Teen Health 411
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  • What Are Your Priorities?

    I was really struck last month on vacation by how much I loved having unstructured time with my daughters and in comparison how much of our time together during the school year happens while on the way to medical or dental appointments, school act...

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  • Thank You: Grand Rounds 3.51

    Thank you Dr. Joshua Schwimmer at Efficient MD for hosting this week and including my post about Teens and Health Care in Grand Rounds 3.51. It was an eclectic group of posts and some interesting reading!Photo Credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline,...

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  • Unhooked: Book Review by: Leigha Winters, college student

    Recently, I read a thought-provoking book that Nancy Brown recommended (and reviewed) called Unhooked. Every time I would comment on this book to a friend, it would inevitably spark a fascinating and lively conversation about sex, pleasure, and “...

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  • Metabolic Syndrome and Teens

    As the rates of obesity rise in teens there is also a rise in a cluster of heart disease and diabetes risk factors known as metabolic syndrome. Obese teens are the most likely to have metabolic syndrome, which includes high cholesterol and triglyc...

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  • The Best of the Medical Blogosphere

    Those of you who are regular readers of blogs know that many bloggers link to other bloggers. This is a good way to find more bloggers talking about health information. I wanted to give a note of thanks to the host of this week's "Grand Rounds" fo...

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  • HIV Infection in People Over 50

    To follow up on my post about talking to your grandparents about HIV last month, I wanted to point you to the newest topic on the CDC's HIV/AIDS web page - "Persons Aged 50 and Over."The new site suggests that the increase in the number of people ...

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  • The Changing Face of Teen Health Care

    The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference. - AristotleIf we consider the trends over the last twenty years, teenagers are participating in fewer high risk behaviors. They actually drive sa...

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  • Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2006

    The latest report from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) presents selected health measures for children under 18 years of age, by sex, age, race, family structure, parent education, family income, poverty status, health insurance coverag...

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  • Emergency Preparedness for Teens Home Alone

    I have encouraged parents to put an In Case of Emergency (ICE) number into their children's cell phones, as well as some names of adults you trust to help in an emergency when the parents cannot be reached, but what I forgot was to encourage paren...

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  • California Ranks 48th in Country for the Number of College-Bound High School Grads

    The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems reports that less than 44% of California's high school graduates attend college within a year compared to nearly 70% in states like New York. This suggests that schools and families are n...

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

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