Teen Health 411
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  • Facebooking As a Family

    OK, my kids and I are all officially on Facebook and at least they have their privacy settings set tight, and I have to say, it has been very interesting!Here is what surprised me:I am not the oldest Facebook user on the earth (although completely...

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  • The First Day at Work - for Teens and Parents

    For teens, congratulations - you have done it - you have a job and today is the first day! Take a deep breath, be early and enthusiastic. Remember that every person working where you work now had a first day and will understand when you have quest...

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  • National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

    February 2010 is the first National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and there is a great online conversation happening all month at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) site to celebrate.As the site suggests: everyone who ...

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  • Schools and Parents Taking Action to Stop Cyberbullying

    Cyberbullying is online harassment via electronic devices, including email, text messaging, and online teen forums. The nature of this assault can be even worse than the old-fashioned kind of physical and verbal bullying - because of the anonymity...

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  • Five Signs of Common Mental Health Conditions

    Disorders like depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and bipolar disorder all have warning signs. If you are concerned about these signs in yourself or others, talk to a trusted adult and get help!Clinical DepressionLoss of appe...

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  • Gay Teens

    In keeping with the theme of gay teens, a story in USA Today on 2/8/07 by Marilyn Elias talked about teens "coming out" earlier, feeling better about themselves, and feeling like there is more acceptance for homosexuality than in any other point i...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.35

    Thank you #1 Dinosaur at Musings of a Dinosaur for hosting Grand Rounds 4.35 this week and including my post about a new nutritional resource to help teens, or anyone, deciding to eat fast food restaurants.This week was very interesting and a grea...

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  • FDA Warning About Products That May be Harmful to Teens Health

    Teens Beware! There are products sold on the Internet and on EBay to treat herpes and AIDS and to prevent sexually transmitted diseases that do not work and may harm you! The FDA says there are no natural products proven to treat oral or genital h...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.32: Thank You

    I want to thank My Three Shrinks at Shrink Rap for hosting Grand Rounds 3.32 this week and including my post about how to help teens deal with the tragedy at Virginia Tech. This week was really creative!Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, ...

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  • Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

    Abuse and addiction to alcohol, nicotine and illegal substances cost Americans nearly one trillion dollars a year in medical costs, lost wages, and criminal proceedings. There is no way to measure the social impact and the damage that abuse does t...

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

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