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  • Sports and Injuries in Teens - Osgood Schaltter

    Osgood-Schlatter disease (also called Schlatter's disease or osteochondrosis of the tibial tubercle) is inflammation in the top of the shinbone (tibia) where the patellar tendon attaches to a bony mound in the knee called the tibial tubercle. This...

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  • Sleep in the news

    The National Sleep Foundation issued an alert this week reminding parents about the importance of sleep. There was reminder to help younger kids get the sleep they need on Halloween including these tips:Let the Fun Begin... Early!: Get an early st...

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  • Males, Romance and Success

    Thanks to a comment on my last post about boys and romance, I set out last week to find more information about males and romance, and found a number of interesting studies. There are many studies on adolescents focus on peer interactions and relat...

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  • School District Settles with Lesbian Student

    I loved this story from the Associated Press recently - a school district in CA has agreed to settle a lawsuit (before any litigation) by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a lesbian student who was harassed at her public school.The t...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.42

    Thanks to The Blog that Ate Manhattan for hosting Grand Rounds 4.42 this week and including a post about women and sleep from Teen Health 411.This week was really interesting, and as someone who does not watch Seinfeld, I loved all the funny clips...

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  • Community Service and Teens

    Keeping with the themes of emotional well-being and connection, this post is about the importance of community service in the lives of teens. Mind you, I am not talking about the superficial, short term community service that "looks good" on colle...

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  • Free Fast-Food Nutritional Details

    Oh, I wish I would quit learning about nutrition. The more I learn, the less I can eat out!If you want to know about the nutritional information of more than 400 chain and fast-food restaurant choices and healthier alternatives at that restaurant ...

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  • Support for Depressed Parents of Teens

    I had a request from someone this week to help locate support for parents who are depressed and parenting a teen and what I found was pretty dismal. I am hoping that if readers of Teen Health 411 know of any online support groups for depressed par...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.37

    Thank you Happy Hospitalist for hosting Grand Rounds 4.37 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about self-injury.This week was really funny and a great read - much more fun than what I should have been doing this morning!Photo credi...

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  • When Teens Travel Without You

    ???????????????????????????????????What was I thinking? My oldest daughter is currently traveling in China with her class, and has been there for the last week. They are due home Sunday morning and I will admit that I cannot wait. I honored the sc...

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

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