Cell phone use is a dangerous distraction for teens, increasing the risk for a crash by 400 percent. When reacting to risks on the road, every second counts - and sending a single text message, the team found, takes the driver’s attention away for an average of 26 seconds.
If you're the parent of a teenager, you're likely used to being challenged on everything. So it will come as no surprise that your teen may question why he needs a doctor. Here's how to answer his questions and get him the well care he needs.
Lehigh Valley Health Network trauma surgeon Robert Barraco, MD, has one message for folks who cling to the "shake it off" mentality. "If you're injured, report it," he says. "It's better to miss one game than a season, or a life."