Teen Health 411
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  • Check out Grand Rounds 5.12 at the Huffington Post

    Grand Rounds 5.12 (the Obama Interview) by Alvaro Fernandez at Sharpbrains was just posted by the Huffington Post. Pretty cool if you ask me - check it out!

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  • Book Review: Now What Do I Do? A Guide to Help Teenagers with Their Parents' Separation or Divorce

    Lynn Cassella-Kapusinski wrote this book in 2006 to share her own experiences and help teens deal with the feelings that naturally accompany the family changes that divorce brings with it. She is also the author of "Making Your Way After Your Pare...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.40: Thank You

    I want to thank wandering visitor for hosting Grand Rounds 3.40 this week and including my post about what inspires me. This week was really interesting and gave me an opportunity to get to know more about my fellow bloggers and begin to feel like...

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  • HIV and Your Grandparents

    It may be time for teens or parents to sit grandpa down and talk about HIV prevention. Not for the benefit of the teen, but for the protection of grandpa and grandma. The over-50 crowd is a relatively small part of the at-risk group for HIV and ot...

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  • Homelessness and Families

    Kidsdata.org reports that between 2004 and 2008 the number of homeless students enrolling in public schools in California rose by more than 82,000 (26% between 2007 and 2008 alone).Homelessness is defined by living in homeless facilities or in pla...

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  • Supporting Distressed Teens

    The amount of stress experienced by teens is increasing. Whether it is the pressure they feel about school, living up to family expectations, traumatic events, or our troubled world, teens are distressed!One manifestation of teen stress is depress...

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  • Sexting: Shall Parents Panic?

    The Pew Research Center reports that parents do not need to panic, in spite of all the press, very few teens are actually sending or receiving nude or sexually suggestive text messages. Results from a study with 800 youth across the country releas...

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  • Making Community College Important

    Sometimes young adults are not ready for a 4-year university right out of high school, but the transition from high school to college still includes many changes for the teen, the parent, and the family. It is important that the transition get ack...

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  • Book Review: The Porning Of A Generation

    The Porning of America: The Rise of Porn Culture, What It Means, and Where We Go from Here is a new book by Carmine Sarracino & Kevin Scott that traces how porn culture left adult theaters and became a part of our children's reality.A well wri...

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  • Drug, Alcohol Use Leveling Off Among Teens in California

    Results from the 11th Biennial California Student Survey, sponsored by the attorney general's office, the state Department of Education and the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, reported a leveling off in teen drug and alcohol use, but a co...

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

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