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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.32

    Thank you Doc Gurley for hosting Grand Rounds 4.32 this week and including my post about parents and teen media. The WWF theme was amazingly fun to read and bloggers really "put out" in response to the call to beat their chests!Photo credit: jeffi...

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  • Teens and Younger Kids are Having Trouble with Sleep

    A research article in the February 15th Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that 22% of middle and high school students say they never get enough sleep, and 60% have difficulty falling asleep at least once a week. The research was conducted w...

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  • July 2008 Law Bans Teens From Using Cell Phones While Driving

    As of July 1, 2008 teens cannot use cell phones or text message while driving in California. SB 33 prohibits drivers under age 18 from using electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, pagers, laptops) while driving. Currently California law SB1613 (wh...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.30: Thank You

    Thank you fat doctor for hosting Grand Rounds 3.30 this week and including my post about promiscuity on college campuses. I have enjoyed becoming familiar with your blog!Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, Grand Rounds

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  • Plain Talk About Adolescent Reproductive Health

    In the United States, 4 out of 10 young women become pregnant at least once before they are 20, giving us the highest rates of teen pregnancy and births in the Western industrialized world (AMCHP). The majority of these pregnancies are unintended,...

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  • Preparing Parents for Teens to Drive

    Just a reminder - if you have not completed the Teen Health 411 Anniversary Survey - there is still time - do it right now!I was sure that my daughter starting to drive would keep me awake some nights, but we are both moving forward, toward the da...

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  • Weight Control in Middle School

    Eating disorders obviously have negative consequences on people suffering with them including electrolyte imbalances, menstrual and digestive dysfunction, cardiomyopathy, and premature death. Disordered weight-control behaviors - like laxative use...

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  • Nancy Redd is Coming to Palo Alto

    Now here is a hero for our teen girls! Nancy Redd is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Body Drama: Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers. Her message to our teens is "know your body, own your body, and love your body!" She ...

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  • Link Between Oral Cancer and HPV

    An article in the New England of Medicine reported last week that having had 26 or more lifetime sexual partners, or six or more oral sex partners was significantly associated with oropharyngeal cancer, which is significantly associated with being...

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  • Can My Partner Spend the Night?

    Oh, how the issues that challenge the parents of young adults just never seem to stop!What happens when a child who is functioning as an adult, going to school or working, paying his or her own bills, but still living at home asks the question, "c...

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

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