Teen Health 411
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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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  • Helping Stressed Students

    There is a growing concern about the amount of stress our teens are experiencing, although all stress is not bad. Some stress adds challenge and opportunity to life. Without stress, life would be pretty dull but too much stress can seriously affec...

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  • Cell Phones and Cancer Risk

    Okay, this is scary! Dr.Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute has created quite a stir by issuing a warning to his (approximately 3,000) faculty and staff suggesting they should limit cell phone use because of...

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  • Book Review: Wicked Lovely & Ink Exchange

    Wicked Lovely (2007) & Ink Exchange (2008), by Melissa Marr are parts of a wonderful faery story for teens and young adults.Wicked Lovely is the start of a world torn apart by a dysfunctional family feud between the Winter Queen and the Summe...

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  • Harassment and Bullying: Not a Rite of Passage

    For many generations, people have thought of school bullying as an inevitable rite of passage and that it helped us all learn how to "stand up for ourselves" and deal with the "real world." This is no longer the case. The law is very clear that sc...

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  • No Name Calling Week

    No Name Calling Week was inspired by the novel called "The Misfits" by James Howe. In this wonderful book a small group of friends try to survive seventh grade - enduring teasing about height, weight, intelligence and perceived gender. Instead of ...

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  • Weight Loss Confidential: Book Review

    Anne M. Fletcher has written a great book for teens and parents of teens who are struggling with their weight. "Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose weight and Keep it Off - and What They Wish Parents Knew," gives hope and practical tips to f...

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  • Parents and Sex Education

    A recent report (May, 2007) from the Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development at Public Health Institute in Oakland, CA, suggests that 96 percent of California parents are opposed to abstinence-only policies that prohibit instructi...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.20

    Thank you to Amy at Diabetes Mine for including my post about The Rising HIV Rates in Aging Baby Boomers in Grand Rounds 4.20. I learned a couple of things and the links were really interesting and the post was well-organized. Thanks!Photo credit:...

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  • HPV Vaccine Update

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus spread through sexual contact. Most of the time HPV has no symptoms so people do not know they have it or that they are passing it to others. Although there are approximately 40 types of genital HPV, ty...

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

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