Post Holiday Blues?
Feeling a little slow, sad, or irritable during this last few days of the holiday season? Are you paying more attention to the advertisements for anti-depression medication? Do you have a list of things to do that is longer than the the available ...
United States #1: In Chlamydia Cases
Every year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases a report on three sexually transmitted diseases caused by different bacteria - chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, which are reportable - and therefore countable. The last re...
Happy Thanksgiving - Generations
Happy Thanksgiving to all of the readers of Teen Health 411. I hope your day is peaceful and full of blessings, love, and happiness. Today is an opportunity to remember everything we are grateful for and tell those people we appreciate how lucky ...
Does my Tween or Teen Need a Flu Shot?
Yes! Last year 200,000 people were hospitalized with the flu and 36,000 died of complications from the virus!Flu vaccine supplies are plentiful this year and health care experts are encouraging everyone to get a flu shot within the next few weeks...
Happy Anniversary Teen Health 411
I cannot believe that Teen Health 411 has existed for an entire year! Wow! 206 posts later, I want to thank Healthline for sponsoring this blog and teaching me how to function in the blogosphere. More importantly, I especially want to thank the mo...
Traveling with Teens: Part 1
I guess I am lucky in that my kids' friends actually like me and never seem to mind me hanging around. They even let me sit with them at the movies and keep parents company during parties. This special status means I clean up after them a lot, hav...
Unintentional Injury & Adolescents and Young Adults
The National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC) has just released a new fact sheet on Unintentional Injury in Adolescents and Young Adults, which is the leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults. In 2004 the leading causes ...
Grand Rounds 3.6: Halloween
I would like to thank Dr. Hebert from the Medical Gumbo Blog for hosting this week's Grand Rounds and including my post on Dating Violence.
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.46
Thank you Kim at Emergiblog for hosting Grand Rounds 5.46 this week and including a post about Dating Violence from Teen Health 411.This week was truly "cracking" - health reform, a book I have to read (Why She Buys), an argument against depressio...
Caffeine & Youth
There is no nutritional need for caffeine, and yet it is the most popular drug in the world. Caffeine is found naturally in over 60 plants including the coffee bean, tea leaves, kola nut, and cacao pod. All over the world many people consume caffe...