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  • Facebooking As a Family

    OK, my kids and I are all officially on Facebook and at least they have their privacy settings set tight, and I have to say, it has been very interesting!Here is what surprised me:I am not the oldest Facebook user on the earth (although completely...

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  • Girls, Women and HIV

    The 4th Annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (3/10/09) should help us all remember that HIV/AIDS poses special risks for women and girls.There are more than 278,000 women and adolescent girls living with HIV.80 percent of the fem...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.12

    Thanks to Alvaro Fernandez at Sharpbrains for hosting Grand Rounds 5.12 this week and including the post about fat teens and exercising from Teen Health 411.I loved the interview theme and the posts were pretty darn entertaining this week, which i...

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  • Teens, Privacy & Online Social Networks

    Social networking sites appeal to teens because they provide instant communication, blogging, photos, music and video sharing, and a chance to post original creations. Currently, 93% of teens between 12 and 17 years old use the Internet, 61% of th...

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  • New Media In The Everyday Lives of Youth

    I went to the public forum presented by commonsense media and the MacArthur Foundation at Stanford last Wednesday and was pleasantly surprised by the range of information presented during the two hours, particularly that it was primarily qualitati...

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  • Traveling with Teens: Part 3

    Howling Acres Wolf Sanctuary in Oregon Spending a week with up to six teenagers for the last three summers while they work at the wolf sanctuary is always a highlight for me. I borrow a car (we call it the living room on wheels), get emergency con...

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  • HIV among U.S. Adolescents

    Researchers in the Journal of Adolescent Health called for intensified HIV prevention efforts within minority communities and among men who have sex with men in addition to more effort to encourage testing for at-risk youth. The investigators anal...

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  • It is Not My Fault!

    Science Daily published a great article early in August called "Today's Parents Not To Blame For Teenage Problem Behavior," about a longitudinal Oxford Study (with UK families) that concluded that there was no evidence of a general decline in pare...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.14

    Thanks to Walter Jessen at Highlight Health for hosting Grand Rounds 5.14 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about gratitude and the holidays.This week was really interesting. I loved the post about why babies should not sleep alo...

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  • Youth Trends Results - Entertainment

    So what are teens and preteens up to these days with regard to their media consumption?Are we making headway with all of the public health messages sayings "reduce screen time," get active, and get involved?" Sadly, I have to say we do not seem to...

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

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