Teen Health 411
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  • A Global Perspective on Teen Sex Habits

    There is some good news about teen sex habits. The Journal of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine published a study and editorial suggesting that teenage sexual activity does not always have serious short-term and long-term health-compromising co...

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  • Unconditional Love: How Hard Can It Be?

    Continuing with the theme about the impact of advertising, I set out trying to find an explanation about why advertising works so well on the American people. What I found was a book that could have a profound impact on how we parent. "Real Love,"...

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  • Youth Suicide Rates Rising, Especially Among Young Teenage Girls

    A September edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reported that the U.S. suicide rate among preteens and teens rose to its highest rate in 15 years in 2004, with the biggest jump among 10 to 14 year-old girls. Between 1990 and 2003,...

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  • Teenage Girls and Calcium

    I went to a great grand rounds the other day about osteoporosis and learned that all teenage girls should be taking about 1,500 mg of calcium with Vitamin D a day in addition to a multivitamin. Three glasses of milk provide about 1,200 mgs, but mo...

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  • Staph Infections Increasingly Resistant to Drugs

    In November of 2007 I reported an increase in Staph Infections in Schools, and apparently, it is still a problem. According to a recent study by Dr. Sobol at Emory University, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, known as MRSA ...

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  • Teens and Drugs

    The good news is that the rates of most drug use have decreased except for inhalants and painkillers. The bad news is that prescription drugs are the most abused drugs (other than marijuana) by teens, and 64% report getting them from friends or fa...

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  • College Touring with Younger SIblings

    Well we have finally started college touring in a big way. We had visited two local colleges this Fall, but last week we packed the car and headed to beautiful Southern California to explore seven universities - two University of California (UC) c...

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  • Electronic Devices and Headaches in Teens

    It seems to me that teens are experiencing more headaches than in previous history but a recent study suggests that the use of electronic devices is not related to the headaches - unless the teen listen to 1-2 hours of music every day.A study in G...

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  • Provocative Campaign on Childhood Mental Illness

    Well, I never thought I would say this, but I wish I lived in New York this month. Apparently the Child Study Center is running some amazing ads about autism, depression, ADHD, bulimia, OCD, and Asperger's syndrome that are really catching the att...

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  • Safety and Empowerment - How to Balance Risks for Teens

    Lately, the world seems to be a little crazier to me, and although I refuse to watch the news on TV, there have been several "events" involving young girls being abducted, raped, or threatened that have managed to creep into my reality, shaking me...

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About the Author

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

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