Teen Health 411
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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.35

    Thank you #1 Dinosaur at Musings of a Dinosaur for hosting Grand Rounds 4.35 this week and including my post about a new nutritional resource to help teens, or anyone, deciding to eat fast food restaurants.This week was very interesting and a grea...

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  • FDA Warning About Products That May be Harmful to Teens Health

    Teens Beware! There are products sold on the Internet and on EBay to treat herpes and AIDS and to prevent sexually transmitted diseases that do not work and may harm you! The FDA says there are no natural products proven to treat oral or genital h...

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  • Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

    Abuse and addiction to alcohol, nicotine and illegal substances cost Americans nearly one trillion dollars a year in medical costs, lost wages, and criminal proceedings. There is no way to measure the social impact and the damage that abuse does t...

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  • National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week

    This week is National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week and everyone is encouraged to write a note or letter to someone who brightens your day, helped you accomplish something, takes care of your child, car, pet, or neighborhood, makes your worl...

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  • Six Steps to Increase the Number of Unintended Pregnancies

    According to a brochure that I got in the mail today from Planned Parenthood, women's reproductive rights are in jeopardy. I thought I would translate the brochure into one for parents who want to encourage their teenagers to have a baby before th...

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  • Sports and Injuries in Teens - Osgood Schaltter

    Osgood-Schlatter disease (also called Schlatter's disease or osteochondrosis of the tibial tubercle) is inflammation in the top of the shinbone (tibia) where the patellar tendon attaches to a bony mound in the knee called the tibial tubercle. This...

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  • Sleep in the news

    The National Sleep Foundation issued an alert this week reminding parents about the importance of sleep. There was reminder to help younger kids get the sleep they need on Halloween including these tips:Let the Fun Begin... Early!: Get an early st...

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  • 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...

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  • Are Teens Emotionally Ready for College

    A recent article in Edutopia by Jill Flury suggested that many teens are not emotionally ready for college, and it is our fault! In spite of the fact that kids are put into the college fast track in elementary school, institutions are providing su...

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  • Monday: The Day All Health Breaks Loose

    Want to be part of a movement? How about joining the campaign to get Americans back on a healthier track every Monday morning?For most of us, Monday is a low point in our week and represents the return to the daily grind. If you are like many of u...

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About the Author

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

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