Teen Health 411
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  • Ending Teen Dating Violence

    Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships has kicked off! This four-year program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the largest national initiative ever funded to prevent dating violence and abuse - targeting 11- to 14-year-ol...

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  • Heart Attacks Can Occur in Teenagers

    Here is a scary thought - teenagers can have heart attacks and severe chest pain in teens should not be dismissed - like that would happen. The recent issue of Pediatrics includes an article by two cardiologists from the Heart Center at Akron Chil...

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  • Homeschooling Banned in CA?

    On February 28, 2008 the Second District Court of Appeal ruled that California law requires parents to send their children to full-time public or private schools or have them taught by credentialed tutors at home. Specifically, California's compul...

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  • Telling Someone They May Have an STD

    Here is a novel idea - tell someone they may have gotten a sexually transmitted infection from you by sending an anonymous e-card. The cards are available from the Internet Sexuality Information Services and are like a birthday card except that th...

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  • Bad News about Summer Vacation for Obese Children

    A recent study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (June 2007) suggested that for obese middle-school children, school-based fitness interventions are an important part of their overall fitness. In fact, the extended ...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.12

    I would like to thank drgcgeorge at Odysseys of George for hosting Grand Rounds 4.12 this week and creatively including my post about healthy bones.This week was interested and the pictures were really beautiful! Thank you!Photo credit: web_guy943...

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  • Families Struggle to Make Ends Meet

    Do you know that a job making minimum wage ($8) brings in an annual salary of $16,640? A parent with two children living in the San Francisco Bay Area would need to work three full-time minimum wage jobs just to make ends meet.The updated 2008 Cal...

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  • Book Review: The House of Night Series

    Well Twilight fans, while you are waiting the the "New Moon" movie to come out, I recommend you start reading the (can I say highly addictive) House of Night books by P.C. & Kristin Cast. These books are definitely young adult reading, and do ...

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  • Rehab For Internet Addicts

    It was just a matter of time, and now it is here - the first treatment center in the United States designed to treat Internet addiction is open in Fall City, Washington. The Heavensfield Retreat Center aims to treat Internet Addiction Disorder (I...

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  • Plan B Back In The News

    Emergency contraception is proven safe and effective, and there is no reason why young women under the age of 18 should need a prescription to use Plan B. In fact, the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of New York has recently rejected the Food ...

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

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