Teen Health 411
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  • No More Gay-to-Straight Therapy Or Treatments!

    I love the American Psychological Association (APA)! This week during the annual meeting it declared that mental health professionals should not tell gay clients that they can become straight through (reparative) therapy or other treatments used b...

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  • Media Multitasking Among Young People

    The Kaiser Family Foundation released a new report last week entitled "Media Multitasking Among American Youth: Prevalence, Predictors and Pairings" based on data from seven-day media use diaries from 694 young people 8to 18 years old. The data w...

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  • College Courting - Decision Approaching

    Oh my! The college admission letters are piling up - and the child that was sure no one would want her now feels confident that there is a college out there for her - the question has become which one?I love the letters mentioning her unique quali...

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  • What is Sexual Harassment?

    Maybe the world has gone mad ... Last month three teenage girls in PA were charged with disseminating child pornography after they sent nude pictures of themselves via cellphone to their teenage boyfriends, who were charged with possession of chil...

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  • Study says DNA Flaw May Raise Risk for Autism

    Autism is definitely a hot topic right now. I found another recent study that I wanted to mention while we were on the subject. Results from a study released online by the New England Journal of Medicine are based on the most comprehensive DNA sca...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.31: Thank You

    I want to thank Liana at Med Valley High for hosting Grand Rounds 3.31 this week and including my review of "Totally Wired" by Anastasia Goodstein. This week had some great posts included.Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, el...

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  • Hair Removal and Beauty

    Oh please! As parents everywhere are trying to combat the media pressure on tween and teen girls to be obsessed with their bodies - Nair is promoting hair removal as part of "growing up." The Nair Pretty web site starts "It's not that you're obses...

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  • Congress Extends Funding for Abstinence Education

    Recently House members voted 291-126 to extend the Title V Community-Based Abstinence Education funding through September 30 after the program lapsed June 30 when the House failed to act on the measure, which is tied to the Transitional Medical As...

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  • Bonding Over Books with Your Teens

    Calling all parents who want to share a good book with their teenager (I only know girls who are gaga about these books) - here is a series for you! Three lovely books about a 17-year old girl who finds herself in love with a vampire! Brimming wit...

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  • The Role of Fathers in HIV Education for Adolescent Boys

    A recent study (conducted with 277 fathers and sons) published in the American Journal of Public Health titled "REAL Men: A Group-Randomized Trial of an HIV Prevention Intervention for Adolescent Boys," reported that boys whose fathers participate...

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

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