Teen Health 411
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Happy 2nd Anniversary Teen Health 411 Readers

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Hard to believe that Teen Health 411 has been around for two years, but to celebrate, I thought I would give a gift to you, the readers. Below is an index of articles from the last two years, by label!

I hope you enjoy being able to read posts on Teen Health 411 by subject, and thank you for being a reader! Let me know if you like this - and I will pass it along to Healthline.

Abortion (4)
When Denial is Not the Best Choice
Unwanted and Teen Pregnancy in the Media
Supreme Court Restricts Women's Reproductive Freedom
Confidential Reproductive Health Care and Teens

Advertising (4)
Can't Buy My Love ...
Shame on RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company
U.S. Food Companies Promise to Limit Food Advertising to Kids
Selling Food to Children: Why is Obesity a Problem?

Alcohol (9)
Alcohol Use and Teens: The Role of Adults
Teens and Alcohol: What is Normal?
Social Norms and Teen Drinking
College Students and Stress
Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction
Alcohol Use and School Attachment
Teens Who Work May Be In Danger
Unintentional Injuries ...
Substance Abuse: Teens & Young Adults

Beauty (7)
For Goodness Sake - Cosmetics Can Kill You
Protect and Care For Your Skin
Seventeen Magazine and the Body Peace Project
Onslaught Video by Dove
Hair Removal and Beauty
Embracing Healthy Skin
Reality TV and Teen Health
Shaving Pubic Hair

Biking (1)
Bike Safety and Manners

Body Art (3)
Tattooing & Body Piercing
Oral & Dental Complications of Piercing
Piercing & Teens

Body Image (8)
The Care & Feeding of Adolescents
Protect & Care for Your Skin
Girls & Body Image
Body, Self-Esteem, Gender & Race
Prom Dresses for Girls Size 16+
Weight Loss Ads & Young Girls
Healthy Living: A Teen Perspective
Teen Body Image

Boys (7)
A Boy Crisis
Males, Romance & Success
Teen Boys & Romance
Boys: The Teens We Ignore
Teen Boys & Healthcare
Are Males Dominant, Disconnect & Dangerous
Manorexia: Males & Eating Disorders
Boy's Guide To Becoming A Teen

Bullying (11)
Cyberbullying & Fear
Fashion Bullies in Middle School
Setting an Example
Best Practices in Bullying Prevention
School Bullying
Cyberbullying
LGBTQ Harassment
Schools & Parents Taking Action
Harassment & Bullying
Cyberbullying
Bullying & Teens

College
(13)
The Used To Be Empty Nest
The Launching Years Part 1
The Launching Years Part 2
College Students & Stress
Education Update
A Gap Year
Stanford Here We Come
College Applications & Facebook
Is Character As Important As Grades?
PSAT Scores & College Prep
When Your Kid Goes To College
Are Teens Emotionally Ready For College?
Teens Leaving For College

Community Service
(2)
Traveling With Teens: Part 3
Community Service & Teens

Divorce
(1)
Now What Do I Do: A Guide For Teens

Driving (7)
Hands Free Law
Fewer 16-Year-Olds Driving
July 2008 Bans Cell Phones
Preparing Parents for Teens to Drive
Teens Admit Risky Driving Habits
Teen Driving Risks, Guidance for Parents
Drivers Education & Teen Fatalities

Eating Disorders (5)
Eating Disorders and Teens 1
Eating Disorders and Teens 2
Weight Control in Middle School
Eating Disorder Support On The Web
Orthorexia: The Newest Eating Disorder

Emergency Contraception (4)
Plan B Use Increases
Emergency Contraception Survey
Plan B Available to Teens One Way of The Other
Plan B or The Morning After Pill

Emotional Health (4)
Teens and Depression
Mentors Make A Difference
Parenting As Inspiration
Cutting To Relieve Emotional Pain

Employment (7)
Gen Y Employees Not Engaged
Which Teens Work - If They Can Find A Job
The First Day At Work - for Teens And Parents
Labor Force Participation For Teens Is Only 41%
Finding A First Job As A Teen
Teens Who Work May Be In Danger
Teens And Work

Financial Education (3)
Families Struggle To Make Ends Meet
Vacation & Financial Education
Your Kids & Investing
Financial Fitness For Teens & Preteens

Fitness and Sports
(7)
Youth Need More Exercise
Girls Are Champions
Celebrating Girls & Women In Sports
Sports & Injuries In Teens - Stress Fractures
Girls & Sports
Sports and Injuries In Teens - ACL
Sports-Related Injuries Among High School Athletes

