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  • Sore Eyes During Homework

    Teens and preteens who complain of sore eyes during homework or get headaches while reading may have convergence insufficiency (CI), which makes eye muscles work harder to focus up-close. In healthy eyes, to bring print into focus, both eyes must ...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.52

    Thank you Mother Jones, RN at Nurse Ratched's Place for hosting Grand Rounds 4.52 this week and including a post about Preventing Rape from Teen Health 411.This week was really interesting. I loved the variety, theme, pictures, and especially your...

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  • Antidepressant Use Rises

    I guess I actually knew this intuitively, as the number of people I know who mention "trying antidepressants" rises, but the Archives of General Psychiatry article by Drs. Olfson and Marcus (August, 2009, 66(8), pp, 848-856) has confirmed my sense...

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  • Alcohol Use and Teens: The Role of Adults

    What are you telling your teens (with words or actions) about alcohol use? There was a very thought-provoking article in Time Magazine last week about alcohol use and teens. In spite of the fact that it focused on the negative and forgot to point ...

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  • Emergency Preparedness

    Yesterday was the second annual observance of "Get Ready Day," designed to raise awareness about community preparedness. The goals of the campaign are to help Americans prepare themselves, their families, and their communities for pandemic flu, e...

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  • Blessings for the Holidays

    I am off to practice what I preach and spend seven wonderful sun-filled days with my daughters! I will not be posting until after 1/2/07. 2006 has been an amazing year for me. Please accept my thanks for reading my blog and for your comments and g...

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  • How to Improv - Parent a Teen!

    Parenting a teen has to be one of the toughest things in the world, in part because you never know what is coming! You leave them at school on time, prepared, clothed, fed, and when you pick them up, their lives have disintegrated for no apparent ...

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  • Teens and Suicide

    I think my community needs an intervention and a commitment to a "overachievers" recovery program - that may require more than 12 steps! A second teenager has killed herself this month and I am extremely concerned that our local culture is setting...

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  • Happy 3rd Anniversary Teen Health 411 Readers

    Teen Health 411 has now been around for three years and to celebrate, as is the tradition, here is an index of articles, by topic! Thank you for being a reader!Abortion (6)When Denial is Not the Best ChoiceUnwanted and Teen Pregnancy in the MediaS...

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  • Bring Back Home Economics!

    How funny is that? Teens lucky enough to live in affluent areas where they are receiving amazing educations are worried about the fact that they do not know how to cook, clean a house, shop for groceries on a budget, plan meals, sew, or do minor h...

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

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