Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.8
Thank you Louise Norris at Health Insurance Colorado for hosting Grand Rounds 6.8 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about what teens want from parents.This week was really diverse, interesting, and downright odd in the case of th...
Dinner Together Makes a Difference
I know I have said this before, but now there is more research to back it up. A recent report on the results from the "back-to-school" survey (September 2009) done by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University repo...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.36
Thank you Evan Falchuk and Fritz Hofheinz at See First for hosting Grand Rounds 5.36 this week and including my concerns about teens posting personal information on the Stay Teen website from Teen Health 411.This week was fun reading - it actually...
A Quart of Mucus Every Day
Can I just say that how the nose works is really amazing? I set off to find out why my nose runs in the morning when I ride my bike to work, even if I do not have a cold or allergies, and found out some cool stuff.First, here is a gross, but inter...
Teens and Single Sex Education: Is it Good for Their Health?
Why does the concept of single-sex education continue to be considered? There are many people on both sides of the argument about whether single-sex education is beneficial for children and teens, and you can find research to support both perspec...
Confidential Reproductive Health Care and Teens
One reason that adolescents forgo medical care is that they may be concerned about confidentiality. Their parent(s) may have always gone to the doctor with them and they are concerned that he or she will tell the parent about any behavior they re...
But What is Hooking Up?
Warning - this post is not for the faint at heart or those people who believe "denial" is a form of birth control and safer sex. Hooking up. I hear this term everywhere - from teens, professionals, parents, and in the media - but what exactly are ...
Teen Hearing and Music
I remember hating it when my parents yelled "turn that music down," and yet, here I am, saying to both my teenage daughters, when they have their earbuds tucked into their ears, "I can hear that" - which is code for "turn that music down."Accordin...
Check out Grand Rounds 5.12 at the Huffington Post
Grand Rounds 5.12 (the Obama Interview) by Alvaro Fernandez at Sharpbrains was just posted by the Huffington Post. Pretty cool if you ask me - check it out!
Book Review: Now What Do I Do? A Guide to Help Teenagers with Their Parents' Separation or Divorce
Lynn Cassella-Kapusinski wrote this book in 2006 to share her own experiences and help teens deal with the feelings that naturally accompany the family changes that divorce brings with it. She is also the author of "Making Your Way After Your Pare...