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  • Getting Teens Hooked Into Preventive Health Care

    A recent issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health (October 2006) included an article entitled "Vaccination: An Opportunity to Enhance Early Adolescent Preventive Services," by Rupp, Rosenthal, & Middleman. This aricle provided some great sugg...

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  • Love is Respect

    Love is respect is the online home of the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline. Teens can find support and information to understand dating abuse. Peer Advocates are available for assistance and support, there are videos, and even a live chat for ...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.15

    Thank you Nick Genes at Blogborygmi for hosting Grand Rounds 6.15 (the 327th edition) this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 encouraging parents NOT to panic about sexting.This week was so interesting - from robots to health reform to...

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  • Helping Teens Become Responsible for Health Care

    Not only are teens likely to miss preventive medical care, there was also a recent report about young adults suggesting they do not get the health care they need, in part because they tend to healthy, but in part because they never really learned ...

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  • Suicide Risk and Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual (GLB) Youth

    Every time I hear about a teen suicide that no one can explain, my heart breaks. You know the stories in the paper that report that a healthy, happy, athletic, beautiful, popular, and smart student has taken his (or her) own life and no one unders...

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  • Book Review: You're On Your Own (but I'm here if you need me)

    Marjorie Savage wrote You're On Your Own (but I'm here if you need me) to help parents mentor their children during the college years, and I definitely suggest that parents of high school seniors read it! I believe that having a good sense of what...

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  • Mothers and Community

    I had the pleasure of attending a Symposium for Mothers in Palo Alto on March 17, 2007 where Dr. Mary Pipher was speaking, and I want to share with you some of the things I heard that day.First, I have to say it was a wonderful feeling to be with ...

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  • Teens and Pets

    ???????????????????????????????????????????There is something magical about the relationship between pets and teens. They seem to love one another unconditionally, and pets seem to bring out the best in teens.No matter how cranky a teen might feel...

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  • PSAT Scores and College Prep

    In October high school sophomores and juniors across the United States take the PSAT test to qualify for National merit Scholarship recognition. In December, the scores and test booklets are sent to the school and student with scores for the three...

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  • Tea Time with Teens

    There is more and more press about the possible health benefits of tea - helping brain function, improving focus, increasing the alpha rhythms that help us feel relaxed, energizing us (with caffeine), and even providing antioxidants that may help ...

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About the Author

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

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