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!
Blue Family in a Blue State With Blue Values
There was a very interesting article in the New Yorker by Margaret Talbot, on 11/03/08 about the number of evangelicals getting pregnant. The title was Red Sex, Blue Sex, which I thought was quite catchy, and since I am still cranky about the elec...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.16
Thanks to Edwin Leap at Edwinleap.com for hosting Grand Rounds 5.16 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about the cost effectiveness of children.This week was quite varied with some interesting perspectives. I appreciated the remin...
LGBTQ harassment in Middle Schools
Wow! You know the world has changed when there are more than 500 gay-straight alliances existing in middle schools to protect teens against homophobia and bullying. Tolerance.org has an article by Carrie Kilman that was really interesting. Her art...
The Hidden Health Issue: Emotional Well-Being
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health has just released the results from the second annual Bay Annual Parent Poll, a telephone survey of nearly 1,800 parents from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clar...
Protect and Care for Your Skin
There was a great article in the New York Times 12/27/07 by beauty skeptic Natasha Singer suggesting the best eight ways to care for our skin, at all ages, are as follows:Discard old beauty products that you put your fingers into ( like face cream...
Thank You: Grand Rounds 4.7
Thank you Terry at Everyday Nurses for hosting Grand Rounds 4.7 this week and including a link to my post about teens living with borderline parents at Teen Health 411.This week was really interesting, and I loved the art you selected. Thank you v...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.9
Thank you How to Cope With Pain for hosting Grand Rounds 6.9 this week and including the post reviewing the movie New Moon from Teen Health 411.This week was a great cornucopia of interesting articles, and I especially enjoyed the Rx from Dr. Happ...
Obesity Rising Among Asian Children
Obesity (having a BMI above the 95th percentile) is associated with other health problems including heart disease, strokes and Type 2 Diabetes, making obesity a serious concern for most parents. Until recently, Asian children were the least likely...
What Is The Motivation To Grow Up?
Many of us are conscious of the fact that not only has our culture extending adolescence to about age 22, now "adultescence" seems to be becoming the norm. This phenomenon is experienced by parents whose adult children return home after college, f...