YOU: The Owner's Manual for Teens: A Guide to a Healthy Body and Happy Life

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From America?s most trusted doctors and #1 New York Times bestselling authors?an indispensable guide to help teens better understand their bodies and navigate the adolescent years.

A few years ago, we wrote YOU: The Owner?s Manual, which taught people about the inner workings of their bodies?and how to keep them running strong. But you know what? There?s a big difference between an adult?s body and your body, between adults? health mysteries and your health mysteries, between ...

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From America’s most trusted doctors and #1 New York Times bestselling authors—an indispensable guide to help teens better understand their bodies and navigate the adolescent years.

A few years ago, we wrote YOU: The Owner’s Manual, which taught people about the inner workings of their bodies—and how to keep them running strong. But you know what? There’s a big difference between an adult’s body and your body, between adults’ health mysteries and your health mysteries, between their questions and your questions. So, teens, this book is for YOU. We’ll talk to you about the biological changes that are happening in your brain and your body. We’ll show you how to get more energy, improve your grades, protect your skin, salvage more sleep, get fit, eat well, maximize your relationships, make decisions about sex, and so much more. In fact, in these pages, we answer hundreds of your most pressing health-related questions. And you know what else? We are going to treat you like adults in one very important way: We’re not going to preach. We’re going to give you straight-up information that you can use to make smart choices about how to live the good life—and enjoy every second of it. Starting right now.

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America's favorite doctors Roizen and Oz (You: Having a Baby, 2010, etc.) answer teens' health and life questions with friendly, nonjudgmental guidance.

Roizen, founder of, and Oz, Emmy Award winning host of The Dr. Oz Show, offer straightforward information on numerous topics important to teens. The good doctors weigh in on simple skin care, PMS and stress management, as well as weightier issues such as depression, addiction, STIs, the science of sex and how to effectively and safely use birth control. The authors encourage good decision making through basic biological facts—pierced tongues are bad for teeth, tattoos should be applied hygienically, etc.—but the voice does not nag, and autonomy of choice is respected. While teens may not know that accidents are the major cause of death and serious injury for their age group, they can learn to avoid risky behavior with exercises like delayed gratification, which trains the adolescent brain to become more logical. The biggest worries teens may have are whether they are normal and liked (or loved), yet they'll likely be relieved to find answers to many embarrassing questions such as, "Why are my breasts uneven?" and "Is there anything I can do to increase my penis size?"The book's tone is humorous in many places—e.g., there are some things that can't be controlled, like the fact that "dad insists on wearing black socks with sneakers to mow the lawn." Easy fitness advice and "25 Top Tips for Teens" are also included.

Honest, teen-friendly advice from trusted sources.

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Dr. Oz and the chief medical consultant for his television show want the alluded "You" in the title to be the best you possible. Thus, in true self-help manual fashion, they tackle the gamut of teen issues dealing with physical, mental, and sexual health, and all the embarrassing questions in between. Sections begin with bullet points about what readers will learn before discussion about the biology of what exactly goes on in the body that would make a teen act/look/think a certain way. "Fantastic Five: Steps for Success" end and summarize each chapter. Black-and-white illustrations are in a comic style, with facial features on a hair follicle, a tiny duck swimming in the bladder, and elfish figures demonstrating the information passing through neurons by playing baseball more prevalent than actual diagrams. Still, this is part of what makes this book accessible, though not the most authoritative. A "You Plan" presents recipes, exercises, and further tips.—Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743292580
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 643,229
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael F. Roizen, MD, is the four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author and co-founder and originator of the popular website. He is Chief Wellness Officer and chair of the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and Chief Medical Consultant to The Dr. Oz Show. He currently lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Mehmet C. Oz, MD, is also a New York Times #1 bestselling author and multiple Emmy Award-winning host of The Dr. Oz Show. He is professor and vice chairman of surgery at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University and the director of the Heart Institute. He currently lives in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2011

    Dr.Oz saved my life

    Dr oz has his own tv show if u havent seen its on channel six on charter at 2/3 pm central. I absolutley love him and you know wats funny? Im only eleven years old. I remembr when he had his million dollar challenge amazingly i changed my diet to healthyie but not disgustingly healthy. I used to get bullied in fifth grade because i wa over wheigt tht all changed thanks to Dr.Oz. Moat of his ideas help if i do recall i think only one id not work for me. Although it word perfectly to my best friend. What im trying to say i that Dr. Oz is an miricale worker. And i mean that is the most literaly way possible. Dr.Oz you changed my life forevrr and i want you to know that. I kno im prob not ur top priority ight now but please remebrr you are amazing and you save many peoples lives by our advise. Okay the book... lolz i this the book helped me out so much i loved thr part with the diet recipes those are tasty and help. Buy this bokk its worth it!

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