating in community activities opens up more opportunities to become an independent and successful adult. Learn more about your teen and the importance of community involvement.

forms.png HPV Vaccine Questions & Answers

In June 2006, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend the first vaccine developed to prevent cervical cancer and other diseases in females caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). The vaccine, Gardasil, protects against four HPV types, which together cause 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts. Learn more about this vaccine and why it is important.

forms.png Next Stop Adulthood: Tips For Parents

Becoming a young adult is exciting, difficult and scary for both the teen and parents. It is a time of increasing independence and a time when parents need to give up much of the control over many of their young adult’s decisions. But, parents still worry about their child’s health, safety and success. This is where you need to trust the job you have done as a parent.

forms.png Testicular Self-Exam

Most people think that cancer is a disease that only old people get. Cancer of The testicles is different. It is one of the most common types of cancer in men 15 to 34 years old. Most testicular cancers are found by young men themselves. By doing a regular exam of your testicles, you greatly increase your chance of ?nding testicular cancer early if it does occur. It takes only 3 minutes a month to do a simple check for lumps on your testicles.

forms.png HPV(HUMANPAPILLOMAVIRUS) Vaccine – What You Need to Know

Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. Most HPV infections don’t cause any symptoms, and go away on heir own. But HPV can cause cervical cancer in women. HPV vaccine is important because it can prevent most cases of cervical cancer in females, if it is given before a person is exposed to the virus.

forms.png TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA (Td) Vaccine – What You Need to Know

Children 6 years of age and younger are routinely vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. But older children, adolescents, and adults need protection from these diseases too. Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) vaccines provide that protection. These three diseases are all caused by bacteria. Diphtheria and pertussis are spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts, scratches, or wounds. Learn more about these diseases and how to protect your child through vaccination.

forms.png TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA, PERTUSSIS (Tdap) Vaccine – What You Need to Know

Children 6 years of age and younger are routinely vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. But older children, adolescents, and adults need protection from these diseases too. Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) vaccines provide that protection. These three diseases are all caused by bacteria. Diphtheria and pertussis are spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts, scratches, or wounds. Learn more about these diseases and how to protect your child through vaccination.

forms.png Patient Portal Information

The user friendly patient portal offers many benefits, including private access to your child’s medical information online. Learn about the many reasons to sign up and how to get started.

computer.png Developmental Screening

The comprehensive developmental screening should be completed online prior to all well visits from age 1 month to 6 years, ADHD/ADD visits, and visits with behavioral concerns. This type of enhanced developmental screening is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and hailed as a major advancement in preventive care for kids.