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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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  • HIV Infection and Teens

    FOCUS: A Guide to AIDS Research and Counseling for the AIDS Health Project entitled "Facing Adult Life with HIV" that really brought home what it would mean for children or teens to be infected with HIV. UNICEF estimates that 1,800 children are in...

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  • Bat Mitzvah: Talk About Coming of Age!

    It has been a long time since I attended a Bat Mitzvah and I have to say I wish all young teens could participate in such a wonderful welcome to adulthood! Today we have had the pleasure of sharing one and it has been a great day!When a young girl...

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  • Back-to-School Basics

    Here are some interested facts from the National Center for Education Statistics. Nearly 56 million elementary and secondary students (which includes 1.1 million homeschoolers, and 6 million attending the private schools) are heading off to about...

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

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