Teen Health 411
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  • Thank You Grand Rounds

    I would like to thank Kim at Emergiblog for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about "the porning of our teens."This was an interesting week of posts but I have to say that my favorite post was the lost tampon...

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  • Teen Smoking

    According to the Health Behavior News Service, Health Psychology recently published a meta-analysis of 48 articles published about teen smoking cessation programs and quit rates. The adolescents who enrolled in these studies smoked an average of ...

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  • Grade Inflation and Teens

    Grades seem out of control but what is worse (from a teacher's perspective) is the entitled expectation students seem to have - that if they put in hard work, the result should equal an "A." More and more teachers are finding themselves faced with...

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  • Parenting Practices Usually Stay Stable

    Research reported in Family Relations by Lisa Strohschien (University of Alberta) challenges the notion that parenting practices diminish after divorce. In a large longitudinal study Dr. Strohschien found that divorce did not change parenting beha...

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  • UN Guide for Sex Education Generates Opposition

    The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) proposed sex education guidelines are stirring up quite the controversy - before they are even published! I will give you one guess who is attacking them - oh come on, g...

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  • Middle Age Comes To Teens

    A recent CDC study has suggested that at least 20 percent of US teens ages 12 to 19 have at least one abnormal lipid level, suggesting they are at risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death among adults in the United States.Data for the re...

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  • High Blood Pressure Undiagnosed in Children and Teens

    The rise in childhood obesity have brought increases in pediatric hypertension. Unfortunately many cases are going undiagnosed among children and adolescents according to a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The stu...

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  • Understanding Readiness for Treatment in Teens

    By the age of 18 about 20% of teens have experienced a depressive disorder which challenges their health, school work, and social relationships. In spite of the fact that counseling and medication can help, many teens do not receive treatment, alt...

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  • The Line Between Enabling and Supporting

    To be healthy teens need to assume responsibility for their lives gradually, as they are emotionally ready for it, but hopefully before they need the skills to live independently. Some of the basic skills they will need include getting up on time,...

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  • Condom Availability in Schools - or Maybe Homes

    Why is such an easy thing so hard? We know that some high school students are having sex; only about 60% of those students use any form of protection during sex; more than 3 million teens a year get a sexually transmitted infection; most unwanted ...

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

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