Teen Health 411
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  • Vacation and Financial Education

    While I am in vacation planning mode I realized that an important consideration in every family about what the vacation will include is the total cost of a vacation.Whether you stay with family or friends, drive, fly, leave the country, go to an a...

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  • Thank You Grand Rounds

    I would like to thank Kim at Emergiblog for hosting Grand Rounds this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about "the porning of our teens."This was an interesting week of posts but I have to say that my favorite post was the lost tampon...

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  • Helping Friends Who Are Stressed And Depressed

    We all have bad days or even months, and we all feel overwhelmed or like we cannot cope, but it is important to remember that things will always get better. Sometimes it helps when our friends tell us that!There are three ways people tend to react...

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  • Sexual Risk Patterns in Junior High

    A recent article in the Journal of School Health reported the prevalence of vaginal, oral, and anal intercourse among 1,279 urban, public middle school students from 10 middle schools in a large southeastern school district. The participants were ...

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  • Girls, Women and HIV

    The 4th Annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (3/10/09) should help us all remember that HIV/AIDS poses special risks for women and girls.There are more than 278,000 women and adolescent girls living with HIV.80 percent of the fem...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.12

    Thanks to Alvaro Fernandez at Sharpbrains for hosting Grand Rounds 5.12 this week and including the post about fat teens and exercising from Teen Health 411.I loved the interview theme and the posts were pretty darn entertaining this week, which i...

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  • Teens, Privacy & Online Social Networks

    Social networking sites appeal to teens because they provide instant communication, blogging, photos, music and video sharing, and a chance to post original creations. Currently, 93% of teens between 12 and 17 years old use the Internet, 61% of th...

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  • New Media In The Everyday Lives of Youth

    I went to the public forum presented by commonsense media and the MacArthur Foundation at Stanford last Wednesday and was pleasantly surprised by the range of information presented during the two hours, particularly that it was primarily qualitati...

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  • 4th Annual Conference About Best Practices in Bullying Prevention

    The 4th Annual Conference about Best Practices in Bullying Prevention will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida November 5th-8th, 2007. Stop Bullying Now puts forth the following steps to reduce bullying in your school, based in art on Limber, S.P. ...

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  • Is Your Parenting Ready For College?

    We spend a lot of time worrying about whether our teens are ready for college, but in fact, it is as much about whether we, as parents, are prepared. We have spent all of their life providing opportunities for growth, fun, and exploration, helped ...

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

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