GLBT
(10)
In Memory Of Larry King
Bullying Of LGBT Teens
Rainbow Project Book List
Literature For Transgender Youth
Talking To Your Kids About Homosexuality
Colage: Children of Lesbian & Gay Parents
GLBT Movies To Share With Your Teens
Gay Teens
Suicide Risk & LGBT Youth
LGBTQQ Youth

Health Care (8)
HIV & Your Grandparents
One In 150 Children Has Autism
High Blood Pressure Undiagnosed in Teens
Staph Infections & School
Heart Attacks Can Occur In Teenagers
Teen Health Rights
Getting Teens Hooked Into Preventive Health Care
Breast Cancer & Teens

Health Facts (6)
For Goodness Sakes - Cosmetics Can Kill
FDA Warning About Products
Sleep Awareness
The Muscle Cramp
A Quart Of Mucus Every Day
Body Drama Review

Hobbies
(2)
News For Twilight Fans
Breaking Dawn Review

Holidays (11)
Happy Valentine's Day
Post Holiday Blues
Looking Back on 2007
Happy Thanksgiving
Gratitude & Abundance
Holiday Letters
Teens & Mothers
Coming Of Age
New Year Ritual
Blessings For The Holidays
Teen Health & Holidays

Injuries
(4)
Emergency Preparedness For Teens
Unintentional Injuries
Sports-Related Injuries
Leading Causes Of Injuries

IUD (2)
IUDs For Teenagers
The Intrauterine Contraceptive (IUC)

Media (20)
Youth Trends Entertainment Results
New Media In The Everyday Lives Of Youth
Unwanted And Teen Pregnancy In The Media
Pew Report On Teens & Social Media
Provocative Campaign On Childhood Mental Illness
Web Resources For Parents, Tweens & Teens
Manhunt 2 Rating: Mature or Adults Only
Judge Blocks State Video Game Ban
Teens, Tweens & Technology
Cybering - Scary Or Safe?
It Is T.V. Turn Off Week
Are Violent Video Games Really Bad?
Sexy Girls
Violent Girls: Who Do You Believe?
Turn Off The T.V.
Media Multitasking Among Young People
Teen Hearing & Music
Teens And The World Wide Web
Reality T.V. & Teen Health
Media Literacy & Smoking

Mental Health (13)
Do You Have A Cutting Problem?
DNA And Autism Risk
Successful Health Teens Are Often Ignored
Surviving Teen Suicide Attempt
Teens & Stress
Mental Health Challenges & Resources - Older Adolescents
Connection
Emotional Well-Being
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Research
Surviving A Borderline Parent
Helping Stressed Students
Get Ready for That Feeling of Rejection & Failure
CA & College-Bound Grads

Mentoring (2)
Mentors Make A Difference
School-Based Mentoring Programs

Nutrition (3)
Sugar And A Soda Free Summer
Free Fast-Food Nutritional Details
Carbohydrate Counting; Teens Beware

Obesity (12)
Weight Loss Confidential
Metabolic Syndrome & Teens
Meals Matter: Dairy Council
Obesity Rising Among Asian Children
High Blood Pressure Undiagnosed In Children & Teens
Summer Vacation & Obese Teens
US Companies Promise to Limit Food Advertising
Selling Food To Children: Why Is Obesity A Problem
Are You Or Your Teen A Couch Potato?
Online Food Advertising
Health Consequences Of Soda Consumption
The Epidemic Of Childhood Obesity

Online/Internet Safety (7)
Totally Wired
Family Internet Safety Site
What Puts Teens Online At Risk?
Technology & Today's Tweens And Teens
Teens, Privacy & Online Social Networks
A New Online Safety Group
Child Internet Safety

Parenting (33)
I Won't Grow Up 1
I Won't Grow Up 2
Great Parent Resource
Happy Mother's Day
A Parenting Book That Could Change Your Life
Unconditional Love: How Hard Can It Be?
Preeten PMS: What Is A Parent To Do?
Dear Ms. President
Post Holiday Blues?
Looking Back on 2007: Teen Health
Bring Back Home Economics!
UCAN Teen Report Card - Teens Grade Parents
Safety & Empowerment - How To Balance Risk For Teens
Preteen Summit - Food For Thought
Does My Tween Or Teen Need A Flu Shot?
In Case Of Emergency (ICE)
Parenting Teens Online Resource
A History of Manga
Tea Time With TeensTotal Momsense by Anita Renfroe
MOMfulness Book Review
Peaceful Meditation For Parents Of Teens
Board & Card Games For Family Bonding
Parenting As Inspiration
Cyber Chores
Mothers & Community
Parenting In The 21st Century & Blogs
What Every Parent Should Know About School Involvement
The Importance Of Touch And Teens
Parent-Child Connectedness
Support For Depressed Parents Of Teens
Organized Activity Participation Or Over-Scheduling - Which is Better For Youth?
At-Risk, Privileged, and Pressured
Parenting Preteens

