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  • Life Without Gluten: Celiac Sprue

    Celiac Disease is an inherited, autoimmune disease in which the lining of the small intestine is damaged from eating gluten and other proteins found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats. Celiac disease is one of the most under-diagnosed diseas...

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  • Book Review: Tempted, 6th in the House of Night Series

    If you have not finished this book, do not read this book review - it will spoil it for you! Tempted is book six in the House of Night series and begins after Zoey and her friends have banished Kalona and Neferet, Zoey and Stark are both recoverin...

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  • Sexy Girls

    Those two words should not be together, but gone are the days of innocence and commitment to protecting young girls from sex. The American Psychological Association (APA) just released a report that calls for the media and advertising to stop sexu...

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  • Sports and Injuries in Teens - Osgood Schaltter

    Osgood-Schlatter disease (also called Schlatter's disease or osteochondrosis of the tibial tubercle) is inflammation in the top of the shinbone (tibia) where the patellar tendon attaches to a bony mound in the knee called the tibial tubercle. This...

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  • Sleep in the news

    The National Sleep Foundation issued an alert this week reminding parents about the importance of sleep. There was reminder to help younger kids get the sleep they need on Halloween including these tips:Let the Fun Begin... Early!: Get an early st...

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  • Males, Romance and Success

    Thanks to a comment on my last post about boys and romance, I set out last week to find more information about males and romance, and found a number of interesting studies. There are many studies on adolescents focus on peer interactions and relat...

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  • Chlamydia and Teens

    Chlamydia is America's most common sexually transmitted disease, and is most often seen in teens and young adults. Chlamydia is a bacterial infection spread by vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse. Most people do not have any symptoms to know they h...

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  • Calling For a Crackdown on Pro-Anorexia Web Sites

    This may surprise some of you, but there are actually "pro-anorexia" (pro-ana) and "pro-bulimia" (pro-mia) web sites on the Internet attracting a significant number of teenage girls, especially those vulnerable to peer pressure and at risk for eat...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.48

    Thank you Lisa at Invisible Awareness Week for hosting Grand Rounds 5.48 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about teens living with depressed parents.This week was a great read - I learned a tremendous amount about several disease...

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  • Bullying and Teens

    Like everything else in our culture, bullying has gotten “extreme.” What used to be considered almost a normal part of growing up has become the focus of many discussions between parents as well as elementary and middle school “character building”...

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

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