Happy Mothers Day!
Happy Mother's Day everyone! Here is a secret about me: my idea of a great day is to spend it with my teenagers, wandering through the farmer's market, cooking, serving tea, laughing together, and appreciating each day we share on earth, which is ...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.34
Thank you to Drs Kovic & Lulic at Health Blogs Observatory for hosting Grand Rounds 5.34 this week and including a post about Vaginal Discharge from Teen Health 411.This week's theme of diversity was a great idea and the posts selected did a g...
At-risk, Privileged, and Pressured
What can be wrong across middle- to upper-middle-class communities where families with two working parents want the best for their kids in a super competitive world? Why are kids who look good, are getting good grades, play sports or musical instr...
Successful healthy teens are often ignored
We hear so much about teen health gone wrong from the popular media that I am afraid we forget to acknowledge the majority of the adolescents who are doing well. Even on Teen Health 411 a quick scan will net topics such as HPV, herpes, eating diso...
Grand Rounds 3.28: Thank You
Thank you Dr. Keagirl at Urostream for hosting Grand Rounds 3.28 this week and including my post about the importance of mothers and community.Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, mothers, community, Grand Rounds
Turn the TV Off!
Did you know that watching 10 hours of TV a week (or more) is shown to negatively affect academic achievement? It is true, along with other things, like kids who watch TV are more likely to be obese and are exposed to more violence, and kids with...
HPV Vaccine - For Boys?
The sexually transmitted human papillomavirus is not only linked to cervical cancer in women, but more recently it has been linked to oral cancer in men. The vaccine Gardasil is being given to young women and girls, but Merck plans to ask for perm...
I bet you can all remember hearing your parents say that "kids will be kids," and when our peers were mean, we should "get over it," because mean people, teasing and bullying were just a part of life. Well, like everything else, our kids are expe...
Boys Lie About Sex?
In fact, according to the results of an online survey about sex, relationships, and sexual respect, 60 percent of young men and teen boys lie about sex. In November, 1,200 males ages 15-22 took the survey conducted by TRU, Seventeen magazine and t...
What Are Developmental Assets And How Can Parents Help Develop Them?
According to many research studies and the Search Institute, there are 40 developmental assets that are associated with successful adolescents ages 12 to 18. These are positive characteristics, skills, and support systems that teens need to grow i...