No Name Calling Week
No Name Calling Week was inspired by the novel called "The Misfits" by James Howe. In this wonderful book a small group of friends try to survive seventh grade - enduring teasing about height, weight, intelligence and perceived gender. Instead of ...
Weight Loss Confidential: Book Review
Anne M. Fletcher has written a great book for teens and parents of teens who are struggling with their weight. "Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose weight and Keep it Off - and What They Wish Parents Knew," gives hope and practical tips to f...
Parents and Sex Education
A recent report (May, 2007) from the Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development at Public Health Institute in Oakland, CA, suggests that 96 percent of California parents are opposed to abstinence-only policies that prohibit instructi...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.20
Thank you to Amy at Diabetes Mine for including my post about The Rising HIV Rates in Aging Baby Boomers in Grand Rounds 4.20. I learned a couple of things and the links were really interesting and the post was well-organized. Thanks!Photo credit:...
HPV Vaccine Update
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus spread through sexual contact. Most of the time HPV has no symptoms so people do not know they have it or that they are passing it to others. Although there are approximately 40 types of genital HPV, ty...
Check out Grand Rounds 5.12 at the Huffington Post
Grand Rounds 5.12 (the Obama Interview) by Alvaro Fernandez at Sharpbrains was just posted by the Huffington Post. Pretty cool if you ask me - check it out!
Book Review: Now What Do I Do? A Guide to Help Teenagers with Their Parents' Separation or Divorce
Lynn Cassella-Kapusinski wrote this book in 2006 to share her own experiences and help teens deal with the feelings that naturally accompany the family changes that divorce brings with it. She is also the author of "Making Your Way After Your Pare...
Grand Rounds 3.40: Thank You
I want to thank wandering visitor for hosting Grand Rounds 3.40 this week and including my post about what inspires me. This week was really interesting and gave me an opportunity to get to know more about my fellow bloggers and begin to feel like...
HIV and Your Grandparents
It may be time for teens or parents to sit grandpa down and talk about HIV prevention. Not for the benefit of the teen, but for the protection of grandpa and grandma. The over-50 crowd is a relatively small part of the at-risk group for HIV and ot...
Environmental Support for Healthy Behavior
Making changes happen at a community level is usually pretty hard to do, but a community in the Bay Area is off to a good start. Ever heard of a Freikometer? It is a solar-powered tag counter from Frieiker, a Colorado-based program to improve chil...