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  • Reasons to Make Sports Available to Youth

    As all of us middle aged parents know, the older we get, the harder it seems to be to find the motivation, time and energy to do the "moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA)" that we really need.Sadly, high school youth and young adults, par...

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  • I Won't Grow Up!

    What does it look and sound like when a very responsible 16-year old apparently decides that growing up isn't all it's cracked up to be and refuses to practice the independence you have tried to give her - for several weeks?I think it looks like t...

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  • Summer Slugs: How Much Sleep Do Teens Need?

    Gracious, what is a parent to do! Another morning watching my teens drag themselves from slumber barely before noon, having gone to bed at 11 PM the night before. Another discussion about getting enough exercise, eating fruit with their breakfast,...

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  • Alcohol Use and School Attachment

    Alcohol use in middle school has become an increasing concern after the 2003 wave of the Monitoring the Future study reported that 20% of the 8th graders completing a survey reported having ever been drunk, and 7% reported having been drunk in the...

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  • Literature for Transgender Youth

    There may be up to 3 million transgender people in the United States (according to the National Center for Transgender Equality) which suggests that there are youth in every community who defy gender norms. It is universal, and although I would li...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.13

    I would like to thank Shiny Happy Person (SHP) at Trick-Cycling for Beginners for hosting Grand Rounds 4.13 this week and creatively including my post about the great new book by Nancy Redd called "Body Drama."The haiku this week was truly impress...

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  • Thank You: Grand Rounds 3.48

    I want to thank Med-Source for hosting Grand Rounds 3.48 this week and including my post about the first anniversary of Teen Health 411, which asks for readers to identify pertinent issues. This back-to-school issue of Grand Rounds was really inte...

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  • Medgadget 2006 Medical Weblog Awards

    The polls are open until Sunday, January 14th and guess what - you can vote for Teen Health 411 as the Best New Medical Weblog (established in 2006)! I am honored by the reader that nominated this blog for the award and want to thank Medgadget and...

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  • Making Your Own Gummy Worms

    OK, so this is not a medically brilliant post, but I thought I would share! For a low sugar snack, you can try making your own gummy worms! Thank you to whomever developed this fun treat!Ingredients2 packages sugar free Jell-O2 packages plain gela...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.29

    Thank you Leslie at Getting Closer to Myself for hosting Grand Rounds 5.29 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about the Culture of Food. Many of the posts were great!This week's theme, "the way things used to be" gave me serious p...

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

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