Teen Health 411
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  • The Best Teen and Preteen Health Resources on the Web

    I frequently link to two wonderful teen and preteen health web sites by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), so I thought I would formally introduce you to these sites, and tell you a little about them. The sites are "We're Talking: Teen Healt...

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  • Writing to Change the World: Book Review

    Writing to Change the World by Mary Pipher is an inspiring guide for transforming the world with words. The book is well worth the read, features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, great quotes, suggestions, and stories about people who have ...

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  • Sugar and a Soda Free Summer

    The SF Bay Area is gearing up to have a "Soda Free Summer!" Six counties are being encouraged by the public health department and many community-based organizations to learn about the health risks associated with soda consumption and help familie...

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  • Stigma and Teen Pregnancy

    Yesterday I spoke with a reporter about teen pregnancy and have been stewing over something she said ever since. She suggested that the "teen pregnancy" media in the last year or so, including films like Knocked Up and Juno, Jamie Lynn's pregnancy...

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  • Seventeen Magazine and the Body Peace Project

    Sometimes I get so excited about the media coming around, but then my hopes are dashed! I had heard that this month's Seventeen Magazine included a "Body Peace Project" to help girls love their bodies just as they are, so I was even planning on bu...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.24

    Happy Spring everyone - the ultimate new beginning!Thanks to Jenni Prokopy, founder and editrix of Chronic Babe - a site for young women with chronic illness who strive to live well in spite of health-related limitations...to be babes! for includ...

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  • Texting To Build Strong Relationships With Our Teens

    My daughters and I finally got a texting plan, and I cannot tell you how much I love it! So far we have not gone over our quota, which is good, but if we do, I will gladly pony up the extra money for a larger plan.Why, you may ask am I excited by ...

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  • What Puts Teens Online at Risk?

    I know parents want to do all they can to protect their teens from predators online. A study published last year in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine suggested that teens who converse with strangers online, particularly about se...

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  • Sun Safety

    It is time for the summer sun reminder. At least in California, the sun is out and it is easy these beautiful days to stay outside too long, or forget to wear sunscreen. Please be careful with your skin when you are exposed to the sun.Skin cancer ...

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  • Children's Health Fact Sheets

    The National Initiative for Children's HealthCare Quality (NICHQ) has a website where you can find fact sheets about the state of children's health in each state. The State Fact Sheets provide the most recent national and state-based data regardi...

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About the Author

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

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