The teen years are tightly packed with high emotion, racing hormones, conflict, indecision and sometimes unsettling transformation.
It is during this period, as well, that young people become acquainted with a host of social and environmental elements that can be injurious to their health.
Decision making and discretion – advised by the right mentors – can encourage young people to steer away from hurtful influences and to embrace and practice healthy living.
And making the right choices as an adolescent can set in motion a healthy lifetime.
Biennially, since 1991, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced …