Center for Young Women's Health
Home > Health Guides by Topic > General Health & Development

General Health & Development General Health & Development

 

Learn about general health and development, puberty and menstruation, how to choose a physician, scoliosis, smoking, staying healthy in college, and more.

 

Jump to:

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Common Conditions

First Aid

General Health

Immunizations

Medical Tests/Surgery

Puberty & Menstruation

Smoking

 

 

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)Back to Top

Acupuncture

Deep Breathing Exercises

Meditation

Reiki

Yoga

 

 

Common ConditionsBack to Top

Acne

ADHD

Asperger's Syndrome

Asthma

Common Symptoms

Causes and Triggers

Dealing with Triggers

Exercise Induced Asthma

Getting Diagnosed

Treatment

When to Get Help

Asthma Action Plan

Living with Asthma

Resources

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Colds and Flu

Facts

Signs and Symptoms

Treatment/Getting Better

Prevention

Concussions

Symptoms & Early Medical Attention

Exam & Treatment

Recovery

Prevention

Constipation

Dandruff

Diabetes

Dyslexia

Eczema

H1N1 Flu

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Lyme Disease

Milk Allergy

Mononucleosis

Peanut Allergy

Poison Ivy

Scoliosis: An Overview for Teens

Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities: A Detailed Guide

Sore Throat

Strep Throat

Tonsillitis

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI's)

Whooping Cough

 

 

General HealthBack to Top

Backpack Safety

Bike Safety

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Odor

Breast Health

What's Normal

Lumps & Bumps

Self Breast Exam

Breast Cancer Risks

Buying a Bra

Measuring for a Bra

Body Piercing

Choosing a Primary Health Care Provider

Who Are Providers?

How to Find a Provider

Health Plans

Providers' Qualifications

Deciding on a Provider

Check-Ups

Confidentiality

Reproductive Health

Don't Like Your Provider?

When to Visit

Dental Health

Keeping Your Teeth Clean

Cavities

Wisdom Teeth

Braces

Driving Safety

Becoming a Good Driver

Driving Safety Tips

Car Accidents

Frequently Asked Questions

Evaluating Health Information: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals

Evaluating Health Information: A Guide for Teens

Eye Health

How Your Eyes Work

Eye Exam/Vision Testing

Corrective Lenses

Glasses

Contacts

Common Vision Problems

Common Eye Conditions

Protecting Your Eyes

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Into College: Beyond the Basics

Getting More Sleep

Going to College and Staying Healthy

Alcohol and Drugs

Eating Disorders

First Aid Supplies to Take with Me to College

Health Services and Health Care Providers

Homesickness

Knowing About My Health Before I Go to College

Mental Health

Resources: Hotlines/Websites/Books

Sexual Assault/Rape

Sexual Health

Some Common Health Problems at College

Staying Healthy at College

Survival Tips

Violence/Abuse in Relationships

Hair Removal

Hearing and Music

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Indoor Tanning

Insomnia

Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis

Psoriasis

Smokeless Tobacco

Sports Nutrition & Fitness FAQ's

Sun Safety

Tattoos

Time Management

Tips for Staying Healthy

Transitions: A Guide to Becoming a Young Adult and Changing Health Care Providers

Water Safety

Water Park Safety

Yearly Check-up

 

 

First AidBack to Top

Bug Bites and Stings

Small Cuts and Scrapes

Strains and Sprains

 

ImmunizationsBack to Top

HPV Vaccine: A Guide for Teens

HPV Vaccine: A Guide for Nurses

HPV Vaccine: A Guide for Parents

Meningococcal Vaccine: A Guide for Parents

Meningococcal Vaccine: A Guide for School Nurses

Meningococcal Vaccine: A Guide for Teens

Whooping Cough and the Pertussis Vaccine

 

 

Medical Tests/SurgeryBack to Top

DXA Scan

Medical Research in the Clinic Setting

MRI

Pelvic Ultrasound

Preparing for Inpatient or "Overnight" Surgery

Preparing for Outpatient or "Day" Surgery

 

 

Puberty & MenstruationBack to Top

Alternative & Environmentally Friendly Menstrual Products

Breast Development

Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual Periods

Period Products

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Puberty

Removing Pubic Hair

Sports and Menstrual Periods: The Female Athlete Triad

Types of Hymens

Using Your First Tampon

Your First Pelvic Exam

 

 

SmokingBack to Top

Cigarette Smoking

How to Quit Smoking

Marijuana

 

 

--

 

 

We welcome our readers to print our materials for their own personal use, and for the following additional purposes: (1) Personal learning for yourself, family members, or friends, (2) Distribution for educational purposes in a classroom or clinical setting, and (3) Distribution at health fairs.

 

When you print our materials to give them out in the contexts noted above, you must print and distribute each document completely, so that it includes the original header, footer, logos and copyright information, with no modifications or exclusions.

 

If you are interested in a more extensive public use of our materials, please click here to request permission. Please allow 14-21 days for a response to your request.

 

Please remember, nothing on this web site should be considered medical advice, which can only be given to you by your personal health care provider. Material available at YoungWomensHealth.org is intended as general health information. It is not a recommendation for treatment, nor should it be considered medical advice. The Center for Young Women's Health advises families to discuss all information and questions related to health care with a health care professional.

 

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, contact your health care provider or call your area's emergency phone number right away.

 

Click these links for a full explanation of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

 

Click here for more information about clinical services at the Center for Young Women's Health.

Search Our Site
CYWH Logo CYWH
Center for Young Women's Health Center for Young Women's Health Boston Children's Hospital Boston Children's Hospital
Photo of Peer Leaders Meet Our Peers
15 Years!