Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.22
Thanks to Barry at Daily Interview for including a post about teens and obesity from Teen Health 411 in Grand Rounds 4.22 this week.This week was interesting and informative!Photo Credit: web_guy94301
House of Night Review: Hunted
Previously I reviewed the Young Adult House of Night Series and I am pleased to tell you that book #5 "Hunted" was released earlier this month. Like everyone else addicted to these books, my daughter and I flew through it, and are now waiting for...
I Always Knew Stanford was #1
When all else fails, and your teen is trying to pick a college, how about checking its Sexual Health Report Card? Each year the Trojan company commissions an independent research firm to rank 139 colleges and universities on the quality of their s...
Traveling with Teens: Part 3
Howling Acres Wolf Sanctuary in Oregon Spending a week with up to six teenagers for the last three summers while they work at the wolf sanctuary is always a highlight for me. I borrow a car (we call it the living room on wheels), get emergency con...
HIV among U.S. Adolescents
Researchers in the Journal of Adolescent Health called for intensified HIV prevention efforts within minority communities and among men who have sex with men in addition to more effort to encourage testing for at-risk youth. The investigators anal...
Saving Teens From Suicide
There is a not a person alive who would not stop a teen from committing suicide if they could. I truly believe this, and yet, another well-loved, smart, productive teenager with his entire life ahead of him has died in my community. His death leav...
Book Review: Can't Buy My Love (How Advertsing Changes the Way We Think and Feel)
Have I said lately how much I love having a great excuse to read a book? For the last two weeks I told myself "I have to finish that blog post," and I got to read a whole book. As a parent I know it can be hard to make time to read, but this book ...
Happy Thanksgiving Teen Health 411 Readers!
Blessings to everyone!The holidays are here and with them come the perfect opportunity to embrace what is important, slow down and spend time with the people you love the most.The next month brings extra tasks, visitors, the end of the semester, f...
It is Not My Fault!
Science Daily published a great article early in August called "Today's Parents Not To Blame For Teenage Problem Behavior," about a longitudinal Oxford Study (with UK families) that concluded that there was no evidence of a general decline in pare...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 5.14
Thanks to Walter Jessen at Highlight Health for hosting Grand Rounds 5.14 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about gratitude and the holidays.This week was really interesting. I loved the post about why babies should not sleep alo...