Erin Ross

All Stories by Erin Ross

  1. Health & Medicine

    Sad or stressed? Here’s where to find health-ful info

    The internet and hotlines have a lot of great resources — if you know where to find them and how to avoid the misinformation.

  2. Science & Society

    Teen mental health: What role does social media play?

    The Surgeon General advises that because social media is being linked to both good and harm, teens can use it — but should do so very carefully.

  3. Humans

    Seven steps to boost your mood

    Give yourself some quality “me time” every day. The goal is self-care and expression that can liberate you — and maybe even bring joy.

  4. Humans

    Being a teen has always been hard; now it’s especially so

    More U.S. children and teenagers are reporting mental illness than ever. With not enough doctors to treat all of them, here’s how to find help.

  5. Health & Medicine

    High blood pressure can affect kids but often goes undiagnosed

    Left untreated, it can lead to lasting problems, even in kids who appear otherwise healthy. Learn the signs and what to do.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: High blood pressure stresses the heart and blood vessels

    Because it can be dangerous, doctors should regularly screen for it even in young kids and teens — but often don’t.