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  • Great Parent Resource

    The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) offers a wonderful online resource for parents of children of all ages. The physicians and staff members of the PAMF know there are many questions and concerns that come with raising a child.Whether a parent...

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  • Cheating Students: Is it Rare?

    The Josephson Institute in Los Angeles recently surveyed 26,760 students anonymously at 100 randomly selected public and private high schools in the United States and discovered some pretty scary realities.The results from that survey suggest that...

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  • CDC Reports Young Adults Have Significant Health Concerns

    We usually think about young adults as being healthy and do not worry too much knowing they are the most likely group of adults to not covered by health insurance, but we better think again.It is true that 30 percent of young adults do not have he...

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  • January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

    January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Please make it a point to visit the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) and learn all you can to protect yourself and women you love!Did you know that every single day there are approximately 30 wo...

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  • A Gap Year - What is That?

    My daughter has a friend whose family is into "gap years" between high school and college and when she first suggested the idea I have to admit I was a bit reluctant, but it was because I did not understand what a "gap year," was. I thought it mea...

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  • New Sexuality Resource From SIECUS

    I thought many of you might be interested in a fairly new website aimed at youth from the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). The web site, Talk About Sex, is pretty interesting, has a self-test, and a "choos...

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  • Take Care Down There!

    I found a great web site by Planned Parenthood called "Take Care Down There" about sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The site includes some great short videos about STIs, talking to your partner, oral sex and HIV risk, etc...Definitely for o...

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  • New Resource: STDUniversity.org

    STDUniversity.org is the first web site to provide an interactive, personalized recommendation for which STD tests someone should get using answers to questions and the screening guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

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  • HIV Infection and Teens

    FOCUS: A Guide to AIDS Research and Counseling for the AIDS Health Project entitled "Facing Adult Life with HIV" that really brought home what it would mean for children or teens to be infected with HIV. UNICEF estimates that 1,800 children are in...

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  • Resources for Sexual Minority Youth

    Sexual orientation is not something teens choose, and for teens who are struggling in families without support or even tolerance, there is always someone to help. Teens can reach out to an adult who will help - a teacher, a relative, a doctor, a c...

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

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