Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking in Middle & High School
Water pipe smoking seems to be increasing among adults as well as youth, and I was surprised to learn that my community actually has a hookah bar. To support my perception, a recent article in the American Journal of Public Health explored the fre...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.18
Thanks for Dr. Val Jones at Get Better Health for hosting Grand Rounds 5.18 and including a post from Teen Health 411 about teen pregnancy rates (and abstinence-only education) in the United States.This week was a little disturbing but very though...
Break Through The Static
There is a new organization called Break Through The Static that was created to support teenagers who have been affected by suicide, and has one of the coolest looking web site's I have seen in quite a while!This non-profit organization is brand n...
Rainbow Project GLBTQ Book List
The Rainbow Project has announced the first annual bibliography for young readers from birth through age 18. This new bibliography contains 45 fictional and informational books copyrighted between 2005 and 2007 that validate same-gender lifestyles...
Teens and Younger Kids are Having Trouble with Sleep
A research article in the February 15th Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that 22% of middle and high school students say they never get enough sleep, and 60% have difficulty falling asleep at least once a week. The research was conducted w...
July 2008 Law Bans Teens From Using Cell Phones While Driving
As of July 1, 2008 teens cannot use cell phones or text message while driving in California. SB 33 prohibits drivers under age 18 from using electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, pagers, laptops) while driving. Currently California law SB1613 (wh...
Grand Rounds 3.30: Thank You
Thank you fat doctor for hosting Grand Rounds 3.30 this week and including my post about promiscuity on college campuses. I have enjoyed becoming familiar with your blog!Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, Grand Rounds
Plain Talk About Adolescent Reproductive Health
In the United States, 4 out of 10 young women become pregnant at least once before they are 20, giving us the highest rates of teen pregnancy and births in the Western industrialized world (AMCHP). The majority of these pregnancies are unintended,...
Preparing Parents for Teens to Drive
Just a reminder - if you have not completed the Teen Health 411 Anniversary Survey - there is still time - do it right now!I was sure that my daughter starting to drive would keep me awake some nights, but we are both moving forward, toward the da...
Weight Control in Middle School
Eating disorders obviously have negative consequences on people suffering with them including electrolyte imbalances, menstrual and digestive dysfunction, cardiomyopathy, and premature death. Disordered weight-control behaviors - like laxative use...