Teen Health 411
Teen Health 411
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  • Financial Fitness for Teens and Preteens

    According to the Summer, 2007 magazine called On Investing: Strategies & Ideas for Clients of Charles Schwab and a 2003 Harris Poll, preteen members of Generation Y (those born between 1982 and 1995) spend more than $19.1 billion annually, 87%...

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  • It Is Not Too Late: Get Your Flu Shots!

    People, people, people, this is going to be a nasty flu season - so please, make sure your entire family has had their seasonal and H1N1 flu shots! A recent study by the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that providing flu shots in O...

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  • Expanded Learning Time in Schools

    The Center for American Progress published an interesting report about expanded learning by Elena Rocha on August 28, 007. Given how many educational reforms I could suggest to enhance the well-being and health of teens, it surprised me that Ms. R...

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  • Fewer Teens Driving at 16-Years-Old

    Good news for parents worried about the accident statistics. According to the Federal Highway Administration, in 2006 only thirty percent of 16-year-olds held driver's licenses. Some of the reasons include tighter state laws about when teenagers c...

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  • Good Sex = Good Communication

    Ask any adult woman if communication matters to sex and you will get a clear answer - YES! Ask a teenager, and you are likely to get many different answers.A recent research study by Widman, Welsh, McNulty & Little published in the Journal of ...

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  • Cell Phones and Teen Health

    The Journal of Adolescent Health published an article this month describing a pilot study with 15 girls looking at the feasibility of using a GPS-enabled cell phone to track adolescents' whereabouts and study the health risks that teenagers face w...

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  • Connection

    As a new blogger, I have to admit that it has taken me a while to understand the allure of this particular form of communication. Early on I wondered why, with all the information already available to us in the form of written news, books, magazin...

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  • Cyberbullying and LGBT Youth

    Technology advances have given rise to cyberbullying through Web sites, chat rooms, email, cell phones and instant messaging, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are frequent targets.A national study completed by researchers a...

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  • Manhunt 2 Rating: Mature or Adults Only?

    California State Senator Leland Yee's campaign against a gory video game was set back a little last week when the National Ratings Board declined to give Manhunt 2 an "Adults Only" rating, which would have kept it off shelves. For those of you par...

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  • Girls are Champions

    I was introduced to an interesting site for girls last week - it is called GAC (Girls are Champions). The front page says "share your tips, your stories, your inspirations ... Learn how to play harder, get focused, stay healthy, and have more fun....

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About the Author

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

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