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  • A Boy Crisis?

    My daughter cut an interesting article out of the PARADE magazine for me a few weeks ago entitled, "Does America Have a Boy Crisis?" which really surprised both of us, and has made for several very interesting discussions about school and gender.T...

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  • Body Image, Self-Esteem, Gender and Race

    Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published a study suggesting that race and gender affect whether self-esteem in linked to body weight. Research has shown that teens who believe their body and their self are the ...

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  • What Is Worrying Our Children These Days?

    A European survey of 3,000 children between the ages of 8 and 14 has reported some very interesting and surprising results. The survey found that almost 25 percent of the youth listed unemployment as their top future concern. In other countries, g...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.27

    Thank you Gina at Codeblog for hosting Grand Rounds 5.27 this week and including a post about girls, women and HIV from Teen Health 411.This week was really thought-provoking with some very interesting posts. Thanks for bringing together so many i...

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  • Vote for Healthline @ The People’s Voice Webby Awards!

    Healthline has been nominated for the prestigious Webby Award in the category of “Health." The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences will choose Webby Award winners, but the People’s Choice Webby lets you decide. It’s easy: Simply ...

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  • Early Pubertal Development - Girls

    Of the 1,250 women answering a recent poll on the We're Talking Teen Health Web site, 37% of them had started their period before they were 13, and 9% had started when they were only 9 years old. In addition, in another poll, 76% of 617 people r...

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  • Shame on RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company

    As more women are dying of lung cancer than they are of breast cancer, RJ Reynolds steps up to the plate and encourages more women to smoke with Camel No.9. This new brand of cigarettes is advertised as light & luscious, with flowers, black, b...

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  • Cybering - Scary or Safe?

    Cybersex, computer sex, or Internet sex describes a shared sexual experience between two people (or more) connected via the Internet. I guess this is the next generation of phone sex. This experience, sort of like a fantasy, can be verbal, visual,...

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  • Parenting Teens Online Resource

    I found another great resource for parents online and wanted to share it with you. Parenting Teens Online includes articles on relevant topics including family, health, money, school, community, and alcohol and drugs, as well as information on tec...

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  • Staph infections and School

    Good hygiene is the best defense against a "superbug" that has affected schools nationwide, and even killed people. The Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O'Connell told students last week in a Burlingame school that there is an aggressive...

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

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