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  • Book Review: What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College

    According to M. Spohn (2008), most parents experience some sort of separation anxiety when their child leaves for college. What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College: A Complete Guide for Parents Only will give you some valuable information...

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  • The Importance Of Family Dinners

    If you could reduce the chances that your child would smoke, drink, use illegal drugs, misuse prescription drugs, and have friends that did those risky things - all in less than an hour a day - would you do it?Of course you would but the research ...

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  • Health Care Professionals Can Help Prevent Teen Suicide

    Suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents and is more frequent in urban teens who have experienced violence. A study in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine found that suicide attempts are much more lik...

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  • Teens and HIV Vaccine Trials

    Young americans are challenged to "be the generation" that ends the AIDS epidemic.The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health, recently announced the launch of the "Be The Generation"...

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  • Thank You: Grand Rounds 4.39

    Thank you David Khorram at Mariana's Eye for hosting Grand Rounds 4.39 this week and including a post from Teen health 411 encouraging people to try a soda free summer.This week was very interesting and fun to read. It is amazing how much blogging...

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  • Orthorexia Nervosa - The Newest Eating Disorder

    Orthorexia is a term coined by Dr. Steven Bratman. “Ortho” simply means straight or correct, while “orexia” refers to appetite. Orthorexia nervosa refers to a nervous obsession with eating proper foods. While anorexia nervosa is an obsession wi...

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  • IUDs for Teenagers

    To emphasize the "importance of appropriate contraception" for teenagers, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) Committee on Adolescent Health Care has issued an opinion (#392) that is strongly in favor of providing IUDs ...

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  • Drivers Education and Teen Fatalities

    More adolescents die in car crashes than from any other cause and drivers education has not changed much in 50 years according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Most states require driver education before teens can get a license but the...

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  • Happy 2nd Anniversary Teen Health 411 Readers

    Hard to believe that Teen Health 411 has been around for two years, but to celebrate, I thought I would give a gift to you, the readers. Below is an index of articles from the last two years, by label!I hope you enjoy being able to read posts on T...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.11

    I would like to thank Enoch Choi at MedHelp for hosting Grand Rounds 4.11 this week (while hanging out in Disneyland) and including my posts about chlamydia and unintended pregnancy. For anyone having trouble finding it - it looks like the post is...

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

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