I Want it Now! A Book Review
Funny how life works - while reading this wonderful new book by Donna Bee-Gates about consumerism and kids, I happened to have had an Italian exchange student staying with my family, asking questions like "why are the houses and cars here so big?"...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.38
Thank you Jobbing Doctor for hosting Grand Rounds 5.38 this week and including a post about sunscreen from Teen Health 411 this week.The UK perspective and selected posts were interesting and the pictures were great! Thanks!
Financial Fitness for Teens and Preteens
According to the Summer, 2007 magazine called On Investing: Strategies & Ideas for Clients of Charles Schwab and a 2003 Harris Poll, preteen members of Generation Y (those born between 1982 and 1995) spend more than $19.1 billion annually, 87%...
PSAT Scores and College Prep
In October high school sophomores and juniors across the United States take the PSAT test to qualify for National merit Scholarship recognition. In December, the scores and test booklets are sent to the school and student with scores for the three...
Tea Time with Teens
There is more and more press about the possible health benefits of tea - helping brain function, improving focus, increasing the alpha rhythms that help us feel relaxed, energizing us (with caffeine), and even providing antioxidants that may help ...
For Goodness Sake - Cosmetics Can Kill You
Why must everything be a struggle? I think I am doing my teenage girls a favor by buying what I consider to be high-end facial cleansers, moisturizers and make-up, in hopes that their chance of getting cancer will be reduced through the use of "or...
Helping Friends Who Are Stressed And Depressed
We all have bad days or even months, and we all feel overwhelmed or like we cannot cope, but it is important to remember that things will always get better. Sometimes it helps when our friends tell us that!There are three ways people tend to react...
Sexual Risk Patterns in Junior High
A recent article in the Journal of School Health reported the prevalence of vaginal, oral, and anal intercourse among 1,279 urban, public middle school students from 10 middle schools in a large southeastern school district. The participants were ...
Hospitalizations for Eating Disorders
The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (H-CUP) recently published national estimates of hospitalizations for eating disorders from 1999-2000 and 2005-2006. The data reflected an 18 percent increase in eating disorder-related hospital stays b...
Are Violent Video Games Really Bad?
An article in USA Today says "No." Citing research by sociologist Karen Sternheimer, the article suggests that we need to look beyond video games and pay more attention to things like community and family violence, alienation, and a lack of parent...