Teen Health 411
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  • Youth Need More Exercise

    I am as serious as a heart attack! Given all the press about the growing obesity rates, particularly in children, at one time or another all of us have probably thought our families needed a healthier diet and more exercise, and we were right.Last...

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  • Bike Safety and Manners

    Please share the road with bicycles!The other day my daughters were biking home from their school and my daughter signaled a left turn, pulled from the right to the left in the lane and made her left turn, but while the car behind her went past he...

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  • A New Online Safety Group

    A recent story in the Palo Alto Daily News by Larry Magid reported the founding of a new Family Online Safety Institute to promote research and discussion about how to keep kids safe online. There is also a new Web site at the National Center for ...

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  • Grand Rounds Call for Submissions

    It has finally happened. I have volunteered to host Grand Rounds 6.13 here at Teen Health 411 on December 22 and will accept submissions (to brownn at pamfri dot org) until Sunday, 12/20/09 at midnight. Sorry for the early deadline, but I am a new...

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  • The First Day at Work - for Teens and Parents

    For teens, congratulations - you have done it - you have a job and today is the first day! Take a deep breath, be early and enthusiastic. Remember that every person working where you work now had a first day and will understand when you have quest...

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  • Gay Teens

    In keeping with the theme of gay teens, a story in USA Today on 2/8/07 by Marilyn Elias talked about teens "coming out" earlier, feeling better about themselves, and feeling like there is more acceptance for homosexuality than in any other point i...

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  • National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

    February 2010 is the first National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and there is a great online conversation happening all month at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) site to celebrate.As the site suggests: everyone who ...

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  • Schools and Parents Taking Action to Stop Cyberbullying

    Cyberbullying is online harassment via electronic devices, including email, text messaging, and online teen forums. The nature of this assault can be even worse than the old-fashioned kind of physical and verbal bullying - because of the anonymity...

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  • Five Signs of Common Mental Health Conditions

    Disorders like depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and bipolar disorder all have warning signs. If you are concerned about these signs in yourself or others, talk to a trusted adult and get help!Clinical DepressionLoss of appe...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.32: Thank You

    I want to thank My Three Shrinks at Shrink Rap for hosting Grand Rounds 3.32 this week and including my post about how to help teens deal with the tragedy at Virginia Tech. This week was really creative!Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, ...

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

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