Teen Health 411
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  • Grand Rounds 3.40: Thank You

    I want to thank wandering visitor for hosting Grand Rounds 3.40 this week and including my post about what inspires me. This week was really interesting and gave me an opportunity to get to know more about my fellow bloggers and begin to feel like...

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  • HIV and Your Grandparents

    It may be time for teens or parents to sit grandpa down and talk about HIV prevention. Not for the benefit of the teen, but for the protection of grandpa and grandma. The over-50 crowd is a relatively small part of the at-risk group for HIV and ot...

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  • Stroke - Do You Know The Warning Signs?

    The commercials on TV lately that say - "we care - know the signs of a stroke" - have really annoyed me, so I had to go find out what the signs of a stroke are, and teach them to my children, using the acronym "FAST." Face (numbness); Arm (weakne...

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  • Teen Health and Technology

    As health care gets more expensive and more people are living with chronic disease, each person has to become more responsible for all aspects of his or her health. Health care has to happen not only in clinics, but in schools, communities, famili...

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  • Violent Girls: Who Do You Believe?

    Are American girls becoming more violent? I have heard murmuring, and went to explore, but I sure could not decide what I believe. One one hand, the increase in bullying, particularly cyberbullying, and "mean girl" syndrome would support it, but...

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  • Environmental Support for Healthy Behavior

    Making changes happen at a community level is usually pretty hard to do, but a community in the Bay Area is off to a good start. Ever heard of a Freikometer? It is a solar-powered tag counter from Frieiker, a Colorado-based program to improve chil...

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  • Emotional Health of Children in the Bay Area

    How emotionally healthy are the children in the San Fransisco Bay Area? Emotional and behavioral health includes self-confidence, the ability to maintain caring relationships, being able to cope with difficulties, being optimistic, and the ability...

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  • This Weeks' Best of Health Matters

    The Health Matters HealthBlog Network consists of a dozen independent and unfiltered medical professionals blogging about the topics that matter to you. Each week, Healthline's Editors select the three top posts from the network to share with all ...

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  • Sports and Injuries in Teens - Tennis Elbow

    Tennis elbow or a unilateral collateral ligament (UCL) tear is common in young athletes that play baseball or football and throw javelin, but can occur at any age. This injury seems to occur more in less-skilled players, suggesting that good techn...

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  • It's a Whole New World: Relationships and Sex in the 21st Century

    Information about Teen Sexual Behavior Let me first say, that although we were all teenagers once, our experience was so different than what our teens are experiencing today, that we cannot assume to know anything – and applying the way our parent...

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

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