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Martina Velasquez of Weston was 13 when she first became aware of secret societies for depressed teens on Instagram and Tumblr. “When you are in a position of absolute depression and hopelessness, you think you are completely alone,” she said.

— Share the facts. E-cigarettes and vapes reduce exposure to some of the harmful chemicals of tobacco cigarettes, but no one really knows the impact of these products on kids’ health. And studies show they contain formaldehyde.

Infant mortality rates overall have dropped. In 2017, the infant mortality rate was 5.79 deaths per 1,000 live births, 14 percent lower than in 2007.

Obesity among males 2 to 19 years old increased from 14 percent in 1999-2000 to 19.1 percent from 2015-2016. During the same period, obesity a…

If your child has obsessive-compulsive disorder, you know that this condition affects not only your child but also your entire family. The guidance that follows can help parents gain a better understanding of OCD, learn helpful strategies to support their children, and ease distress all around. OCD typically includes uncontrollable, recurring thoughts and...