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Being a teen can be exciting and tough. You are finding your place in the world. And you may have a lot on your mind these days too—school, friends, sports, parents, and maybe even how you look. Some teens begin to feel the effects of stress, such as headaches, neck or back pain, or an upset stomach. To feel your best, it is important to start good health habits now.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Staying healthy can help you cope with stress or depression. Here are some tips to keep you healthy.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Talk to a counsellor or doctor if any of the following problems lasts for 2 or more weeks.
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Current as of: December 12, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
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