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  • College Touring - Oh What Fun It Is To Ride ...

    The junior year of high school - and all my time, anxiety, money and vacation for the next nine months are going toward, drum roll please, you got it, visiting colleges! I am trying to be low key and help my daughter sift through the amazing pile ...

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  • HPV Update

    The Kaiser Family Foundation has published a new fact sheet about the HPV vaccine, and below is a summary of some of the information in the fact sheet. HPV remains widespread in the United States. Recently the CDC reported that approximately one i...

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  • Abortion Pills and Safety

    For women who seek an abortion before nine weeks of pregnancy, there is an abortion procedure, used in 25% of all early abortions in the United States, that is safer than surgical abortions. The "abortion pills" (RU-486) first cause an embryo to d...

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  • Are you, or your teen a couch potato?

    I know that life is busy and many of us are tired, stressed out, and struggling, but using "screen time" - including television, computers, video screens, and DVDs - as relaxation is creating a huge obstacle to staying active and keeping fit. Spen...

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  • Collge Students and Stress

    Stress is actually a pretty normal part of college and adult life. Stress tends to result from balancing different aspects of our lives. Schoolwork has to be done, there are financial worries, extracurricular activities that can add pressure, as w...

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  • Parent-Child Connectedness

    We hear a lot of about the importance of being connected to our teens, but I am not sure most parents understand exactly what "being connected" means. In addition, there are many things that are required before parents can actually behave in a con...

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  • Colage: Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere

    There are 10 million people in the United States that have lesbian, gay, bisexual and.or transgender (LGBT) parents, which is the reason COLAGE was created. COLAGE is a group of people with LGBT parents that helps people feel like they are not the...

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  • It Is T.V. Turn Off Week!

    Welcome to TV Turn Off Week, April 23 - 29, 2007If you haven't done it already, sit down with your family and talk about why you are participating in TV Turn Off Week this year and what the plan will be for the hours you normally watch TV. Do you ...

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  • Talking to Your Kids About Homosexuality

    Ready or not! Sometimes the media creates a teachable moment for parents, whether we are ready or not. Last week's announcement that Albus Dumbledore, the Head of Hogwarts and protector of Harry Potter was gay, created exactly that - a moment to t...

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  • Girl, Positive Premieres Tonight (6/25/07) on Lifetime Television

    I admit it is ironic that I am promoting a TV movie, but this one sounds like it might be worth watching, or in my case, begging someone to tape for me. Lifetime has partnered with the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Advocates for Youth, and other org...

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

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