Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘normal’?

Early Puberty

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    Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys. They're just a little behind Major, the boy's name that jumped the most spots on the Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names. More
  • Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines
    Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today. About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. More
  • Reinventing The Company In The Digital Age Will Drive The Discussion At The 2017 Denver CIO Executive Leadership Summit
    DENVER, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's best companies are willing to constantly disrupt themselves. Identifying where those opportunities can occur and how technology can be leveraged to drive innovative business transformation has become a ...
    09/19/2017 - 7:51 am | View Link
  • Howey: Cold beer in the age of Amazon
    If I’m gonna go to the Amazon, I’m going to pack and pack tight, take a first-aid kit, mosquito netting, a hammock, a Sears poncho, rations, trail mix, potable water and ... cold beer. As the General Assembly’s Alcohol Code Revision Commission met ...
    09/19/2017 - 12:16 am | View Link
  • Gemini, Paradox, and the Closing Phase of the Piscean Age
    Perhaps a Biblical Scholar can quote the precise chapter and verse where Scripture identifies deception as Evil’s most effective tool and enduring weapon. Evil personified assumes the form of Satan or the devil. Described in colorful ways by various ...
    09/18/2017 - 10:25 pm | View Link
  • In the age of Trump, tired are the peacemakers
    This is first in a series of portraits of American evangelical Christians in the age of Donald Trump, examining the changes, tensions and challenges in this group through individual stories. HELENA, Ark. — I can remember moments of spiritual euphoria ...
    09/18/2017 - 5:51 pm | View Link
  • Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at age 91
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favorite through his memorable turns in "Paris, Texas," ''Repo Man" and many other films and TV shows, died Friday at age 91.
    09/15/2017 - 5:05 pm | View Link
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  • Puberty: MedlinePlus
    Puberty is the time in life when a boy or girl becomes sexually mature. It is a process that usually happens between ages 10 and 14 for girls and ages 12 and 16 for boys.
    09/18/2017 - 1:07 am | View Website
  • Puberty: Stages & Signs for Boys & Girls
    The onset of puberty varies among individuals. Puberty usually occurs in girls between the ages of 10 and 14, while in boys it generally occurs later, between the ages of 12 and 16. In some African-American girls, puberty begins earlier, at about age 9, meaning that puberty occurs from ages 9 to 14.
    09/17/2017 - 10:44 pm | View Website
  • Puberty
    Girls usually complete puberty around ages 15–17, while boys usually complete puberty around ages 16–17. The major landmark of puberty for females is menarche, the onset of menstruation, which occurs on average between ages 12–13; for males, it is the first ejaculation, which occurs on average at age 13.
    09/15/2017 - 2:51 am | View Website
  • When Should Puberty Start in Girls and Boys?
    Puberty is considered early (precocious) if it occurs before the age of 8 years in girls and 9 years in boys and is considered late or delayed if it has not begun prior to the age of 13 years for girls and 14 years of age for boys.
    09/14/2017 - 7:09 am | View Website
  • All About Puberty
    This wide range in ages may help explain why some of your friends still look like young kids ... Your doctor knows all about puberty and can help determine if you are ...
    09/13/2017 - 7:06 pm | View Website
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