At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

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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…

Wednesday

20

January 2010

Adopting a healthy lifestyle

by At-Risk.org Staff, on balanced diet, diet, diseases, exercise, foods, heal, healthy, healthy lifestyle, high blood pressure, lifestyle, rest, strength, susceptible

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, there are several reasons you need to adopt a healthy lifestyle. If you adopt a healthy lifestyle, your body will be less susceptible to infections. This is because a balanced diet increases your antioxidant level and thereby improves your immune systems. A healthy lifestyle makes you less susceptible to most of the 20th century diseases. These include high blood pressure, most cancers,…

Thursday

07

January 2010

The devastating effects of climate change

by At-Risk.org Staff, on animals, carbon dioxide, climate change, devastating effects, diseases, draught, global warming, greenhouse, land, reefs, temperature, water

People need to be sensitized on the devastating effects of climate change on their health and on the environment before they can be told what to they can do to stop it. Climate change has been brought about by the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. This has been over the past few decades – it is scary to imagine what might happen in a few hundred years should what is…