Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:06 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:06:31 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-05-20 02:57:32 GMT
A parent told 14 News that their child was a target when another child brought a weapon to school. Those parents told us Sunday night that a knife was pulled on their daughter at Bend Gate ElementaryMore >>
A parent told 14 News that their child was a target when another child brought a weapon to school, and school officials failed to notify police.More >>
Your teen's good health depends on so many things: Avoiding peer pressure to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes, getting enough sleep, exercising and eating nutritious foods. You can teach your teen many of these behaviors by being a healthy role model yourself. By being straightforward and by encouraging open communication, you can help keep your teen healthy. Be sure to check out the many resources available to parents to learn more about teen health. Consider these tips for helping your teen establish a healthy lifestyle:
Emphasize the importance of responsible self-care, including regular exercise, nutrition and good oral and skin hygiene. Be a role model for good-health practices.
Talk to your health care professional if you're worried that your teen is overweight. Arrange for an obesity assessment and for an evaluation for the medical conditions that can be associated with obesity, such as Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
Don't criticize your teen's weight or body shape. Before starting any weight-loss plan for your teen, discuss your concerns with your teen's health care professional. He or she may refer you to a registered dietitian or to a weight management program designed for teens.
Answer your teen's questions about sex honestly and provide resources to help him or her make safe and healthy decisions about sex. Bring the topic up if he or she doesn't.
Make age-appropriate rules, and enforce them.
Encourage your teen to get at least nine hours of sleep each night.
Instruct teens on how to use over-the-counter (OTC) medications safely and appropriately and how to follow labeling instructions. Be a role model for using all prescription medications as prescribed and OTCs as directed on the label. Never use more medicine than instructed.
Engage in regular discussions about the powerful influences of peer pressure.
Keep the lines of communication open and avoid judging or preaching.
Help your teen learn how to roll with the punches and put life's stresses into perspective.
Sources: American Medical Association, The Nemours Foundation and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Resources: KidsHealth The Nemours Foundation http://kidshealth.org Web site presents health information and resources for children, teens and parents.
Advocates for Youth 2000 M Street NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20036 202.419.3420 http://www.advocatesforyouth.org Offers range of information for teens, parents and educators on adolescent reproductive health issues.