School Stress: Taking a Toll on Your Teen?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Is too much stress from school taking a physical toll on your teenager?
Air Date: 12/11/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Hill, MD
david hill 2013Dr. David Hill is Vice President of Cape Fear Pediatrics in Wilmington, NC and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UNC Medical School. He serves on the executive committees of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics Council On Communications and the Media. In addition to writing a monthly column for Wilmington Parent Magazine, Dr. Hill writes and records for multiple websites including as,, and He has three children, ages 6, 9, and 11.
School Stress: Taking a Toll on Your Teen?
Parents are often worried about stress and their children's health; and they have every right to be.

School can cause so much stress on a teen that they begin to suffer physical health complications, such as headaches, muscle aches and even more serious health-related issues.

Yes, a little stress can be a good thing. It can motivate students to be organized.

But too much stress can really take a toll on a teen's mental and physical health.

Dr. David Hill shares how to help your teenager weather the stress from school and come out on the healthy, positive end.
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