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...
Action Tips for Allies of Transgender People
Most people would like to think that they are "trans friendly," but in fact there are many things we could all improve to be better allies.Often there is no single, easy, or “right” answer to every situation a person might encounter, but hopefully...
Health Consequences of Soda Consumption
One of the likely culprits in unintentional weight gain may be soda consumption according to a recent study. A 12-ounce soda has 150 calories and about 10 teaspoons of sugar, mostly as high-fructose corn syrup and drinking only one soda a day can ...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.5
Thank you Alvaro Fernandez at Sharp Brains for hosting Grand Rounds 6.5 this week and including my book review of your wonderful book, The Sharp Brains Guide to Brain Fitness, from Teen Health 411.This week was so very interesting - I loved the br...
Teen Health and Holidays
I want to take a moment and wish everyone a happy holiday season. No matter which holidays your family embraces, the winter months bring opportunities to spend time together, as well as to reflect on our lives, choices, and futures. I send blessin...
Grand Rounds 3.5: A Visual Tour
I would like to thank Bob Coffield from the Health Care Law Blog for hosting this week's Grand Rounds and including my post on Confidential Reproductive Health Care and Teens.
Rape Is A Reality: What College Students Should Know
It is sad but true that on every campus, sexual assault exists and is the most common during the first few weeks of school, when everyone is a stranger and students are moving in and out, there are parties, and defenses are down. Talk to your coll...
Unplugging for Summer Camp - Harder on Parents or Teens?
It is that time of year again. Our teens are preparing to go off to have great adventures at summer camps. They pack up and disconnect as more and more camps do not allow cell phones, computers, ipods, or BlackBerries.For teens who are used to con...