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  • Thank You: Grand Rounds 4.31

    Thank you Dr. Val for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including my post about Sun Safety. There were some great posts this week and I really liked your tagging system!Photo credit: web_guy94301

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.11

    Thanks to Enrico at Mexico Medical Student for hosting Grand Rounds 5.11 this week and including a post about teens and oral health from Teen Health 411.I loved the music this week and the variety of posts. Thanks!Photo Credit: Ed Bierman

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  • Prom Dresses for Girls Size 16 and Above

    There was a great article in the Wichita Eagle by Loretta Grantham about Prom gown dresses for plus-size teens. Can I just say, "it is about time!" The article includes links to SydneysCloset.com and Torrid.com, and I also want to suggest promdre...

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  • 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...

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  • More To Love - Reality or Education?

    Help me, I have now watched a reality show! I resisted the first week and was actually annoyed at the trailers the month before the show "More to Love" premiered, but I gave in the second week and actually sat through several group and individuals...

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  • Teens and Mothers

    To celebrate Mother's Day I thought it would be a great idea to involve my teens and asked them to help me create a post that would celebrate teens and moms! The 15-year old produced the following poem she wrote for the post:MotherBy Madison Brown...

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  • The Culture of Food

    Whoa there is hope for our society yet! This month's American Journal of Public Health (April 2009, Volume 99, No.4) actually has a short article by Aleisha Kropf with two beautiful pictures. The included text is about how how food preparation aff...

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  • Labor Force Participation for Teens is Only 41%

    I for one think it is really important for teenagers to work even a few hours a week. It builds confidence, a work ethic, and with any luck, good communication skills. In addition, teens learn how to juggle competing responsibilities and (again, w...

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  • Oregon Youth and the Choking Game

    Now here is a scary one reported from the CDC. The "choking game" seems to be a little too popular among Oregon 8th graders. For those of you who have not heard about this activity - basically a person strangles themselves or someone else to achie...

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  • Book Review: Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen

    As a parent of two girls, I know that they can use all the information they can get to help navigate the changes they experience during the gain of "40 pounds and 10 inches" associated with puberty!In 2006 the American Medical Association publishe...

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About the Author

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

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