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About TeensHealth

About TeensHealth

Welcome to TeensHealth

We're a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice. There's a lot of confusing, misleading, and just plain wrong health information on the Web. Our mission is to tell it to you straight.

TeensHealth is part of the KidsHealth family of websites. These sites, run by the nonprofit Nemours Center for Children's Health Media, provide accurate, up-to-date health information that's free of "doctor speak."

A team of pediatricians and other medical experts reviews all KidsHealth content regularly to ensure the information is as current as possible. That doesn't mean TeensHealth takes the place of an in-person visit with a doctor. Nothing beats a personal consultation with a physician who can get your health history, do a physical exam, and talk with you one-on-one. What TeensHealth can do is help you learn ways to keep your body and mind healthy.

Nemours Center for Children's Health Media

The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media is a part of The Nemours Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by philanthropist Alfred I. duPont in 1936 and devoted to improving the health of children.

The pediatrician-led Center is unique in the nation with its exclusive focus on children's health media — and offers a post-residency fellowship for physicians seeking to further develop their skills in health communications.

Our projects have included a wide range of media to help families, including:

  • our huge library of engaging videos distributed right at a patient's bedside in more than 40 hospitals nationwide
  • the Healthy Habits for Life Resource Kit produced in collaboration with Sesame Workshop that helps preschool teachers incorporate healthy physical activity and nutrition habits into everyday routines
  • Fit Kids, published worldwide by Dorling Kindersley, an illustrated book to help parents keep their kids and teens eating healthy and active
  • the Encyclopedia of Human Diseases and Conditions created especially for teens and distributed through schools

We work with some of the nation's most renowned brands — Cheerios, Merck, Seventeen magazine, the Michael Phelps Foundation, the American Academy of Family Physicians, Time for Kids, etc. — to help craft messages that support the health of kids, teens, and families.

Licensable Health Information, Permissions, and Media Inquiries

In addition to online health information, the Center creates a variety of educational and engagement solutions including patient instructions, videos, sequenced learning tools, and more. This content may be licensed by health care providers, health plans, and other organizations seeking to engage, educate, and motivate families. To learn more about licensing KidsHealth products, contact our Partnership Group.

Requests from the media for interviews with KidsHealth experts are welcome.

For more information regarding use of the KidsHealth content, see our Permissions and Linking Guidelines.

Sponsorship Opportunities

KidsHealth works with corporations, foundations, and other groups that support the mission of KidsHealth: helping families grow up healthy. These collaborations help to fund additional KidsHealth educational programs that provide knowledge, advice, and comfort — and inspire families to make the best choices possible. We welcome you to join us in supporting families.

Tell Us What You Think

We depend on you — and our millions of other visitors — to let us know your thoughts about KidsHealth, how we've helped you, and ways we can improve the site. If you have a correction to request, please send that along, too. I guarantee we'll listen.

Neil Izenberg, MD

Note: All information on TeensHealth® is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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