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  • Teenage Girls and Calcium

    I went to a great grand rounds the other day about osteoporosis and learned that all teenage girls should be taking about 1,500 mg of calcium with Vitamin D a day in addition to a multivitamin. Three glasses of milk provide about 1,200 mgs, but mo...

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  • Staph Infections Increasingly Resistant to Drugs

    In November of 2007 I reported an increase in Staph Infections in Schools, and apparently, it is still a problem. According to a recent study by Dr. Sobol at Emory University, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, known as MRSA ...

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  • Teens and Drugs

    The good news is that the rates of most drug use have decreased except for inhalants and painkillers. The bad news is that prescription drugs are the most abused drugs (other than marijuana) by teens, and 64% report getting them from friends or fa...

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  • College Touring with Younger SIblings

    Well we have finally started college touring in a big way. We had visited two local colleges this Fall, but last week we packed the car and headed to beautiful Southern California to explore seven universities - two University of California (UC) c...

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  • Electronic Devices and Headaches in Teens

    It seems to me that teens are experiencing more headaches than in previous history but a recent study suggests that the use of electronic devices is not related to the headaches - unless the teen listen to 1-2 hours of music every day.A study in G...

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  • Provocative Campaign on Childhood Mental Illness

    Well, I never thought I would say this, but I wish I lived in New York this month. Apparently the Child Study Center is running some amazing ads about autism, depression, ADHD, bulimia, OCD, and Asperger's syndrome that are really catching the att...

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  • Safety and Empowerment - How to Balance Risks for Teens

    Lately, the world seems to be a little crazier to me, and although I refuse to watch the news on TV, there have been several "events" involving young girls being abducted, raped, or threatened that have managed to creep into my reality, shaking me...

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  • Giving Teens Purpose and Hope For The Future

    We can all help improve the lives of teens and give them resilience in the midst of a critical time in their lives by helping them find a sense of purpose and hope for their futures!The Teen Voice 2009 Survey found that teens who have hope and pur...

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  • Making knowledge matter: After sex ed and the talk with parents

    My name is Nancy Brown and I am an adolescent health specialist with two daughters ages 14 and 11. My goal at Healthline is to provide youth, teens, and young adults with medically accurate health information to questions that still exist after se...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.43

    Thank you Dr. Joseph Kim, at Medicine & Technology for hosting Grand Rounds 5.43 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about the upcoming Wellness Assessment for Youth to Get Organized (WAY2GO!).This week was a great read with i...

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

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