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  • Helping Teens Become Responsible for Health Care

    Not only are teens likely to miss preventive medical care, there was also a recent report about young adults suggesting they do not get the health care they need, in part because they tend to healthy, but in part because they never really learned ...

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  • Getting Teens Hooked Into Preventive Health Care

    A recent issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health (October 2006) included an article entitled "Vaccination: An Opportunity to Enhance Early Adolescent Preventive Services," by Rupp, Rosenthal, & Middleman. This aricle provided some great sugg...

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  • Love is Respect

    Love is respect is the online home of the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline. Teens can find support and information to understand dating abuse. Peer Advocates are available for assistance and support, there are videos, and even a live chat for ...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.15

    Thank you Nick Genes at Blogborygmi for hosting Grand Rounds 6.15 (the 327th edition) this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 encouraging parents NOT to panic about sexting.This week was so interesting - from robots to health reform to...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.14

    I would like to thank Nick Genes at Medgadget for hosting Grand Rounds 4.14 this week and including my post about looking back on 2007 at Teen Health 411The variety this week was amazing! Thank you!Photo credit: web_guy94301

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  • Alcohol and Teens

    There are many reasons to encourage your children to avoid alcohol during their adolescence, but a new study is very sobering. It seems, like sex, the longer you delay the onset of drinking alcohol, the less risk a person will experience over a li...

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  • Preparing Your Teen/Preteen for Being Away from Home

    Summer brings opportunities for preteens and teens to spread their wings and for those lucky enough, a chance to go away to camp. Preparing your child to be away from home can reduce the chances of and degree to which they may feel homesick.Most c...

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  • Simple Nutrition Advice Not Always Beneficial

    In an attempt to make medical advice more accessible, we tend to simplify things, which is probably the most obvious when it comes to nutritional information. We have all heard the health messages:Exercise moreEat more whole grainsEat more fiberTa...

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  • U.S. Food Companies Promise to Limit Advertising to Kids

    It is about time! Posted on the Council of Better Business Bureaus web site are the pledges by some of the biggest food and drink companies, including McDonald's, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and General Mills to regulate their advertising aimed at childre...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.2

    Thank you Jacqueline at Laika's MedLibLog for hosting Grand Rounds 6.2 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about the UNESCO Sex Education Guidelines.This week was an amazing amount of work and huge, huge, huge! I may be reading un...

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About the Author

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

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