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  • Public Health Begins at Home

    From the time we’re born, public health is working to protect every member of our family. Whether it’s receiving immunizations and other preventive services, working with schools to prevent disease and provide nutritious lunches, living in lead-fr...

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  • Carbohydrate Counting at Starbucks: Teens Beware

    Teens and obesity is going to be a theme this week, so while my daughters and I were frequenting Starbucks last week I made the mistake of picking up a brochure called "Nutrition by the Cup." We learned that there are 87,000 different drink combin...

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  • Supreme Court Restricts Women's Reproductive Freedom

    I cannot believe that our nation's highest court has permitted itself to be a tool of the anti-choice movement instead of preserving a woman's constitutionally protected right to make childbearing choices in consultation with medical care provider...

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  • Gratitude and Holidays!

    ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?We are all so blessed with so many gifts and so many moments to experience them, that this time of year really should be filled with joy! I realize driving around or shopping during the last weekend before...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.49

    Thanks to Theresa Chan at Rural Doctoring for including my Back-To-School post in this week's Grand Rounds.This week was a beautiful read - I loved the Shakespearean theme and my fvorite line was "Create for eternity. Let every word pierce the hea...

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  • Violent Girls: Who Do You Believe?

    Are American girls becoming more violent? I have heard murmuring, and went to explore, but I sure could not decide what I believe. One one hand, the increase in bullying, particularly cyberbullying, and "mean girl" syndrome would support it, but...

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  • When "I Love You" Means "Do What I Say"

    Conditional love is finally getting the press it deserves - and it is all bad! Sorry Dr. Phil and Supernanny, many of us do not believe that what children need or want (specifically approval or love) should be offered contingently or doled out as ...

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  • Abstinence-Only Programs Do Not Reduce Risk

    Another study, "Sexual Abstinence-Only Programs to Prevent HIV Infection in High-Income Countries: Systematic Review," was published in the British Medical Journal and included data from 13 trials involving almost 16,000 youth. The results from re...

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  • College Applications and Facebook/MySpace Pages

    As more teens create pages on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, it is important for parents to remind them that what they post is visible to anyone in the world with Internet access. For some reason, teens seem to believe that on...

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  • Helping Teens and Preteens With Homework

    Sticking to the back-to-school theme, homework is likely to become an issue for most families very soon. For many families, the quantity, organization, completion, and thoroughness of homework is a serious source of stress.I humbly suggest that b...

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

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