Teen Health 411
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  • Parenting as Inspiration

    As parents it is all too easy to get caught up in the thousands of things we feel we have to do every day and forget what really matters. Each day we need to worry about getting ourselves and kids to work, school and after school activities, comp...

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  • Would you like a bigger butt with that?

    Do you know that most adults should eat less than 2,000 calories a day? Sounds like a lot, until you consider that if you eat out, you can get your entire days worth in one meal. Here are some amazing facts (chosen at random):At Burger King - a ...

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  • Bat Mitzvah: Talk About Coming of Age!

    It has been a long time since I attended a Bat Mitzvah and I have to say I wish all young teens could participate in such a wonderful welcome to adulthood! Today we have had the pleasure of sharing one and it has been a great day!When a young girl...

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  • Back-to-School Basics

    Here are some interested facts from the National Center for Education Statistics. Nearly 56 million elementary and secondary students (which includes 1.1 million homeschoolers, and 6 million attending the private schools) are heading off to about...

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  • Overparenting - Can There Be Such A Thing?

    ?????????????????????????????????When did it happen that the merit of a person became based on the success of his or her children? I must have missed that switch, but I see it around me every day - parents who have nothing to say that is not about...

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  • Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs

    I would like to thank RN Central for including Healthline’s Health Matters as one of the top 50 health blogs! I am honored to be a part of a team that was included with the other wonderful groups on this list.As many of you may know, using technol...

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  • Youth Need More Exercise

    I am as serious as a heart attack! Given all the press about the growing obesity rates, particularly in children, at one time or another all of us have probably thought our families needed a healthier diet and more exercise, and we were right.Last...

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  • Bike Safety and Manners

    Please share the road with bicycles!The other day my daughters were biking home from their school and my daughter signaled a left turn, pulled from the right to the left in the lane and made her left turn, but while the car behind her went past he...

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  • A New Online Safety Group

    A recent story in the Palo Alto Daily News by Larry Magid reported the founding of a new Family Online Safety Institute to promote research and discussion about how to keep kids safe online. There is also a new Web site at the National Center for ...

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  • GLBT Movies to Share With Your Teens

    The social construction of sexuality in our country has mostly ignored the reality of gay and lesbian adolescents. Until into the 70’s the psychiatric profession regarded homosexuality as an illness, and well into the 80’s, gay youth were treated...

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About the Author

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

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