Social Norms and Teen Drinking
Oh my, teachers are having DUI courts in middle school these days, suggesting that teen drinking and driving is a frequent enough occurrence to warrant early prevention, but the data says otherwise.I believe it is our own bad habits and the media ...
Thank You: Grand Rounds 4.31
Thank you Dr. Val for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my post about Sun Safety. There were some great posts this week and I really liked your tagging system!Photo credit: web_guy94301
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.11
Thanks to Enrico at Mexico Medical Student for hosting Grand Rounds 5.11 this week and including a post about teens and oral health from Teen Health 411.I loved the music this week and the variety of posts. Thanks!Photo Credit: Ed Bierman
Prom Dresses for Girls Size 16 and Above
There was a great article in the Wichita Eagle by Loretta Grantham about Prom gown dresses for plus-size teens. Can I just say, "it is about time!" The article includes links to SydneysCloset.com and Torrid.com, and I also want to suggest promdre...
Sports and Injuries in Teens - ACL Injuries
I am learning a huge amount about sports and injuries this summer while working with the teen writers for the We're Talking Teen Health site at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. I am by no means an expert in sports, but I think parents and teens n...
More To Love - Reality or Education?
Help me, I have now watched a reality show! I resisted the first week and was actually annoyed at the trailers the month before the show "More to Love" premiered, but I gave in the second week and actually sat through several group and individuals...
Teens and Mothers
To celebrate Mother's Day I thought it would be a great idea to involve my teens and asked them to help me create a post that would celebrate teens and moms! The 15-year old produced the following poem she wrote for the post:MotherBy Madison Brown...
The Culture of Food
Whoa there is hope for our society yet! This month's American Journal of Public Health (April 2009, Volume 99, No.4) actually has a short article by Aleisha Kropf with two beautiful pictures. The included text is about how how food preparation aff...
Labor Force Participation for Teens is Only 41%
I for one think it is really important for teenagers to work even a few hours a week. It builds confidence, a work ethic, and with any luck, good communication skills. In addition, teens learn how to juggle competing responsibilities and (again, w...
Oregon Youth and the Choking Game
Now here is a scary one reported from the CDC. The "choking game" seems to be a little too popular among Oregon 8th graders. For those of you who have not heard about this activity - basically a person strangles themselves or someone else to achie...