Set Your Clocks and Check Your Stocks!
Happy Halloween! I know the Autumn weather has been here for at least a month and we have all been waiting to set our clocks back, but it is finally time to do just that.Tonight before you go to bed remember to set your clocks back an hour (Fall b...
Bullying and Teens
Like everything else in our culture, bullying has gotten “extreme.” What used to be considered almost a normal part of growing up has become the focus of many discussions between parents as well as elementary and middle school “character building”...
The Muscle Cramp
I am not talking menstrual cramp, I am talking about the common cramp (a charley horse) - when out of the blue a muscle contracts violently and will not let go - until it is good and ready. Most people have experienced a cramp, which usually comes...
Pew Report on Teens and Social Media
This new report from Pew had few surprises. It reports that 93% of teens use the Internet, many to share something they have created (39%), tell stories, and interact with other people on social network sites (55%).Specifically,39% of online teens...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.47
Thank you Dr. Rich at the Covert Rationing Blog for hosting Grand Rounds 5.47 today and including a post from Teen Health 411 about Organ Donation and Teens.This week was really long, but so very interesting! I learned Americans are stupid, we are...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.17
Thank you Dr. LaPuma at Let Food Be Your Medicine Too for hosting Grand Rounds 6.17 today and including a post from Teen Health 411 about the nutritional disaster of theater popcorn!This week was really interesting - but all the talk about beer, c...
Reproductive Health: Teens & Young Adults
The National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC) has just released a new fact sheet on Reproductive Health in Adolescents and Young Adults that had mixed news. On one hand, the adolescent pregnancy rates have decreased, as have the numbe...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.21
Thank you ACP Hospitalist for hosting Grand Rounds 6.21 this week and including a post about reducing screen time from Teen Health 411.This week was so easy to read and really interesting! Thanks for the tour, laughs and new-found facts!Photo cred...
Connect With A Teen Today!
“Prevention may be a matter of a caring person with the right knowledge being available in the right place at the right time.”
Sports and Injuries in Teens - ACL Injuries
I am learning a huge amount about sports and injuries this summer while working with the teen writers for the We're Talking Teen Health site at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. I am by no means an expert in sports, but I think parents and teens n...