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Gangs | Girlshealth.gov

Sep 22, 2009 · Gang members are 60 times more likely to be killed than others. Sixty times! Gang members — and girls who hang out with gang members — are more likely to be exposed to crime, sexual abuse, drug use, conflict, fights, guns, and other weapons, putting themselves at greater risk for injury and even death.

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Understanding your body | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Apr 15, 2014 · Boost your energy, strength, and mood by staying fit.. Learn about being at a healthy weight, and check out your body mass index, too.. Keep your body safe. Car accidents are the number one killer of teens, so buckle up, never mix drinking and driving, and don’t text and drive.. When you exercise or play sports, make sure you strap on the right helmet and other …

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Fitness | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Jun 22, 2015 · Physical activity can help with that — and more. Being active can boost sleep, build self-esteem, and bust stress. Being active can even help protect you from serious health problems, like diabetes, obesity, and heart trouble. It can be hard to find the time — and the motivation — to get active. But girlshealth.gov is here to help!

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Health worksheets | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Feb 16, 2011 · A health questions worksheet lets you keep track of any issues or questions you’ve had since your last appointment. Then you can share the list with your doctor and not have to worry about forgetting anything. A treatment planner is a great place to record any steps to promote your health. You can keep track of diet, exercise, and other areas ...

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Nutrition | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Nov 05, 2013 · Girls who want to eat healthier should drink water before each meal and should experiment with fruits, veggies, grains, nuts, and vegetarian foods. They are usually packed with nutrients." — M & M, Hawaii. "I am not the skinniest girl in my school, nor am I the largest. But I am happy with my size.

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A healthy weight for girls | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Nov 05, 2013 · A healthy weight for girls. You may have heard a lot about overweight and obesity lately. That's because in the United States, 1 out of 3 young people weigh more than they should.

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Nutrition basics | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Nov 05, 2013 · Nutrition basics. Nutrients are things your body needs to do all the work it does, like growing and fighting disease. Click below to learn about the main nutrients you need and which foods have them. After you read, you can take a quick quiz to see what you know about health and nutrition. Carbohydrates. Fats.

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Quizzes | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Apr 15, 2014 · Quizzes. From your head to your toes (and from your fallopian tubes to your endometrium), there’s a lot of amazing stuff going on in your body.Check out how much you know and learn more about how to take care of your great, growing body.

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Home | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Girls' health matters! Read trusted health information on periods, pimples, friends, and fitness. Get games for girls, tips for parents, and more.

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Your feelings | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Jan 07, 2015 · If you are a teen (or you're becoming one), you may feel like you're on an emotional roller coaster. That's because so much is changing around you and inside you. Even your brain is changing. But you can learn how to cope with all kinds of feelings. Want to learn more about your feelings? We have info on these topics and more: Ways to feel happy.

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Illness & disability | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Feb 16, 2011 · An illness is a sickness. Some illnesses are acute, which means they come on quickly and are over quickly (like a cold or the flu). Other illnesses are chronic, which means they last a long time and perhaps a lifetime (like asthma or diabetes). A disability is a physical or mental problem that makes it harder to do normal daily activities.

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Your Future | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Sep 22, 2009 · Watch a video about girls who wowed former President Obama at the White House Science Fair. And read inspiring messages from former First Lady Michelle Obama and others on how girls can lead and succeed. Plus, get tips on how to build a great future for yourself — and maybe even the world. Content last reviewed September 22, 2009.

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Free girls' health materials | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Jul 24, 2013 · Free girls' health materials. Who doesn’t like free stuff? We offer lots of free printable and interactive tools for girls’ health and well-being, from a cool journal to a body mass index (BMI) calculator.

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Safety | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Sep 22, 2009 · Safety. It’s wonderful to be a teen! You’re becoming more independent each year, and are able to do new and exciting things such as driving. But with your new independence also comes greater responsibility and risks. For example, car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. There are also safety hazards to ...

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Puberty | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Apr 15, 2014 · Puberty is when you start making the change from being a child to being an adult. And it’s when your body develops the ability to have a baby. It all happens thanks to changing hormones, or natural body chemicals. With everything that’s changing, life can feel a little overwhelming. But you can feel more in control if you take good care of ...

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Fighting germs | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Apr 15, 2014 · Fighting germs. It may sound kind of disgusting, but germs are everywhere. They are so small that you can’t see them, but they can have a big effect on your body. There are four different types of germs: bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. They can cause minor infections, such as the common cold, and ones that can put your life in danger ...

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Dealing with school | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Feb 16, 2011 · Due to the lapse in government funding, only websites supporting excepted functions will be updated unless otherwise funded. As a result, the information on this website may not be up to date and the agency will not be able to …

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Having fun and staying safe | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Sep 22, 2009 · Know the warning signs and how to protect yourself: Be aware of anyone in a car who stops to talk to you or ask you for directions if you are walking down the street, even if you are in a familiar neighborhood. Try to keep your distance from the car and never offer to get in the car — even if the stranger is going in the same direction that you are headed, or the stranger …

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Having body image issues | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Jan 07, 2015 · Stressing about body changes top. During puberty and your teen years, your body changes a lot. All those changes can be hard to handle. They might make you worry about what other people think of how you look and about whether your body is normal.

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The environment and your health | girlshealth.gov

Posted: (53 years ago) Jul 20, 2010 · The environment and your health. Everything around you affects the way that your body works and grows. This includes the sun, water, air, chemicals, and even noise! There are many things in the environment that are good for you, such as clean water and air, vitamin D that comes from the sun, and healthy foods. But there are also some hazards in ...

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