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  • Condoms Prevent STDs: Duh!

    A recent study reported in the American Journal of Public Health (2007; 97(6):1090-1095) found that adolescents who use condoms the first time they have sexual intercourse are less likely to have chlamydia and gonorrhea seven years later, and were...

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  • Teens Admit Risky Driving Habits

    Oh my goodness! As parents we may have assumed that our teenagers do not need to be told that they cannot talk on the cellphone, or text message while driving, but think again! In spite of the fact that parents know teens do not have the experien...

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  • Thank You: Grand Rounds 3.53

    Thank you Kevin, MD at Kevin, M.D. for hosting Grand Rounds 3.53 this week and including my post about college readiness. This week was really interesting and the 4th year promises to be diverse - when in one week we get vegetarianism, Levi ads, t...

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  • Obesity - Trying to Slow the Growth

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in 2007 the percentage of adults that were considered obese (based on their BMI score) had grown to 26 percent, compared to about 15 percent in 1978. It is estimated that more than 17% of teens ar...

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  • Staycations with Teens

    Last month when my teens and I were planning our road trip to do community service at our beloved wolf sanctuary (Howling Acres) and to see the University of Oregon, at Eugene, which is on my eldest daughter's short list for college, I heeded my o...

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  • Happy New Year From Teen Health 411

    Did you make a wish or declare a resolution for 2010 on the blue moon last night? As you may or may not know, the term "blue moon" refers to the second full moon in a calendar month, which usually happens every 2.5 years, but there has not been a ...

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  • Vitamins and Teens

    If your teen's diet contains a wide variety of foods, including whole grain products, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy projects, nuts, seeds, eggs and meat, then s/he is probably getting the vitamins and minerals his or her body needs. Teens not...

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  • Fat Teenagers and Exercise

    Every where you turn, we are all being encouraged to exercise more and eat less! There are exercise classes, gyms, and personal trainers everywhere, supposedly making it easier to give in to the pressure to exercise for your health. Schools are wo...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.34

    Thank you David E. Williams at the Health Business Blog for hosting Grand Rounds 4.34 this week and including my post about the Care and Feeding of Adolescents.This week had some very interesting posts included and I loved all the humor!Photo cred...

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  • Vegetarianism and Teens

    Is vegetarianism a new eating disorder? A new study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggests the vegetarianism is not always healthy, and may be used as a socially acceptable way to mask an eating disorder.The study found that ...

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

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