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There is peace of mind that comes with making and keeping a budget. These tips and resources will help you make a realistic budget, and direct you to financial assistance options.
Follow these suggestions to help you kick the habit, again--this time, for good.
Besides having trouble with school and relationships, teens taking drugs may display emotional extremes with irritability, anger, and changes in sleep patterns.
If you struggle with stress, depression, or anxiety, keeping a journal is a great idea. It can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health.
When someone gets a raise or a special perk, can you say congratulations and mean it? Or do you seethe inside and think, That really should have been mine?""
The holidays can be enjoyed without drinking alcohol. But if you choose to drink, there are responsible ways to consume alcohol.
People sometimes gain weight when they stop smoking. But you can reduce your chances of adding extra pounds. You just need to take steps to prevent it.
Major depression goes beyond the day's normal ups and downs. It involves a teen's body, mood, and thoughts. It can affect and disrupt eating, sleeping, or thinking patterns.
Children who have ADHD are often given medicine as part of their treatment plan. The type of medicine most often chosen is a psychostimulant. Read on to learn more.
Mental illness can cause different symptoms in men than in women. So some disorders in men may be harder to recognize. Here's what you need to know.
The symptoms of OCD vary widely from person to person. Without treatment, OCD can last for a lifetime.
Every year, millions of adults fall, leading to injuries and emergency room visits. Many of these falls and injuries can be prevented.
Gay and lesbian teens are often targets of bullying, harassment, and aggression. Anti-gay bullying can range from verbal abuse, such as name-calling, to life-threatening physical assault. Here's what you need to know.
Three kinds of prescription drugs are potentially addictive: opioids, tranquilizers, and stimulants.
While being a new Mom brings lots of joy, it also brings stress - something a crying baby can make worse. A better understanding of why your baby cries can help you deal with this stress in a healthy way and help you avoid the most common form of child abuse: Shaken baby syndrome.
Many people think using smokeless tobacco is safer than smoking. But just because there's no smoke, doesn't mean it's safe.
Rituals such as hand washing, counting, checking or cleaning are often performed in hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these rituals, however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety. Left untreated, obsessions and the need to perform rituals can take over a person's life. OCD is often a chronic, relapsing illness.
As you likely already know, quitting smoking isn't easy. But millions of other people have done it—and you can, too. Here are some things that can help.
Research shows that adolescents who grow up with high self-esteem are far less likely to abuse drugs or drink, compared with children who grow up without much sense of self-worth.
Domestic violence is behavior someone uses to control a spouse, partner, date, or elderly relative through fear and threats. Read on for detailed information.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression. It happens during certain seasons of the year, most often fall or winter. Here's what you need to know.
Conflict and anger are natural parts of family life. But how you handle them makes all the difference in having good relationships with loved ones.
A helpful guide to understanding the effects of alcohol, the signs of problem drinking, and how to drink safely.
Organized sports for children offer obvious benefits such as physical fitness and sportsmanship, but did you know that a musical education program has many of the same benefits? Music education and participation in sports are both great ways to prepare your child for future success.
Volunteer work certainly helps others. But did you know it can also improve the volunteers’ quality of life—and even affect their health?
Substance abuse is a recognized medical brain disorder. It refers to the abuse of illegal or legal substances. Alcohol is the most common legal drug of abuse. Substance dependence describes abuse of drugs or alcohol that continues, even when serious problems related to their use have developed.
Suicide is when a teen causes his or her own death on purpose. Before trying to take his or her own life, a teen may have thoughts of wanting to die. Read on to learn how to recognize the warning signs, and how to get your teen help.
These fits of rage - the stomping, screaming, and falling on the floor - are a normal part of childhood development. Temper tantrums often happen only with a parent. They are a way for the child to communicate his or her feelings.
On college campuses across the U.S., many students ages 18 to 24 are taking part in a dangerous activity called binge drinking. This means drinking alcohol to the point of getting drunk. Read on to learn more about the risks.
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