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 ...
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...
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...
A History of Manga
For all of you parents who are asking "what is Manga," this post is for you. Manga is Japanese comics, and anime is Japanese animation. The West has always liked Japanese pop culture, from the Godzilla movies of the 1950's, through Speed Racer in ...
Check out Grand Rounds 5.12 at the Huffington Post
Grand Rounds 5.12 (the Obama Interview) by Alvaro Fernandez at Sharpbrains was just posted by the Huffington Post. Pretty cool if you ask me - check it out!
Book Review: Now What Do I Do? A Guide to Help Teenagers with Their Parents' Separation or Divorce
Lynn Cassella-Kapusinski wrote this book in 2006 to share her own experiences and help teens deal with the feelings that naturally accompany the family changes that divorce brings with it. She is also the author of "Making Your Way After Your Pare...
Grand Rounds 3.40: Thank You
I want to thank wandering visitor for hosting Grand Rounds 3.40 this week and including my post about what inspires me. This week was really interesting and gave me an opportunity to get to know more about my fellow bloggers and begin to feel like...
HIV and Your Grandparents
It may be time for teens or parents to sit grandpa down and talk about HIV prevention. Not for the benefit of the teen, but for the protection of grandpa and grandma. The over-50 crowd is a relatively small part of the at-risk group for HIV and ot...
Resources for Sexual Minority Youth
Sexual orientation is not something teens choose, and for teens who are struggling in families without support or even tolerance, there is always someone to help. Teens can reach out to an adult who will help - a teacher, a relative, a doctor, a c...
Helping Stressed Students
There is a growing concern about the amount of stress our teens are experiencing, although all stress is not bad. Some stress adds challenge and opportunity to life. Without stress, life would be pretty dull but too much stress can seriously affec...