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  • Fathers' Alcohol Use and Substance Use Among Teens

    Here is some interesting information that calls for continued education for families about the potential impact of fathers' alcohol use on teen substance use.For those of you who may not know, alcohol abuse is defined using the criteria specified ...

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  • Teens and Sexual Health

    There was a great article called "The modern age generation confused: Cancer vaccines, birth control, emergency contraception -- with all these options, are teens any sexually healthier?" in the Sunday Chronicle (page CM-13) last Sunday by Heather...

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  • Get Ready for That Feeling of Rejection and Failure

    Rejection and perceived failure are hard for everyone, but particularly for teens. It is that season again for receiving test scores and rejection letters - college applications are rejected, the writing contest results are coming in, scholarship...

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  • New Web Resource for Parents of Tweens & Teens

    The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) just went live with their revised health sites for the parents of teens and preteens. Supported in part by a grant from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health (LPFCH), the health care team that ...

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  • Keep Your Shoes On Your Feet

    Do you know that you can get plantar warts and athlete's foot if you are barefoot in locker rooms or gyms?Plantar warts are caused by a virus that produces flat or gray-brown bumps on the soles of the feet. Athlete's foot is a fungus that causes f...

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  • The State of America's Children is Deteriorating

    In December the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) released "The State of America's Children 2008," describing the number of children at risk. The results, reflecting data mostly from 2007, are pretty embarrassing. For example, the United States, the r...

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  • Breast Cancer and Teens

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the United States. Although it is rare, women in their late teens can be diagnosed with breast cancer. Like most other health issues, the...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.09

    I would like to thank Enrico at Mexico Medical Student for hosting Grand Rounds 4.09 this week and including my post about gratitude, families and holidays.This week was uplifting and I loved the music playing in the background. Thank you!Photo Cr...

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  • How Busy is Busy?

    Can I just say that this time of year completely kicks my butt! I am sitting in a dirty house on a Sunday morning, finishing my second cup of coffee:trying to keep the dog from waking up the kids, who have been at the California Junior Classical L...

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  • Are Teens Really Engaging In More Oral Sex?

    There seems to be a belief that teens are participating in more oral sex than ever before, possibly to avoid emotional involvement, vaginal sex and pregnancy risk, partially because some teens do not think of oral sex as "real" sex, therefore do n...

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

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