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  • Parenting To Prevent Sexual Risk

    Parents can help prevent early sexual behavior and risk. Between the ages of 9 and 12 preteens care what their parents think and are listening to what parents have to say. I think this is the best time to develop a positive relationship with your ...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.27

    Thank you to Jeffrey at Monash Medical Student for hosting Grand Rounds 4.27 this week and including my post about ineffective products to "cure STDs" for sale on the Internet.This week was really interesting and I enjoyed the surgical focus, musi...

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  • College Admissions: Who is Good Enough?

    I have to say that I am very concerned about the stress that high school seniors are experiencing this very minute about getting in to college. As parents and professionals, we are giving a lot of lip service to connecting with youth, making time ...

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  • Mental Health Challenges and Resources for Older Adolescents

    The later adolescent years can be very stressful and teens may find themselves struggling with problems relating to money, relationships, housing, transportation, and employment without the support of parents and teachers that might have helped wh...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.51

    Thank you to Medic 999 for hosting Grand Rounds 5.51 this week and including a post about Rehab for Internet Addicts from Teen Health 411.This week was huge - even with two parts! It will likely take me all day to finish reading my favorites! I pa...

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  • Why Do College Students Have Unprotected Sex?

    Ever wondered why it is that young adults between the ages of 18 and 25, including college students, engage in high levels of unprotected sexual activity despite relatively high rates of HIV/STI and pregnancy-related knowledge?A recent article in ...

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  • Weight-Loss Ads and Young Girls

    Media literacy and deceptive advertising are hot topics lately, as is the fact that people are getting heavier and adult models are dying weighing 88 pounds. In the United States the sales of weight-loss products and dietary supplements nearly dou...

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  • Thank You: Grand Rounds 3.46

    I want to thank Hsien-Hsien Lei at Eye on DNA for hosting Grand Rounds 3.46 this week and including my post about regulating junk food advertising to kids. I loved the beach house theme and the wonderful posts.Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healt...

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  • Total Momsense by Anita Renfroe

    Sometime Monday mornings just need a good laugh - so grab your tea or coffee and enjoy this new video and song from Anita Renfroe.Here are the lyrics:Get up nowGet up nowGet up out of bedWash your faceBrush your teethComb your sleepy headHere's yo...

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  • Abusive Relationships

    A recent report from Teenage Research Unlimited that was sponsored by Liz Claiborne and loveisrespect.org included some disturbing findings last week. The findings stated that young females are at risk for being abused in relationships, particular...

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

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