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  • Fewer Teens Driving at 16-Years-Old

    Good news for parents worried about the accident statistics. According to the Federal Highway Administration, in 2006 only thirty percent of 16-year-olds held driver's licenses. Some of the reasons include tighter state laws about when teenagers c...

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  • Good Sex = Good Communication

    Ask any adult woman if communication matters to sex and you will get a clear answer - YES! Ask a teenager, and you are likely to get many different answers.A recent research study by Widman, Welsh, McNulty & Little published in the Journal of ...

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  • Emergency Contraception Survey

    Want to participate in an online survey about emergency contraception? Heather Munro Prescott, PhD at Central Connecticut State University would like to hear about your experiences with emergency contraception. If you participate, any and all pers...

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  • Finding a First Job as a Teen

    So you want a car, insurance, summer camp, college spending money, an expensive pair of shoes, new skis, a class ring, prom tickets, a ski trip, or one of a million other things that might not fit into your family's budget. What is a teen to do?Sa...

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  • Looking Back on 2007: Teen Health

    Wow! I am amazed that this year is coming to an end already - time just seems to go by faster the older you get! I want to thank the readers of Teen Heath 411 and Healthline for supporting this endeavor - I love writing this blog and having a grea...

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  • Depression and Excessive Internet Use

    University of Leeds psychologists are about to publish an article in the journal Psychopathology reporting that people who spend a lot of time browsing the net are more likely to show depressive symptoms than people who spend less time surfing the...

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  • Public Health Begins at Home

    From the time we’re born, public health is working to protect every member of our family. Whether it’s receiving immunizations and other preventive services, working with schools to prevent disease and provide nutritious lunches, living in lead-fr...

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  • Carbohydrate Counting at Starbucks: Teens Beware

    Teens and obesity is going to be a theme this week, so while my daughters and I were frequenting Starbucks last week I made the mistake of picking up a brochure called "Nutrition by the Cup." We learned that there are 87,000 different drink combin...

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  • Is it Consensual Sex or Rape?

    The Washington Post recently published a story that disturbed me deeply. The story "Court Says Consensual Sex Can't Become Rape" by Ernesto Londono reported about a Court of Special Appeals in Maryland that overturned a rape conviction based on a...

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  • Celebrating Girls and Women in Sports

    Pretty Tough LLC, a lifestyle brand as well as online community, has a web site full of new and vintage sports-related videos, music, products (hence the ".com"), female athlete & coach profiles, and even a book club. Everything about this sit...

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About the Author

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

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