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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Cyber Bullying

    Parents beware! The new electronic toy or Internet access feature may be setting your child up to be cyber bullied. The Internet provides a new venue for teasing and bullying that may be even more damaging to the self-esteem of teens as "old-fashi...

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  • Leading Causes of Injuries Among Children and Adolescents

    The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials has produced a fact sheet about injuries and their prevention. That fact sheet states that 2/3 of all deaths among youth ages 5-19 were injury-related in 2003, making injuries the leading...

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  • Setting an Example: The Best Way to Defeat Bullying

    As children, most parents likely experienced bullying as someone bigger and meaner physically threatening someone smaller or weaker. Bullying is still a problem in schools, but the nature of the intimidation is more likely to be gossiping, spreadi...

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  • Teen Boys and Romance

    My heart goes out to every teenage boy who has ever withered under the disappointed glare of a girlfriend or thrown his hands up with a pleading "what do you want from me?" It is not that they do not feel the emotions of teen love, or want with ev...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.21

    Thanks to David at HealthBlawg for including a post about the impact of advertising from Teen Health 411 in Grand Rounds 4.21 this week.The Valentine's Day theme was really interesting and the posts very creative! A great way to start my day!Pho...

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  • Summer Means Sunscreen

    It is summer and out comes the sunscreen! There are tubes of different sizes, and of different strengths in my car, briefcase, swim bag, purse, and even in my office. My teens are always putting on sunscreen and would not even consider being out i...

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

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