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Teen Health


"Why now, why me?" wonder many teens, who see no need to pay special attention to their health. Teen years are the time to establish good health habits that will last a lifetime - and also a time to recognize some special health issues.

In fact, the health habits you form in your teen years may play a big part in developing problems such as osteoporosis - and even heart disease - later in your life.

Nutritional issues are very important. That daily diet of french fries for lunch may seem fine now. But you may regret it later on.

Learn now how to take care of your body for a lifetime. Southcoast has some special programs just for teen women that can help you do that.



Tests You Need in Your Teen Years


Special Health Issues for Teens


Southcoast Services for Teen Women

    Pregnancy Prevention General Health
    • Teen Clinic at the New Bedford Community Health Center
      New Bedford, Mass.
      508-992-6553

    Counseling for Eating Disorders/Substance Abuse Southcoast Rehabilitation Services
      Evaluation and treatment for scoliosis and other posture-related problems. Special programs for female athletes. Individualized evaluation and strategies provided by the Southcoast SPORT program.

    • Fall River, Mass.
      508-679-7047

    • New Bedford, Mass.
      508-961-5460

    • Wareham, Mass.
      508-291-3729

    Nutrition Counseling
      For weight loss and other nutritional issues

    • Fall River, Mass.
      508-679-7056

    • New Bedford, Mass.
      508-997-1515 Ext. 3050

    • Wareham, Mass.
      508-273-4342

    Support Groups
    • Bereavement Support Group for Children and Adolescents
      800-497-1727

    • Eating Disorder Support Group @ Tobey Hospital
      Wareham, Mass.
      508-291-8916

    Fun & Healthy Stuff
    • Teen Aerobics/Junior Fitness
      Southcoast Wellness Center
      North Dartmouth, Mass.
      508-999-2171

    • Teen Violence
      Call for Southcoast's series of free videotapes on teen violence
      1-800-497-1727


Find a Physician: 800-497-1727







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