During a routine medical history for a teen, the health professional
may ask questions about alcohol, cigarettes, inhalants, and drug use. The
health professional may want to talk with the teen alone to obtain accurate
information. Unless the teen reports being harmed by someone or threatens to
harm someone else, the health professional will likely keep the information
A good medical history for a teen suspected of using substances
includes information about which substances are being used, the quantity and
frequency of use, and the setting for use.
Was fitting into your jeans a lot easier before you got to college? Hate to break it to you, but you and your classmates are experiencing a time-honored tradition, the Freshman 15 -- the roughly 15 pounds many students gain during their first year at college.
What to do? "You have to strategize," says Katherine Grubiak, RD, dietitian at UCLA's Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center. By that, she means you need to put some effort into eating right, eating enough but not too much, and eating...