Get Ready for That Feeling of Rejection and Failure
Rejection and perceived failure are hard for everyone, but particularly for teens. It is that season again for receiving test scores and rejection letters - college applications are rejected, the writing contest results are coming in, scholarship...
New Web Resource for Parents of Tweens & Teens
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) just went live with their revised health sites for the parents of teens and preteens. Supported in part by a grant from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health (LPFCH), the health care team that ...
Keep Your Shoes On Your Feet
Do you know that you can get plantar warts and athlete's foot if you are barefoot in locker rooms or gyms?Plantar warts are caused by a virus that produces flat or gray-brown bumps on the soles of the feet. Athlete's foot is a fungus that causes f...
The State of America's Children is Deteriorating
In December the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) released "The State of America's Children 2008," describing the number of children at risk. The results, reflecting data mostly from 2007, are pretty embarrassing. For example, the United States, the r...
Breast Cancer and Teens
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the United States. Although it is rare, women in their late teens can be diagnosed with breast cancer. Like most other health issues, the...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.09
I would like to thank Enrico at Mexico Medical Student for hosting Grand Rounds 4.09 this week and including my post about gratitude, families and holidays.This week was uplifting and I loved the music playing in the background. Thank you!Photo Cr...
How Busy is Busy?
Can I just say that this time of year completely kicks my butt! I am sitting in a dirty house on a Sunday morning, finishing my second cup of coffee:trying to keep the dog from waking up the kids, who have been at the California Junior Classical L...
Are Teens Really Engaging In More Oral Sex?
There seems to be a belief that teens are participating in more oral sex than ever before, possibly to avoid emotional involvement, vaginal sex and pregnancy risk, partially because some teens do not think of oral sex as "real" sex, therefore do n...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.6
Thank you Dr. Joe Kim at Non-Clinical Jobs for hosting Grand Rounds 6.6 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about emergency preparedness.This week was such an easy read - organized and interesting!Photo credit: Ed Bierman
College Financial Aid
Ready or not, paying for college is creeping up on me. Last night I went to my first financial aid information meeting and am happy to say, I learned quite a bit.For example, I learned that:Merit-based scholarships seem to be disappearing;A family...