3 Important Teen Health Stories We Read In February

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Part of our job here at Choices is to stay up-to-date on the latest news about keeping teens healthy and happy. We read tons of health blogs and articles that have countless suggestions, tips, and ideas. We've compiled our favorites from February; we hope you find them as thought provoking as we did!


"The Impact of 'Concussion': High School Football Player Changes Course"

This piece from NPR Health tells the story of high school senior John Castello, who saw the movie "Concussion" and changed the course of his future. Football, concussions, and brain damage have become super controversial lately; we even wrote about it last September.

"Why Teenage Girls Roll Their Eyes" 

You've seen it a million times, and probably resented it just as many. But the eye roll has subtler (possibly more respectful) implications than you might think. The New York Times investigates what's really going on behind the "ocular gesture." 

"Meet The Teen Girls Using Instagram To Recover From Anorexia"

According to BuzzFeed, many young girls struggling with eating disorders are finding a supportive community on Instagram. There are pros and cons to this, as Instagram has the potential to both help with their recovery and to replace professional help. This piece looks at a controversial corner of the Internet that may be doing more harm than good. 


For more important teen health stories, check out our post on some great reads from 2015. Any we missed? Tweet us at @Choices_Mag!