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  • Body Drama: Book Review

    Body Drama; Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers is a new book by Nancy Amanda Redd that should be on the shelf of every family, school, and doctor in America. This book provides pictures, knowledge and encouragement to young women e...

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  • Homelessness and Families

    Kidsdata.org reports that between 2004 and 2008 the number of homeless students enrolling in public schools in California rose by more than 82,000 (26% between 2007 and 2008 alone).Homelessness is defined by living in homeless facilities or in pla...

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  • Supporting Distressed Teens

    The amount of stress experienced by teens is increasing. Whether it is the pressure they feel about school, living up to family expectations, traumatic events, or our troubled world, teens are distressed!One manifestation of teen stress is depress...

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  • Sexting: Shall Parents Panic?

    The Pew Research Center reports that parents do not need to panic, in spite of all the press, very few teens are actually sending or receiving nude or sexually suggestive text messages. Results from a study with 800 youth across the country releas...

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  • Making Community College Important

    Sometimes young adults are not ready for a 4-year university right out of high school, but the transition from high school to college still includes many changes for the teen, the parent, and the family. It is important that the transition get ack...

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  • Book Review: The Porning Of A Generation

    The Porning of America: The Rise of Porn Culture, What It Means, and Where We Go from Here is a new book by Carmine Sarracino & Kevin Scott that traces how porn culture left adult theaters and became a part of our children's reality.A well wri...

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  • Happy New Year From Teen Health 411

    Did you make a wish or declare a resolution for 2010 on the blue moon last night? As you may or may not know, the term "blue moon" refers to the second full moon in a calendar month, which usually happens every 2.5 years, but there has not been a ...

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  • Vitamins and Teens

    If your teen's diet contains a wide variety of foods, including whole grain products, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy projects, nuts, seeds, eggs and meat, then s/he is probably getting the vitamins and minerals his or her body needs. Teens not...

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  • Fat Teenagers and Exercise

    Every where you turn, we are all being encouraged to exercise more and eat less! There are exercise classes, gyms, and personal trainers everywhere, supposedly making it easier to give in to the pressure to exercise for your health. Schools are wo...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.34

    Thank you David E. Williams at the Health Business Blog for hosting Grand Rounds 4.34 this week and including my post about the Care and Feeding of Adolescents.This week had some very interesting posts included and I loved all the humor!Photo cred...

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

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