Happy Anniversary Teen Health 411
I cannot believe that Teen Health 411 has existed for an entire year! Wow! 206 posts later, I want to thank Healthline for sponsoring this blog and teaching me how to function in the blogosphere. More importantly, I especially want to thank the mo...
Traveling with Teens: Part 1
I guess I am lucky in that my kids' friends actually like me and never seem to mind me hanging around. They even let me sit with them at the movies and keep parents company during parties. This special status means I clean up after them a lot, hav...
Unintentional Injury & Adolescents and Young Adults
The National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC) has just released a new fact sheet on Unintentional Injury in Adolescents and Young Adults, which is the leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults. In 2004 the leading causes ...
Grand Rounds 3.6: Halloween
I would like to thank Dr. Hebert from the Medical Gumbo Blog for hosting this week's Grand Rounds and including my post on Dating Violence.
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.46
Thank you Kim at Emergiblog for hosting Grand Rounds 5.46 this week and including a post about Dating Violence from Teen Health 411.This week was truly "cracking" - health reform, a book I have to read (Why She Buys), an argument against depressio...
Caffeine & Youth
There is no nutritional need for caffeine, and yet it is the most popular drug in the world. Caffeine is found naturally in over 60 plants including the coffee bean, tea leaves, kola nut, and cacao pod. All over the world many people consume caffe...
The Ideal Relationship With A Parent
As a parent, sometimes it is hard to know how our teens perceive us. We all want to be there for our children and have a great relationship with each of them, but sometimes they might not perceive our actions the same way we intend them to, so her...
Facts About Teen Sexual Activity
This week the Kaiser Family Foundation released an updated fact sheet on Teen Sexual Activity that covers a broad range of sexual health topics facing teens including general sexual activity; sexual partners and relationships; sex, substance abuse...
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Book Review
I cannot believe I have finished reading what J.K. Rowling promises was the last of the Harry Potter books. It feels like the beginning of my empty nest phase of life. My kids and I have read every book out loud and then silently to ourselves sin...
Vacation and Financial Education
While I am in vacation planning mode I realized that an important consideration in every family about what the vacation will include is the total cost of a vacation.Whether you stay with family or friends, drive, fly, leave the country, go to an a...