About TeenHealthFX | Online Resource For Teenage Health & Wellness
TeenHealthFX.com is an award winning website providing an online resource for teenagers asking questions about their health, body, sexuality & more.
TeenHealthFX.com is a teenage health website project funded by Atlantic Health System’s - Morristown Medical Center. The site is maintained with input from teenagers and support from community leaders. Atlantic's Community Health Department and Goryeb Children's Hospital / Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health are responsible for the content and operation of the site. The professional staff who answer questions from our vast teenage audience and provide oversight include clinical social workers, health educators, adolescent medicine physicians, pediatricians and pediatric subspecialist's, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, nutritionists, and many other health professionals.
The goal of TeenHealthFX.com is to provide teens with an online resource for any and all of their questions regarding health, relationships, their body and their sexuality. In addition to being an online health resource for teens, for those who live in Northern New Jersey the site is intended to help access medical, mental health, and other support services. The vision of TeenHealthFX.com is to empower adolescents to improve their health through individual responsibility.
TeenHealthFX.com has been live on the Internet since September 1999. It has been featured both nationally and locally in USA Today, New York Times, Daily Record, Star Ledger and Scholastic Choices. On television, TeenHealthFX has been highlighted on ABC News and NJN News.
A number of awards have been earned by TeenHealthFX.com including:
The teenagers, community members, and professional staff involved with TeenHealthFX.com are very proud of the website and the awards that have been earned. We are always looking for ways to keep the website informative, current, and user-friendly so that we can ensure its continued use as a valuable online health resource for adolescents.
The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16-19-year-olds than among any other age group. 1
In 2016, half of the 20 million new STDs reported each year are among young people, between the ages of 15 to 24. 2
Anxiety affects a sufferer physically as well as mentally. 3
33% of adolescents in America are victim to sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse. 4
For women ages 15 to 24, the mortality rate of anorexia is 12 times higher than any other cause of death. 5
About 20% of teenagers will experience depression before they reach adulthood. 6
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. 7
Nearly 750,000 teenage pregnancies occur every year. 8
The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16-19-year-olds than among any other age group. 9
Research indicates that teenagers need 8.5 hours of sleep each night. 10
The leading causes of deaths among adolescents aged 15–19 years include accidents, suicide and homicide. 11
Atopic eczema is the most common and severe form of eczema. 12
Teenage smokers are more likely to have panic attacks, anxiety disorders and depression. 13
Teenagers who drink heavily are three times more likely to try and hurt themselves (self-harm, attempt suicide etc.) than those who don't. 14
Only 1 in 5 teenagers who suffer from anxiety receive treatment. 15
About 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. 16
More teens die from prescription drugs than heroin/cocaine combined. 17
90% of teenagers who are LGBT come out to their close friends. 19
75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities like cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking, or disordered eating. 20
71% of teenagers say they use multiple social media platforms. 21
CDC estimates 51 percent of youth ages 13 to 24 in the United States do not know they are infected with HIV. 22
In 2015, 4,235 young people ages 15-24 died of drug overdoses. 23
Inhalants are chemicals found in ordinary household or workplace products that people inhale on purpose to get “high.” 24
You cannot get lice from a pet. 25
1 in 4 teens contract a sexually transmitted infection every year. 26
Type 2 diabetes occurs when either your body’s cells have trouble using insulin or your body doesn’t produce enough insulin to handle the glucose in your blood. 27
Over half of all teenagers have been victims of cyberbullying. 28
In 2016, young people (aged 13-24) accounted for an estimated 21% of all new HIV diagnoses. 29
More teenagers die from prescription drugs than heroin/cocaine combined. 30