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  • Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2006

    The latest report from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) presents selected health measures for children under 18 years of age, by sex, age, race, family structure, parent education, family income, poverty status, health insurance coverag...

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  • Emergency Preparedness for Teens Home Alone

    I have encouraged parents to put an In Case of Emergency (ICE) number into their children's cell phones, as well as some names of adults you trust to help in an emergency when the parents cannot be reached, but what I forgot was to encourage paren...

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  • Talking to Teens About Alcohol

    Last weekend an intoxicated 16-year old Orinda teen died in a hallway during a party, a preventable loss that disturbs any sane person. It makes me obsess about why our culture encourages the use of alcohol as part of celebrating and socializing, ...

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  • Teens and Cell Phones

    According to a recent article by HarrisInteractive, cell phones are quickly becoming a social necessity for teens. More than 2,000 teens (ages 13-19) answered more than 100 questions about mobile technology and 40% reported they would die without ...

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  • Book Review: What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College

    According to M. Spohn (2008), most parents experience some sort of separation anxiety when their child leaves for college. What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College: A Complete Guide for Parents Only will give you some valuable information...

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  • The Importance Of Family Dinners

    If you could reduce the chances that your child would smoke, drink, use illegal drugs, misuse prescription drugs, and have friends that did those risky things - all in less than an hour a day - would you do it?Of course you would but the research ...

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  • Health Care Professionals Can Help Prevent Teen Suicide

    Suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents and is more frequent in urban teens who have experienced violence. A study in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine found that suicide attempts are much more lik...

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  • Teens and HIV Vaccine Trials

    Young americans are challenged to "be the generation" that ends the AIDS epidemic.The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health, recently announced the launch of the "Be The Generation"...

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  • Thank You: Grand Rounds 4.39

    Thank you David Khorram at Mariana's Eye for hosting Grand Rounds 4.39 this week and including a post from Teen health 411 encouraging people to try a soda free summer.This week was very interesting and fun to read. It is amazing how much blogging...

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  • Orthorexia Nervosa - The Newest Eating Disorder

    Orthorexia is a term coined by Dr. Steven Bratman. “Ortho” simply means straight or correct, while “orexia” refers to appetite. Orthorexia nervosa refers to a nervous obsession with eating proper foods. While anorexia nervosa is an obsession wi...

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

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