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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

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Published: May 17, 2019

May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month! This month is recognized as a time to look at how teen pregnancy rates have changed over time and understand why this is still an important topic.


Teen Health Week!

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Published: April 10, 2019

The past week was Teen Health Week! Teen Health Week was created for teens to become more involved and aware of the health issues that they face all around the world.


Teen Dating Violence

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Published: March 1, 2019

 

Did you know that Teen Dating Violence can be more than just physical violence? It can include emotional, sexual, or even digital abuse.


Stress Management: Key to Well Being

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Published: December 13, 2018

 

A 2013 study reported 64% of surveyed teens experienced moderate or extreme stress in the past month, and 13% of teens say they experienced extreme stress levels. This statistic is drastically higher than the rates of adults experiencing extreme stress. 


Be Cuul without the JUUL

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Published: November 15, 2018

Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes, are battery powered devices used to deliver nicotine and flavored oils in the form of an aerosol. Most e-Cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can harm brain development, which continues until approximately age 25. 


Child Health Week: What is it?

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Published: October 16, 2018

Child Health Day, a national event proclaimed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928, celebrates its 90th observance this year. Governor Haslam has set aside the week to focus on improving the health and well-being of our children across the state.


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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

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