Coming of Age
In the United States we categorize the life cycle into three different stages – childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The period of adolescence, ages 13–22, includes physical changes associated with puberty completing middle school, high school, ...
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 ...
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...