Drivers Education and Teen Fatalities
More adolescents die in car crashes than from any other cause and drivers education has not changed much in 50 years according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Most states require driver education before teens can get a license but the...
Happy 2nd Anniversary Teen Health 411 Readers
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 T...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.11
I would like to thank Enoch Choi at MedHelp for hosting Grand Rounds 4.11 this week (while hanging out in Disneyland) and including my posts about chlamydia and unintended pregnancy. For anyone having trouble finding it - it looks like the post is...
Fewer Teens Driving at 16-Years-Old
Good news for parents worried about the accident statistics. According to the Federal Highway Administration, in 2006 only thirty percent of 16-year-olds held driver's licenses. Some of the reasons include tighter state laws about when teenagers c...
Good Sex = Good Communication
Ask any adult woman if communication matters to sex and you will get a clear answer - YES! Ask a teenager, and you are likely to get many different answers.A recent research study by Widman, Welsh, McNulty & Little published in the Journal of ...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.22
Thanks to Barry at Daily Interview for including a post about teens and obesity from Teen Health 411 in Grand Rounds 4.22 this week.This week was interesting and informative!Photo Credit: web_guy94301
A Global Perspective on Teen Sex Habits
There is some good news about teen sex habits. The Journal of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine published a study and editorial suggesting that teenage sexual activity does not always have serious short-term and long-term health-compromising co...
Unconditional Love: How Hard Can It Be?
Continuing with the theme about the impact of advertising, I set out trying to find an explanation about why advertising works so well on the American people. What I found was a book that could have a profound impact on how we parent. "Real Love,"...
Youth Suicide Rates Rising, Especially Among Young Teenage Girls
A September edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reported that the U.S. suicide rate among preteens and teens rose to its highest rate in 15 years in 2004, with the biggest jump among 10 to 14 year-old girls. Between 1990 and 2003,...
Teenage Girls and Calcium
I went to a great grand rounds the other day about osteoporosis and learned that all teenage girls should be taking about 1,500 mg of calcium with Vitamin D a day in addition to a multivitamin. Three glasses of milk provide about 1,200 mgs, but mo...