Pregnancy
(7)
Stigma & Teen Pregnancy
Teenage Birth Rate Increased in 2006
Six Steps to Increase Unintended Pregnancy
Reasons For Unprotected Sexual Intercourse
Contraceptive Use is Reducing Adolescent Pregnancy

Preteens (4)
Girls Guide To Becoming A Teen
The Care & Feeding Of Adolescents
Early Pubertal Development - Girls
Preteen PMS - What Is A Parent To Do?


Relationship Violence
(5)
Dating Violence In The News
Abusive Relationships
Internet-Based Abuse Hotline
Dating Violence 1
Dating Violence 2

Relationships (4)
Love is Respect
Males, Romance & Success
The ABCs of Healthy Teen Relationships
Teen Boys & Romance

Research (2)
Summary Of Health Statistics
Abstinence Only Programs

Safety (3)
Stroke - Do You Know The Warning Signs
Stranger Danger
Violence & Schools

School (13)
Homeschooling Banned In CA?
Small Class Sizes & Health
Expanded Learning Time in School
Back-To-School Basics

Self-Injury (1)
Bodily Harm

Sexuality (17)
Freedom = Less Sex
Are Teens Having More Oral Sex?
A Global Perspective on Teen Sex Habits
What is Hooking Up?
Unhooked
Loose Women On Campus
Speaking Out About Adolescent Sexuality
Relationships & Sex
Good Sex = Good Communication
The Incredible Melting Condom
YRBS
Motivation To Have Sex?
Religion & Teen Sexual Behavior
Is It Consensual Sex Or Rape?
Abstinence In The News
Sexuality Education Is Failing Miserably
Facts About Teen Sexual Activity

Sexuality Education (13)
Sexual Risk Reduction Information To Parents
Congress Extends Funding For Abstinence Education
Parents & Sexuality Education
Plain Talk About Adolescent Reproductive Health
The Birds, The Bees, and Me
Condom Availability In Schools
Fathers, Daughters & Virginity
Religious Declaration On Sexual Morality
Teens & Sexual Health
Teens & Sex
HIV Among US Adolescents
Abstinence-only versus Comprehensive Sexuality Education
Teens & Condoms

Sexually Transmitted Infection/Disease
Birth Control In Middle School?
Mycoplasma Genitalium
Telling Someone They May Have An STD

Chlamydia (5)
1-in-4 Sexually Active Girls May Have An STI
US #1 In Chlamydia Cases
Condoms Prevent STD: Duh!
Chlamydia & Teens
Reproductive Health & Teens

Herpes
(1)
Genital Herpes (HSV 2) And Teens

HIV (11)
HIV Infection in People Over 50
Role Of Fathers in HIV Prevention
HIV & Your Grandparents
Girl Positive
Internet & HIV Prevention
HIV & African American Teens
Hormonal Contraception & HIV
HIV Infection & Teens
Teens & HIV Vaccine Trials
Routine HIV Testing

HPV
(8)
New HPV Vaccine
HPV Update
HPV Vaccines For Boys?
More Q & A About HPV Vaccine
Link Between Oral Cancer & HPV
Could 1 In 4 Women Have HPV?
New Hampshire Offers Free HPV Vaccine
Adolescent Immunizations

Sleep (6)
Women & Sleep
Sleep Awareness
Summer Slugs - Sleep & Teens
Teens Having Trouble With Sleep
Sleep In The News

Smoking (1)
ADHD, Lead & Smoking

Substance Abuse (9)
Social Norms & Teen Drinking
Teen Marijuana Use
Drugs, Brains & Behavior
Alcohol Use & School Attachment
Caffeine & Youth
Substance Abuse
Misuse Of Stimulants
Teen Smoking
Drug & Alcohol Use Leveling Off

Suicide (2)
Youth Suicide Rates
Helping Prevent Suicide

Tanning (2)
Sun Safety
Skin Cancer & The Beautiful Tan

Tragedy (1)
Virginia Tech

Travel (6)
Summer Camp & Independence
Staycations With Teens
Planning Vacations With Teens
Traveling With Teens 1
Traveling With Teens 2
Preparing Your Teen/Preteen For Being Away From Home

TV (1)
TV May Hurt Attention & Learning Skills

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