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  • The Changing Face of Teen Health Care

    The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference. - AristotleIf we consider the trends over the last twenty years, teenagers are participating in fewer high risk behaviors. They actually drive sa...

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  • Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2006

    The latest report from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) presents selected health measures for children under 18 years of age, by sex, age, race, family structure, parent education, family income, poverty status, health insurance coverag...

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  • Emergency Preparedness for Teens Home Alone

    I have encouraged parents to put an In Case of Emergency (ICE) number into their children's cell phones, as well as some names of adults you trust to help in an emergency when the parents cannot be reached, but what I forgot was to encourage paren...

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  • California Ranks 48th in Country for the Number of College-Bound High School Grads

    The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems reports that less than 44% of California's high school graduates attend college within a year compared to nearly 70% in states like New York. This suggests that schools and families are n...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.48

    Thanks to Kerri at Six Until Me for hosting Grand Rounds 4.48 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about stress fractures.This week was fun reading and I loved the theme of the card catalog - which I know my kids have never even see...

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  • My Kid is Going To College!

    OMG! WTF? Are you kidding? I am not ready! Those 17 years sure blew by fast - I still remember singing to her while rubbing my pregnant belly! How the heck will we all manage? I take it all back - encouraging independence, providing a great educat...

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  • Sleep Awareness

    March 3-8 is National Sleep Awareness Week, and just FYI healthy adults are supposed to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Unfortunately, the CDC reports that from 1985 to 2006 the number of adults reporting fewer than six hours of sleep each nigh...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.22

    Thank you Michael Kirsch, MD at MD Whistleblower for hosting Grand Rounds 6.22 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about being an ally for transgender people.This week was certainly an education and a great opportunity to experien...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.9

    Thanks to Dr. Deb at Psychological Perspectives for including a post about parent/doctor teamwork from Teen Health 411 in Grand Rounds this week.I enjoyed the simplicity of this week and the ability to scan so many of the submissions easily.Photo ...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.4

    Thank you to the wife and mother blogger at Notes of an Anesthesioboist for including the post from Teen Health 411 about Native American Women & Sexual Abuse in Grand Rounds 5.4.This week was a wonderful read and reminder that we all do our b...

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

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