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  • 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 ...

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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About the Author

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

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