For Goodness Sake - Cosmetics Can Kill You
Why must everything be a struggle? I think I am doing my teenage girls a favor by buying what I consider to be high-end facial cleansers, moisturizers and make-up, in hopes that their chance of getting cancer will be reduced through the use of "or...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.14
I would like to thank Nick Genes at Medgadget for hosting Grand Rounds 4.14 this week and including my post about looking back on 2007 at Teen Health 411The variety this week was amazing! Thank you!Photo credit: web_guy94301
Alcohol and Teens
There are many reasons to encourage your children to avoid alcohol during their adolescence, but a new study is very sobering. It seems, like sex, the longer you delay the onset of drinking alcohol, the less risk a person will experience over a li...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.29
Thanks to Dr. Wes Fisher at DrWes for hosting Grand Rounds 4.29 this week and including my poem in tribute to Larry King, a teen killed for being gay.This week's Grand Rounds was a wonderful way to start my day - and not bad for a cardiologist - ...
Understanding Readiness for Treatment in Teens
By the age of 18 about 20% of teens have experienced a depressive disorder which challenges their health, school work, and social relationships. In spite of the fact that counseling and medication can help, many teens do not receive treatment, alt...
The Line Between Enabling and Supporting
To be healthy teens need to assume responsibility for their lives gradually, as they are emotionally ready for it, but hopefully before they need the skills to live independently. Some of the basic skills they will need include getting up on time,...
A Global Perspective on Teen Sex Habits
There is some good news about teen sex habits. The Journal of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine published a study and editorial suggesting that teenage sexual activity does not always have serious short-term and long-term health-compromising co...
Unconditional Love: How Hard Can It Be?
Continuing with the theme about the impact of advertising, I set out trying to find an explanation about why advertising works so well on the American people. What I found was a book that could have a profound impact on how we parent. "Real Love,"...
Grand Rounds 3.27: Thank You
Thank you Dr. Stuart Henochwicz at MedViews for hosting Grand Rounds 3.27 this week and including my post about the importance of sleep for teens.Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, sleep, Grand Rounds
Wash Your Hands & Prevent Flu
I have heard predictions that half of Americans will contract H1N1 flu this season, so I hope everyone is talking about prevention with their children and teens! Sadly, one of the best prevention habits - washing hands before eating, after sneezin...