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  • Book Review: Momma Zen

    Momma Zen: Walking The Crooked Path of Motherhood, by Karen Maezen Miller took me a long time to read, in part because we have had very different experiences as mothers, and in part because I knew when I was done, I would have to write this review...

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  • Cutting to Relieve Emotional Pain

    Historically, self-injury has gotten very little press, but there is rising concern about youth, mostly girls, who cut themselves, and the advent of MySpace, Xanga, and other social media may mean people are talking about it more. Boys self-harm a...

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  • Confessions of a Closet Waldorf Parent

    Waldorf education really comes down to the difference between teaching a curriculum and teaching children. Children learn best when a caring, connected adult incorporates the rhythm of life, music, art, and movement into the classroom.Waldorf Edu...

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  • Could 1 in 4 Women be Infected with HPV?

    In case you are still struggling with the question of whether or not to have your teen daughters vaccinated against HPV, there was another report that may encourage you to make the first (of three) appointments. A February article in USA Today rep...

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  • Condoms Prevent STDs: Duh!

    A recent study reported in the American Journal of Public Health (2007; 97(6):1090-1095) found that adolescents who use condoms the first time they have sexual intercourse are less likely to have chlamydia and gonorrhea seven years later, and were...

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  • Teens Admit Risky Driving Habits

    Oh my goodness! As parents we may have assumed that our teenagers do not need to be told that they cannot talk on the cellphone, or text message while driving, but think again! In spite of the fact that parents know teens do not have the experien...

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  • Thank You: Grand Rounds 3.53

    Thank you Kevin, MD at Kevin, M.D. for hosting Grand Rounds 3.53 this week and including my post about college readiness. This week was really interesting and the 4th year promises to be diverse - when in one week we get vegetarianism, Levi ads, t...

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  • Obesity - Trying to Slow the Growth

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in 2007 the percentage of adults that were considered obese (based on their BMI score) had grown to 26 percent, compared to about 15 percent in 1978. It is estimated that more than 17% of teens ar...

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  • Staycations with Teens

    Last month when my teens and I were planning our road trip to do community service at our beloved wolf sanctuary (Howling Acres) and to see the University of Oregon, at Eugene, which is on my eldest daughter's short list for college, I heeded my o...

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  • Happy New Year From Teen Health 411

    Did you make a wish or declare a resolution for 2010 on the blue moon last night? As you may or may not know, the term "blue moon" refers to the second full moon in a calendar month, which usually happens every 2.5 years, but there has not been a ...

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Dr. Brown is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent health.

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