Twitter #BeWellChat Tuesday: Teen Health

One of the largest transitions parents have to manage is their children’s entry into their teen years. The changes experienced during these years are not only physical, but emotional as well. Big decisions need to be made on everything from your teen’s health – such as whether or not to get the HPV vaccine – to how to handle potential dangers your teen may come in contact with, such as drugs and alcohol.

So, we discussed it – on Twitter.’s health team and Dr. Claire McCarthy, a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital and author of’s MD Mama blog, hosted a Twitter chat on teen health. We asked questions and share our stories and advice.

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In case you missed it, here’s the transcript of the chat: