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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.42

    Thanks to The Blog that Ate Manhattan for hosting Grand Rounds 4.42 this week and including a post about women and sleep from Teen Health 411.This week was really interesting, and as someone who does not watch Seinfeld, I loved all the funny clips...

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  • Community Service and Teens

    Keeping with the themes of emotional well-being and connection, this post is about the importance of community service in the lives of teens. Mind you, I am not talking about the superficial, short term community service that "looks good" on colle...

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  • Free Fast-Food Nutritional Details

    Oh, I wish I would quit learning about nutrition. The more I learn, the less I can eat out!If you want to know about the nutritional information of more than 400 chain and fast-food restaurant choices and healthier alternatives at that restaurant ...

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  • Support for Depressed Parents of Teens

    I had a request from someone this week to help locate support for parents who are depressed and parenting a teen and what I found was pretty dismal. I am hoping that if readers of Teen Health 411 know of any online support groups for depressed par...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.37

    Thank you Happy Hospitalist for hosting Grand Rounds 4.37 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about self-injury.This week was really funny and a great read - much more fun than what I should have been doing this morning!Photo credi...

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  • When Teens Travel Without You

    ???????????????????????????????????What was I thinking? My oldest daughter is currently traveling in China with her class, and has been there for the last week. They are due home Sunday morning and I will admit that I cannot wait. I honored the sc...

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  • Parenting On Demand

    As the late blog posts may suggest, for the last week my schedule has been completely wonky and it took me a few days to figure out why! My oldest daughter is applying to college, competing for scholarships, taking several Advanced Placement (AP)...

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  • Abstinence in the news

    Two items about abstinence caught my eye this week. The first was an interesting article in a recent Journal of Adolescent Health (Vol. 39(2), p. 192-198) by Ott, Pfeiffer & Fortenberry describing abstinence according to the wisdom of 42 adole...

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  • Book Review: Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen

    In 2006 the American Medical Association published a wonderful book called "The Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen." There are not many good books about puberty for boys out there, so I thought I would review this one for the fabulous readers of Teen ...

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  • Half Full or Half Empty?

    Sometimes I think the hardest "issues" to handle as a parent are the issues that reflect different ways of just being in the world. I am a serious optimist and see everything as an opportunity and an experience to be had. One of my daughters appro...

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

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