Teen Health 411
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  • Nancy Redd is Coming to Palo Alto

    Now here is a hero for our teen girls! Nancy Redd is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Body Drama: Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers. Her message to our teens is "know your body, own your body, and love your body!" She ...

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  • Link Between Oral Cancer and HPV

    An article in the New England of Medicine reported last week that having had 26 or more lifetime sexual partners, or six or more oral sex partners was significantly associated with oropharyngeal cancer, which is significantly associated with being...

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  • Can My Partner Spend the Night?

    Oh, how the issues that challenge the parents of young adults just never seem to stop!What happens when a child who is functioning as an adult, going to school or working, paying his or her own bills, but still living at home asks the question, "c...

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  • Which Teens Work - If They Can Find a Job

    As summer arrives, the job market for teens seems to be suffering with the rest of the economy. In fact, teens seem to be competing with unemployed adults for work, and the poorest teens find it hardest to get work. Our local paper had a chart fro...

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  • Book Review: The Launching Years (Part 1)

    The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life, by Laura Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt is a must read for parents of juniors or seniors in high school, as well as parents of college-aged young adults. With steadfast en...

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  • Sports-related injuries among high school athletes in the United States

    A report recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages teens to participate in high school sports to promote a healthy lifestyle and documents a huge increase in high school sports participation in the last ...

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  • Sexual Risk Reduction Information to Parents

    Statistics from the 2005 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a representative survey of high school youth, indicated that 47% of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 engaged in sexual intercourse, and 6.2% did so before the age of 13.The good news is that 5...

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  • Parents and Sex Education

    A recent report (May, 2007) from the Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development at Public Health Institute in Oakland, CA, suggests that 96 percent of California parents are opposed to abstinence-only policies that prohibit instructi...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.20

    Thank you to Amy at Diabetes Mine for including my post about The Rising HIV Rates in Aging Baby Boomers in Grand Rounds 4.20. I learned a couple of things and the links were really interesting and the post was well-organized. Thanks!Photo credit:...

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  • HPV Vaccine Update

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus spread through sexual contact. Most of the time HPV has no symptoms so people do not know they have it or that they are passing it to others. Although there are approximately 40 types of genital HPV, ty...

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About the Author

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

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