At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

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Friday

29

January 2010

Smoking – Effects on Health and Appearance

by At-Risk.org Staff, on body, cigarettes, experiment, health, health appearance, nicotine, quit, smoker, smoking, smoking effects, smoking effects health, teen, warnings

It’s amazing the kind of transformation one goes through once they enter into their teens. One starts experimenting with many things they consider ‘cool’ and if not carefully guided might end up doing lots of very regrettable stuff. Experimentation is normally precipitated by the feeling of independence that strikes everybody when they become teens. We all now start feeling like grown ups and want to do the things grown…

Friday

22

January 2010

Important facts about teen immunizations

by At-Risk.org Staff, on body, cancer, chickenpox, diseases, hepatitis, immune system, important facts, infection, measles, mumps, rubella, teen, teen immunizations, teens vaccinated, tetanus, vaccination, vaccine

So, why are immunizations important for teens? Teen immunization is important because more and more teens are exposed to diseases such as measles, whooping cough, and mumps, among others. This is because humans can get around more easily due to advances in technology and since these diseases are highly infectious, they spread very fast. If many teens are immunized, these diseases will not spread as fast. Some of the diseases…

Thursday

14

January 2010

All about body mass calculators and how they works

by At-Risk.org Staff, on body, body mass calculator, body mass index, calculator, circumference, diabetes, height, indicator, kilograms, malnutrition, mass, morbidly, obese, online, overweight, problems, risk, waist, weight

A body mass calculator, or a BMI calculator, calculates the body mass index, or the BMI. Body mass index is the ratio of your mass in kilograms to the square of your height in meters. Alternatively, you can get the BMI by dividing the weight in pounds by the height in inches squared and then multiplying this by 703. This is important for people in the United States where pounds,…