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  • Love Your Body Day!

    Loving our bodies and accepting our size may be the hardest things most women ever have to do! I found an old news article from Deb Burgard about the "war on obesity" and decided that I needed to help promote October 18th, which is still Love Your...

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  • Book Review: Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both (2007)

    This book, by Laura Sessions Stepp suggests that sex on college campuses for young women today means joyless encounters devoid of pleasure, leading to cynical and depressed young women. Her conclusions are supported by interviews with young women ...

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  • Book Review: Breaking Dawn

    Wow, 754 pages later I have emerged from the Twilight Series and Stephenie Meyer's latest book, Breaking Dawn! I got it Sunday and have not wanted to do anything but read all week.What a great book. This is the fourth - it follows Twilight, New M...

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  • Surviving a Borderline Parent

    Being a teenager in our world is hard enough, but if you live with a parent who gives you mixed messages or the silent treatment, or whose mood swings from euphoria to despair in a matter of hours, it can be even harder. If as a teen you keep wond...

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  • Selling Food to Children: Why is Obesity a Problem?

    Here is an assignment for you - watch TV with your tween one day and count the food advertisements - a recent study suggests you will see about 21 a day, and 34% of them will be advertising candy or snacks, 28% will be for cereal, and 10% will be ...

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  • What Is Being Done To Prevent H1N1?

    PCAST (President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) recommends several key steps to preventing H1N1:All manufacturers (there are five) of the vaccine have been asked to prepare and deliver the vaccine as quickly as possible.The DHHS ...

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  • STIs Common Within Two Years of Sexual Debut

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  • Chlamydia and Teens

    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or infection caused by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, which can damage a woman's reproductive organs. Most women infected with chlamydia have no symptoms although serious complications can c...

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  • Religion and Teen Sexual Behavior

    The Journal of Adolescent Health included a recent article entitled "The role of parent religiosity in teens' transitions to sex and contraception" exploring the associations of parent and family religiosity with the timing of sexual initiation ...

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  • Fungus Among Us!

    Just a reminder that as teens get older, and some get more modest, you may see less of their bodies, therefore they need to know how to recognize and treat assorted fungus they may pick up at school, the gym, or the pool. Specifically, athletes fo...

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

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