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.
Spend much time surfing the web? If you do, you need to be wary of things
that lurk on the dark side of the Internet. Not only are there viruses, hackers
and spammers -- online predators and a bunch of evildoers are out there just
waiting to pounce on teens in the digital world.
You have probably heard of someone’s computer being hacked, his or her
identity being stolen online, or even having some embarrassing pictures posted
“Nah, it can’t happen to me,” you think. Well, if you use...