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Cumberland Pediatrics

1405 Franklin Gateway
Marietta, GA 30067
770-951-5400

Cumberland Pediatrics, Pediatricians in Marietta, Smyrna

Phone: 770-951-5400 | 1405 Franklin Gateway • Marietta, GA 30067 | Directions
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Teen Center

Welcome to our Teen Center. We know that teens are not "large sized kids", and you need your own space. Because we understand the importance of providing our teens with their own space, both the office and the website have dedicated locations just for teens! Our teen waiting room is decorated with motivational messages, and our website contains links to some of our favorite sites for adolescents.

So take a moment to check out our topics, and stay informed!

Vaccines

Make sure you are protected. Get the latest on teen vaccines at Vaccines for Teens.

Relationships

Prevent teen pregnancy provided by Cumberland Pediatrics
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Educate yourself on how to stay a teenager, STDs, and pregnancy prevention at:

Sexting

Take a look at this fun, interactive site on the dangers of sexting. ThatsNotCool.com.

For a more serious approach, check out this article on sexting at Teen Ink.

Bullying

Information on bullying provided by Cumberland Pediatrics

If you've ever been the target of harsh words, gossip, or repeated teasing, you know how hurtful it can be. Visit the following sites for the low down on bullying.

Anger Management

Do you wonder why you lose your temper? Are there days you wake up angry? Check out some answers at TeenHealth.org.

Depression

School tips provided by Cumberland Pediatrics

Depression affects your feelings, behaviors, and thoughts. Having bad days now and then is normal, but if you find you are down for weeks or months, you need to see your healthcare provider.

If you are in a crisis now, contact help free of charge at 770-422-0202 or 1-800-273-8255 or SuicidePreventionHotline.org.

Body Weight & Body Image

Do you think you are overweight or obese? The first step is to calculate your body mass index. Your BMI compares your weight to your height. If you are overweight, it is important to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss.

Healthy weight loss provided by Cumberland Pediatrics

The effects of body image on self-esteem can be powerful during the teenage years. Body image is based on your thoughts and feelings about the way your body looks. There is a lot of confusing information out there, so come in and see us if you are worried. Read more about body image at NationalEatingDisorders.org.

Acne

Most people will have an acne breakout during their teen years. Find out the steps to help manage your acne by reading this article.

Cigarette Smoking

Most teens know people who smoke can get lung cancer, but do you know there are a lot of bad things that smoking can do to you now? Check out NoTobacco.org.

Energy Drinks & Protein Drinks

What about protein drinks and energy drinks? We strongly discourage the use of thse drinks. Water is the best drink, espescially during exercise, and it's free! There's more information about energy drinks and protein drinks available at HealthDay.

Pap Smears

Do I need a pap smear when I start my period? No, the current recommendation is to begin pap smears at age 21. If you are having problems with your menstrual cycle, let your healthcare provider know. Learn more at TeenHealth.org.

Tip of the Month

Begin with Breakfast - Breakfast will give you the energy you need to perform your best at school and in sports. Here are a few healthy breakfast ideas for the student on the go.

Option A: 1 cup whole gran cereal, 8 oz yogurt, sliced bananas or berries, water

Option B: 2 eggs, 1 slice whole grain toast, 4 oz orange juice

Option C: Banana Nut Smoothie, whole grain toast, water

Option D: Oatmeal or oatmeal cereal bar, low fat milk