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

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