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  • Which Teens Work - If They Can Find a Job

    As summer arrives, the job market for teens seems to be suffering with the rest of the economy. In fact, teens seem to be competing with unemployed adults for work, and the poorest teens find it hardest to get work. Our local paper had a chart fro...

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  • Book Review: The Launching Years (Part 1)

    The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life, by Laura Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt is a must read for parents of juniors or seniors in high school, as well as parents of college-aged young adults. With steadfast en...

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  • Sports-related injuries among high school athletes in the United States

    A report recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages teens to participate in high school sports to promote a healthy lifestyle and documents a huge increase in high school sports participation in the last ...

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  • Sexual Risk Reduction Information to Parents

    Statistics from the 2005 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a representative survey of high school youth, indicated that 47% of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 engaged in sexual intercourse, and 6.2% did so before the age of 13.The good news is that 5...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.16

    Thank you Trent McBride at Pathtalk.org for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my post about the post holiday blues. I have to admit that taking down our holiday decorations during the stormy weekend required some motivational energy. Mo...

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  • 11th Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day

    Every 16 minutes someone in the U.S. dies by suicide.Every 17 minutes someone in the U.S. is left to make sense of it.Today thousands of survivors of suicide loss from across the country will view a special broadcast to help them connect with othe...

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  • Shaving Pubic Hair

    Guest Writer: Leigha Winters, college studentWith puberty come many changes, including increased body hair and the development of underarm hair for teens. For many people, this is the time that they begin to depilate, or remove body hair. The mo...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.35

    Thank you Healthcare Technology News for hosting Grand Rounds 5.35 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about the increase in hospitalizations for eating disorders.This week was full of great posts about healthcare reform - maybe bl...

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  • Nebraska Parents Abandoning Teenagers ...

    Strange but true, I saw this article in the associated press the other day. In Nebraska, they seem to have made an incredible error when they wrote the "Safe-Haven Law" that went into effect this summer, and was meant to protect to lives of newbor...

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  • Judge Blocks State Video Game Ban

    Sorry, but this counts as a rant! I am so annoyed that a judge has decided that the law authored by Senator Leland Yee from San Francisco to keep youth from buying the most violent video games is unconstitutional! Can you believe that?The Palo Alt...

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

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