So when, exactly, does adolescence start? The message to send your kid is: Everybody's different. There are early bloomers, late arrivers, speedy developers, and slow-but-steady growers. In other words, there's a wide range of what's considered normal. But it's important to make a (somewhat artificial) distinction between puberty and adolescence. Most of us think of puberty as the development of adult sexual characteristics: breasts, menstrual periods, pubic hair, and facial hair. These are...

Exercise lifts your mood, but can it serve as a treatment for people with major depressive disorder? The research says yes, according to a new study reviewing the evidence to date. Esther Entin, MD discusses the details — how much and what type of exercise works best and how to get started. For those who suffer from the side effects of antidepressants, a spin class or run in the park could be just what the doctor...

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