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  • Board & Card Games for Family Bonding

    When is the last time you and your kids played a board game? Given our fast-paced lives, I bet it has been a mighty long time, so why not do it this weekend? Start a new summer tradition! If your closet is full of games that the kids groan at the ...

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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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  • Plan B (Emergency Contraception or the Morning After Pill) for Teens

    On August 24, 2006 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of Plan B (also known as emergency contraception or the morning after pill), as an over-the-counter (OTC) option for women aged 18 and older. Plan B has been ava...

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  • College Costs: Reality Check

    As the mother of a junior in high school, I have college on the brain. My junior is talking about how she can choose a college that is right for her (given her grades and test scores) by knowing what majors they have, whether or not they have an o...

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

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