Traveling with Teens: Part 2
We're Back! I love the trips I have taken with teens over the last few years because hanging out with them 24/7 provides a unique insight into their relationships and daily patterns. I usually take a couple of books that we all take turns reading ...
Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice and Healing
The Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing is a multifaith organization dedicated to advocating sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society. They have developed the Religious Declaration on Sexual M...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.24
Thank you David Williams at Health Business Blog for hosting Grand Rounds 6.24 this week and including the post from Teen Health 411 about how to support seniors receiving college letters this month.This week was an intense read - you were not ki...
Sports and Injuries in Teens - Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow or a unilateral collateral ligament (UCL) tear is common in young athletes that play baseball or football and throw javelin, but can occur at any age. This injury seems to occur more in less-skilled players, suggesting that good techn...
It's a Whole New World: Relationships and Sex in the 21st Century
Information about Teen Sexual Behavior Let me first say, that although we were all teenagers once, our experience was so different than what our teens are experiencing today, that we cannot assume to know anything – and applying the way our parent...
Grand Rounds 3.33: Thank You
I want to thank TBTAM at The Blog that Ate Manhattan for hosting Grand Rounds 3.33 this week and including my post about Cybersex. This week was really interesting!Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, cybersex, Internet safety
In Memory of Larry King
Larry King was murdered on February 12, 2008 at his junior high in Oxnard, CA. Larry was only 15 years old and liked to come to school in makeup, high heels, and earrings. When teased by the other boys, he teased them right back and was confident ...
Family Internet Safety Site
Google & Common Sense Media have teamed up to launch a new site about family Internet safety. The new site has a great video for parents that includes useful "how to" tips about keeping kids safe while they are browsing the Internet. It shows ...
Sports and Injuries in Teens - Stress Fractures in the Lower Back
A doctor I work with recently said she was concerned by the increase in lumbar stress fractures she was seeing in young athletes. She said she used to see it mostly in gymnasts but now she was seeing it in teens who play all kinds of sports.We hyp...
What Matters in the College Application
The junior year in high school has to be some kind of stress-related test for teenagers. The poor kids are trying to get good grades, excel in any sport or extra-curricular they love, select colleges, take the SAT and subject tests, become respons...