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8/25/17: 3 Articles You Need to Read This Week

We know you’re busy—that’s why we’re keeping up on the news for you. Here are some of the latest articles about teen health that are worth your time. Check back every Friday for more headlines you may have missed!

 

1. What teens think about America

In the wake of the 2016 election, a New York Times journalist decided to talk to the people who will ultimately be deciding our future: teenagers. In this video, young people from all around the country weigh in on how they feel about America's values. 

 

2. Pediatricians say teens should sleep in. Schools won't let them.

Almost half of American high schools start before 8 a.m., while 13 percent of schools start after 8:30. In response, pediatricians have declared early school start times unhealthy and the Centers for Disease Control say that the lack of sleep is a "a substantial public health concern."

For more information on the tired teen epidemic and tips on how they can get more rest, delve into this month's cover story, Generation Zzzzzzzz

 

3. Teens with best friends may be happier adults

A recent study, conducted at the University of Virginia and published in the journal Child Development, found that teens who focus on the quality of their friendships rather than how many friends they have end up with improved mental health as young adults. The study discovered that more "popular" teens were more likely to have social anxiety later in life. 

 

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