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  • Book Review: When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents Survival Guide

    As promised, here is the first book I can recommend for parents struggling with an empty nest. When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents Survival Guide (1998), by Carol Barkin is a "support group with a binding" for parents preparing to let their k...

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  • Working Teens & Performance Reviews

    As an old raisin I cannot really remember my first performance review, but for working teens, it is a very teachable moment. If your teen has worked anyplace for a year, they will likely receive a performance review which is a great opportunity to...

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  • Routine HIV Testing

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended regular, routine testing for the AIDS virus for all Americans ages 13 to 64, which would make HIV testing as common as a cholesterol test.These historic guidelines (endorsed by th...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.16

    Thank you Dr. Rich at The Covert Rationing Blog for hosting Grand Rounds 6.16 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about coming of age and the Bat Mitzvah.Thanks for this great edition of Grand Rounds and the amazing commentary. Thi...

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  • Teens Who Work May Be in Danger

    There was some bad news from research, done with more than 900 teens done at the University of North Carolina, published in the March issue of Pediatrics. The article suggested that teens aged 14 to 18 who work in retail and service jobs during th...

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  • Boys: The Teens We Ignore

    While looking for other information about teens and health care I found a great article at Tolerance.org entitled, "Guiding our sons from boyhood to manhood - Paul Kivelidentifies four things every emerging man needs." It was an interesting read a...

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  • College Financial Aid - When To Start Applying

    If your teen has just completed his or her junior year in high school, it is time to start applying for college financial aid. While your teen is completing the Common Application this summer and writing the college essay, you can help by support...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.08

    Thank you Dr. A at Dr Anonymous for hosting Grand Rounds 4.8 this week and including a link to the post about teens needing flu shots at Teen Health 411.This week was very eclectic, but always good reading, and I am impressed you managed this duri...

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  • Book Review: Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen

    As a parent of two girls, I know that they can use all the information they can get to help navigate the changes they experience during the gain of "40 pounds and 10 inches" associated with puberty!In 2006 the American Medical Association publishe...

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  • Reproductive Health: Teens & Young Adults

    The National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC) has just released a new fact sheet on Reproductive Health in Adolescents and Young Adults that had mixed news. On one hand, the adolescent pregnancy rates have decreased, as have the numbe...

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

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