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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.4

    Thank you to the wife and mother blogger at Notes of an Anesthesioboist for including the post from Teen Health 411 about Native American Women & Sexual Abuse in Grand Rounds 5.4.This week was a wonderful read and reminder that we all do our b...

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  • No More Gay-to-Straight Therapy Or Treatments!

    I love the American Psychological Association (APA)! This week during the annual meeting it declared that mental health professionals should not tell gay clients that they can become straight through (reparative) therapy or other treatments used b...

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  • Media Multitasking Among Young People

    The Kaiser Family Foundation released a new report last week entitled "Media Multitasking Among American Youth: Prevalence, Predictors and Pairings" based on data from seven-day media use diaries from 694 young people 8to 18 years old. The data w...

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  • College Courting - Decision Approaching

    Oh my! The college admission letters are piling up - and the child that was sure no one would want her now feels confident that there is a college out there for her - the question has become which one?I love the letters mentioning her unique quali...

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  • What is Sexual Harassment?

    Maybe the world has gone mad ... Last month three teenage girls in PA were charged with disseminating child pornography after they sent nude pictures of themselves via cellphone to their teenage boyfriends, who were charged with possession of chil...

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  • Study says DNA Flaw May Raise Risk for Autism

    Autism is definitely a hot topic right now. I found another recent study that I wanted to mention while we were on the subject. Results from a study released online by the New England Journal of Medicine are based on the most comprehensive DNA sca...

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  • Cell Phones and Teen Health

    The Journal of Adolescent Health published an article this month describing a pilot study with 15 girls looking at the feasibility of using a GPS-enabled cell phone to track adolescents' whereabouts and study the health risks that teenagers face w...

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  • Teens & Porn

    The other day on Ypulse Meredith cited a study (done by CyberSentinel which sells software to block websites and monitor their kid's use of the Internet) reporting that British teens watch an average of 87 hours of porn per year. Hopefully this is...

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  • Back-To-School Boot Camp

    It is that time again - school is starting or will be starting soon. You can make the transition a little smoother by starting a week early to get those school-related habits back into your lives.ScheduleIt is time to start going to bed earlier an...

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  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth have specific health needs and need safe places in the community where they can explore their feelings, socialize, and get support during adolescence and/or the coming out process....

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

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