Personal Health

Poison Ivy

Do you know what causes poison ivy rash? It’s the sap oil that’s made by poison ivy plants that’s responsible for irritant reactions. It’s the same substance that’s found in poison oak and poison sumac plants. If you’ve had a skin rash after coming in contact with one or more of these plants, you may […]

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How to Wash Your Hands and Prevent Illness

What’s the big deal? Is there a right way to wash your hands? There actually is a right way to wash your hands, which is the best method to lower germs from being spread from person to person. You can use any kind of soap you like. Antibacterial soap is good but regular soap is […]

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Masturbation

Masturbation, or rubbing your genitals, is a natural way to learn about your body and what feels sexually satisfying. Lots of guys masturbate, and others don’t. It’s up to you to decide what’s best for you. Read on for more information about masturbation. Is masturbation normal? Yes. Masturbation is a normal activity. Contrary to any […]

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Asthma: Action Plan and Getting Help

An asthma action plan is a proactive way to keep your asthma under control. It is written with your health care provider (HCP) and is personalized (just for you) An asthma plan has 3 zones – green, yellow, and red. The green zone lists what medications you should take when you are feeling well. The […]

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Cigarette Smoking

Most teens are aware that people who have smoked for a while can get lung cancer and emphysema and eventually die, but many don’t know about all of the bad things that smoking can do to them right now. If you smoke, you owe it to yourself to find out about the effects of smoking […]

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Sleep

Between homework, sports, activities, and having a social life, many guys don’t get enough sleep. Sleep is very important and can affect your health. Why is sleep important? Your body, including your brain, works best when you get enough sleep. You’re probably aware that you feel tired and rundown when you don’t get enough sleep. […]

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Dental Health: Braces and Wisdom Teeth

If you’ve been told by your dentist that your teeth are not aligned correctly or your teeth are too crowded, you may need braces. Braces are the most common way to fix crooked and/or crowded teeth and help align the jaw (keep it in the right position). Your dentist will likely have you make an […]