teens

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 16-year-old drivers are five times more likely to get into an accident than 18-year-olds. But studies show graduated driver’s license laws dramatically reduce the number of teen driver crashes. 

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It's no secret that teens don't get enough sleep on school nights, an estimated five to seven hours a night. They need nine. Researchers say not only does this affect their school work, it affects their driving.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is studying whether adding 90 minutes of sleep a night will  make them more alert and decrease accidents. The study involves driving a simulator and monitoring the mood of the teen while they do it.

Girls Guide to End Bullying

NOTE: This show originally aired October 1, 2013.

The Teenage Mind

Feb 11, 2014
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  As any parent with teenagers can tell you, those teen years can sometimes be confusing, aggravating, and frustrating.  Many have asked the question, “What is going on inside their heads?”  In his new book, BRAINSTORM: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, Neuropsychologist Dr. Daniel Siegel sheds some light on the subject, and explains why teens think the way they do.

A new study published by Pediatrics says obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls. Researchers in Cincinnati (Children's Hospital), San Francisco and New York City studied 1,239 girls ranging in age from 6 to 8 at enrollment and followed at regular intervals from 2004 to 2011.

Girls with early maturation have greater risk of these:

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  Each year Ulster Project Cincinnati welcomes teens from Enniskillen, Northern Ireland to come here and stay with host families with teenagers. The local teens and those visiting from Northern Ireland are able to get to know each other, and learn to appreciate and respect their differences. Ulster Project Cincinnati Board President Jennifer King and two local teens who have participated in the Ulster Project, Lexi Hodge and Emilee Hollis, talk about their experiences.

Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Jul 16, 2013

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Part of the President’s plan to reduce gun violence focuses on increased mental health services. Ann Thompson, in “Focus on Technology,” reports on Cincinnati efforts to be pro-active, involving a predictive spit test and photographing the brain.