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A Look at the Health of Hispanic Adolescents in the U.S.

Our nation’s adolescents are becoming increasingly diverse, and this trend will continue in the decades to come. Today, more than one in five youth between the ages of 10 and 19 in the United States is Hispanic continue reading »

Another Study Links ‘Sexting’ to Sexual Activity in Teens

But Dutch researchers find those at risk are in the minority. A new study of Dutch teens finds that few of them frequently engage in risky online activity related to sex, such as sending naked photos to strangers continue reading »

Survey: Majority of Hispanic Teens Guilty of Texting While Driving

Findings from a new survey commissioned by AT&T as part of the "It Can Wait"campaign indicate Hispanic teens are highly vulnerable when it comes to texting while driving. A shocking 54 percent of Hispanic teens admit to texting while driving, compared to 41 percent of Caucasian and 42 percent of African-American teenagers. continue reading »

STUDY: Half of Latino Teens Report Smoking Pot in Last Year

Only Half of Teens, 51 Percent, Now Say They See “Great Risk” in Using Marijuana Regularly ~Teen Abuse of Rx and Over-The-Counter Medicines Remain at Dangerous Levels~ continue reading »

Illinois Campaign to Stop Teen Texting Launched

Attorney General Lisa Madigan today joined with Secretary of State Jesse White, state attorneys general nationwide, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council continue reading »

Hispanic Teen Pretends to be Pregnant at Local School to Highlight Stereotypes

No everyone in Toppenish, Washington expected honor student Gaby Rodriguez to get pregnant at 17 years old but she did, well actually she faked it. Why such an outlandish lie and hoax – it was a social experiment to debunk some myths about teen pregnancy and highlight the stereotypes associated with it. continue reading »

Colorado Latino Teen Suicides Increase After the Recession Hits Home

There are very few that have not felt the pressures of the U.S.’s recession, but it seems that Latino teens in Colorado have been hit hard, as the number of attempted suicides by this group has spiked. continue reading »

Drug Use on the Rise Amongst Hispanic Teenage Boys

According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy drug use amongst certain minority teen populations are at higher rates than other populations. continue reading »