Social Media and Body Image

November 21, 2017

There’s no denying it.  Media is a huge influence in our lives from what we eat to what we wear.  But it’s also affecting how we think and feel about ourselves.  Join us as we discuss how social media affects our thoughts and images of ourselves.  Our special guests will be Dr. Meghan Moreno, Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rachel Ma, Student, River Hill High School, and Chidera Umeozulu, Student, River Hill High School


Tattoos, Piercings, and Scarification

October 5, 2017

More teens and young adults are getting tattoos and piercings, but there are things to consider.  During this episode of Teen Health Matters, we’ll have a conversation with our special guest, Dr. Cora Collette Bruener, Professor Department of Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine Division & Adjunct Professor Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital, about the health and social risks associated with body modification.


Challenges and Opportunities Facing Howard County Teens Today

September 12, 2017

Teens are dealing with issues that are different than previous generations.  How are they coping? What resources are available to help? Join us as we discuss these issues and more.  Our special guests will be Heidi Griswold, Community Engagement Coordinator at HopeWorks, Valerie Harvey Adolescent Resource Specialist at Office of Children and Families, Kori Jones, Youth and Teen Specialist at Howard County Local Children’s Board, and Colleen Nester, Adolescent Health and Injury Prevention Supervisor


Distracted Driving and Teens with Dr. Lahila-Carina Ojeda

August 23, 2017

Did you know that distracted driving can increase your risk for an accident? Join us as we discuss how to prevent distracted driving and keep you safe on the road.  Our special guest will be Dr. Lahila-Carina Ojeda, Pediatrician and Preventive Medicine Resident at University of Maryland.


The Opioid and Prescription Drug Epidemic

July 12, 2017

Opioid and prescription drug overdoses have become an epidemic.  Join us as we discuss the epidemic and what’s being done to prevent it.  Our special guests will be Dr. Roe Rodgers-Bonaccorsy, Bureau of Behavioral Health Bureau Director, Howard County Health Department and Seante Hunt, Opioid Misuse Prevention Coordinator, Bureau of Behavioral Health, Howard County Health Department.