I need help building a positive body image. Because I am skinny, lack curves, and still wear a size A. I feel like boys aren’t attracted to me. What should I do?

Updated 16 February 2017 under Ask Us.

You are not alone in your desire to build a more positive body image. Adolescence is an especially tough time for body image. One important thing to remember is that […]

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Plastic Surgery

Updated 8 November 2022 under Health Guides.

You’ve probably read about celebrities and supermodels having surgery to enhance their breasts, nose, lips, etc. But, do you know anyone who’s had plastic surgery to correct a deformity such […]

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I have a lot of body hair, and it kind of embarrasses me. I even get comments about how I have sideburns. Is this normal?

Updated 22 June 2015 under Ask Us.

Extra or “unwanted” hair on certain parts of your body such as your face, arms, stomach and back is called “hirsutism”, pronounced: her-suit-is-m. This may be genetic (other women in […]

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Is there a counselor that specializes in both stress and self-esteem?

Updated 12 May 2015 under Ask Us.

Yes. A counselor can help you to understand your feelings and problems and learn how to deal with the stress in your life and also help you to improve your […]

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My father is 5’10 and my mother is 5’2. I am 5’1. How can I become tall?

Updated 6 April 2015 under Ask Us.

Everyone’s final height is mostly determined by the “genes” (genetic material) they inherit from their parents but height is also influenced by early or late puberty, some chronic illnesses and […]

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Eating Disorders: Treatment and Therapy Options

Updated 18 May 2023 under Health Guides.

Treatment for an eating disorder is a very individualized process. Therefore, there are different types of treatments depending on how medically stable a person is and how much emotional support […]

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Does Your Height Increase After Puberty?

Updated 11 June 2014 under Ask Us.

The answer to this is no. Right up until puberty, everyone grows at a slow rate. Then, when puberty hits, every teen has a growth spurt. The timing of this […]

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Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis

Updated 24 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis (Ju-ven-ile My-as-theen-ia Grav-is – or JMG) is a childhood form of myasthenia gravis (MG), which is seen in adults. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means that the […]

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Healthy Body Image and Self-Esteem for Teens with Facial Differences

Updated 16 March 2022 under Health Guides.

If you have a scar, birthmark, or uniquely shaped face, you probably know how hard it can be to look different from everyone else. You might be reminded of that […]

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Bladder Exstrophy

Updated 12 June 2020 under Health Guides.

Bladder exstrophy is a rare condition that affects males and females. Only 1 out of every 20,000 babies born will have bladder exstrophy, and there is no known cause. What […]

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